Archive for: Corruption

French judge opens an investigation on Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbekistan President.

According to French newspaper “Le Monde”, a French investigating judge has opened an investigation on Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the Uzbekistan president, for money laundering. French judicial authorities have been asked for help by Swiss judges, who are already investigating the case, because of several high-end real properties belonging to Ms Karimova situated in France. These properties could have been used for the money laundering of the bribes payed by...

 
 

Jeune afrique: Corruption in the public oil sector in Algeria

An article published on March 5, 2013 in “Jeune Afrique” tells about corruption in the oil sector in Algeria. The corruption had already been revealed in the embassy cables released by Wikileaks. http://www.jeuneafrique.com/Article/JA2720p047_049.xml0/ (fr) The news is about corruption in the way of granting public contracts in oil sector in Algeria. Sonatrach is the public oil group of Algeria, it provides 98% of exports. The group has signed public contracts...

 
 

@Mujtahidd: Tweeting the Saudi Elite’s Secrets

Article written by Rodolphe Baron (OWNI) on April 3, 2012 For the past three months, an anonymous Twitter account – @Mujtahidd – has been tweeting remarkably well-informed revelations about those in power in Saudi Arabia. OWNI spoke with the anonymous whistleblower dubbed the ‘Saudi WikiLeaks’. With over 200,000 followers, many Saudis have already heard of @Mujtahidd. For more than three months, this anonymous Twitter account has been denouncing the lifestyles...

 
 

This Week in the Press: 9 – 15 February 2012

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In this week’s edition of the week in WikiLeaks press, US State Department cables showed how South Africa allowed Madagascar’s president to circumvent customs by picking up anti-riot munitions in his personal airplane during the 2009 uprisings.  Ten years on, Guantánamo Bay remains open, and open questions around detainee rights and futures remain.  US State Department cables also illuminate US-funded NGOs in Egypt.   Cables also expose the Philippines’ banking...

 
 

This Week in the Press: 12 – 18 January, 2012

This Week in the Press: 12 – 18 January, 2012

Cables show US concerns over closer Iran-Nicaragua relations. US considers Italy its main European base for projecting military power toward the Middle East and North Africa. Cables also focus on Ukrainian energy minister involved in the creation of the gas giant RusUkrEnergo, and the Chinese government’s concerns about human rights lawsuits against leaders.  Cables also quoted former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko as acknowledging that the privatization of certain enterprises...