Once the most pirate-infested region on the planet, the waters off the coast of Somalia are now home to a different maritime crime - illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to a new report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
Moroccan authorities have arrested a suspected cybercriminal allegedly responsible for online phishing and fraud campaigns that have defrauded thousands of victims since as early as 2009, Interpol said in a statement Tuesday.
A court in Togo issued extensive prison sentences to eight maritime pirates on Monday for the attempted hijacking of a tanker ship in May of 2019. It’s the first time that pirates have been tried and sentenced in a country where maritime piracy has been an ongoing serious problem.
An Azerbaijani couple close to Baku’s political elite agreed on Monday to hand over 4 million pounds ($5.5 million) to British authorities and this way settle an inquiry into the origin of their wealth, which is believed to have entered the U.K. through a money laundering system known as the Azerbaijani Laundromat.
Exiled Kremlin critic and former tycoon Mikhail Kodorkovsky said he was ready “to relocate” his media projects out of Russia after Moscow declared several European civil society and educational groups, including his, “undesirable on Russian territory.”
Angolan authorities should drop criminal defamation charges against anti-corruption journalists Coque Mukuta and Escrivão José and stop trying to silence those who are exposing corruption, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a statement on Thursday.
Pension Fund Administrators in Latin America have used hundreds of millions of dollars in worker savings to finance dubious private companies and buy government debt, a new cross-border investigation has revealed.
Multinational corporations registered in Luxembourg are believed to be using a loophole in the country’s tax system to circumvent European Union transparency regulations and underpay tax.
Days before the European Union imposed sanctions on Belarusian oligarch Aliaksei Aleksin over his links to Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, his family sold its Cyprus-based company along with a bank to a Lebanese businessman, this way saving both entities from the sanctions-related asset freeze.
The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world has made people poorer and more vulnerable to human trafficking, according to the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report.