Featured Namibia

Another law firm dragged into Fishrot scandal

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has confirmed investigating another law firm, Ellis Shilengundwa Incorporated, in connection with funds deposited into their bank account by the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor). Ellis & Partners Incorporated was established in 1997 by renowned lawyer Phillip Ellis. Ellis, however, left the law firm in… Read More

Anatomy of a Bribe: Corruption in Namibia’s fishing industry unveiled

Several figures close to Namibian President Hage Geingob have been filmed discussing the laundering of political contributions, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. In Anatomy of a Bribe, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes corruption in Namibia‘s fishing industry, implicating the country’s now former minister of fisheries and marine resources,… Read More

Norway Police to Investigate DNB After Iceland Laundering Report

Police in Norway will investigate the country’s biggest bank after it was reportedly used by an Icelandic fishing company to launder money. The probe will try to determine whether DNB ASA, which is based in Oslo, committed any punishable offenses, Hedvig Moe, acting chief of the Norwegian National Authority for… Read More
20th November 2019
Two Icelandic banks are already investigating the accounting of Samherji—the Icelandic fishing giant currently embroiled in a scandal involving bribing Namibian officials for fishing quotas, and using a shell company in a tax haven to squirrel away the proceeds, Vísir reports. Samherji’s activities were brought to light last… Read More
23rd January 2018
European Union officials have removed eight jurisdictions from its blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns. Barbados, Grenada, the Republic of Korea, Macao SAR, Mongolia, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates are moved to… Read More
25th August 2017
Japan will set unilateral sanctions on eight foreign firms and individuals as punishment for their alleged dealings with North Korea. The sanctions are among the latest international efforts to isolate the country and follow sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council earlier this month. Read More
23rd August 2016
He had been arrested in Namibia in September 2006 after a global manhunt, but fought extradition. Read More
30th June 2016
Namibia is implementing United Nations sanctions against North Korea and cutting ties with two high profile entities, a statement sent to NK News by the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation read on Thursday. The two entities, the Korean Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID) and Mansudae Overseas Projects (MOP), have been operating in Namibia and… Read More
7th June 2016
Namibia will chair the seventh annual general meeting (AGM) and conference for heads of anti−corruption agencies in Africa, to be held in Malawi next year. Read More