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  • The Unlikely Partnership that Unlocked Congo's Crude

    One of the world's largest oil traders turned to a Belgian passport maker to get access to African officials and their oil fields. But one employee admitted to giving bribes to make that happen.

    President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso at a Food Security Summit in Rome, 2009. Credit: Pier Paolo Cito / ReutersPresident of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso at a Food Security Summit in Rome, 2009. Credit: Pier Paolo Cito / Reuters

  • Russian Billionaire Linked to Putin and Manafort Has Shiny New Cyprus Passport

    A billionaire businessman with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin has bought a Cypriot passport through a controversial scheme that allows rich investors to acquire citizenship and visa-free access to the European Union, according to documents obtained exclusively by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and The Guardian.

    The flag of Cyprus, reimagined for the island country’s new investor citizens. Photo: Edin Pasovic / OCCRPThe flag of Cyprus, reimagined for the island country’s new investor citizens. Photo: Edin Pasovic / OCCRP

  • Former Maltese Anti-graft Agent says He Fears for His Life

     A former Maltese government anti-corruption agent has said he fears for his life after investigating allegations made by murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the BBCreported on Tuesday.

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