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Gulf of Guinea leaders buy their credibility
sleazy African dictators and their French enablers... la FrancAfrique lives
france  chad  Africa  Cameroon  corruption  power  rogues  politics  strategy  marketing  gabon  EquatorialGuinea 
november 2011 by amaah
Keeping Foreign Corruption Out Of The United States: Four Case Histories Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations United States Senate (pdf)
$110 Million. Teodoro Obiang, the 40-year old son of the President of Equatorial Guinea... Third Party Accounts... Lost Escrow Business... $18 Million Through Lobbyist Account. Omar Bongo, President of Gabon for 41 years until his death last year, and his eldest son, Ali Bongo,.. In 2007, President Omar Bongo brought $1 million in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into the United States under cover of diplomatic immunity.. Jennifer Douglas, a U.S. citizen and the fourth wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former presidential candidate in Nigeria, helped her husband bring more than $40 million in suspect funds into the United States from 2000 to 2008, through wire transfers from offshore corporations.. Pierre Falcone, a notorious Angolan arms dealer had open access to more than 30 U.S. bank accounts in Arizona for 18 years.Aguinaldo Jaime, former head of the Central Bank of Angola, tried twice to transfer $50 million in Angolan government funds to a private account
corruption  finance  money  Africa  Gabon  Angola  EquatorialGuinea  Nigeria  banking  USA  strategy  regulation  sleaze  bongo  culture  politics  power  economics 
february 2010 by amaah
Taint of Corruption Is No Barrier to U.S. Visa
now now, if US banks aren't able to get looted funds then others will. In addition, the memorandum said, the Justice Department believes that Mr. Obiang “may be receiving bribes or extortion payments” from the oil companies as a percentage of their contracts.

Spokesmen for ExxonMobil and Marathon said the companies followed all relevant laws.
rogues  equatorialguinea  corruption  oil  energy  blackgold  usa  policy  strategy  politics  money  power  law 
november 2009 by amaah
Paris judge opens probe into African leaders' assets
Now, now. Biting the hand that feeds you can be dangerous especially if these hands are those of Omar Bongo of Gabon, Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea
rogues  corruption  Africa  Gabon  Congo  equatorialguinea  France  politics  shellgame  crime  bribes  fraud 
may 2009 by amaah
Money Laundering And Foreign Corruption: Case Study Involving Riggs Bank (pdf)
The Senate report on Riggs bank and its dealings with Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea's strongman, and Pinochet, Chile's erstwhile dictator. It takes two to do the corruption tango.
fraud  corruption  rogues  equatorialGuinea  USA  politics  Africa  oil  energy  Chile  banking  filetype:pdf  media:document 
july 2008 by amaah
China In Africa
A little breathless reporting on "The Great Chinese Takeout", typical phrases: resource-hungry, blood-curdling, epic primal propulsion, formidably efficient, Malthus, toxic intercontinental corruption, primordial, biological struggle, chaotic and reckless
economics  politics  strategy  China  Africa  Mozambique  Zambia  EquatorialGuinea  Congo  development  infrastructure  energy  BlackGold  GreatGame 
july 2008 by amaah
Huhudious (or Silly Season)
huhudious adj. an outrageous statement or a point of view or behaviour that beggars belief. close synonym to hubristic, breathtaking and preposterous, with the same notion of brazen, yet insouciant, arrogance on the part of the interlocutor. hoo-hoo-dious
huhudious  B-movie  life  humour  language  neologism  observation  satire  essay  rant  politics  economics  perception  culture  media  journalism  England  USA  America  Africa  hypocrisy  irony  Congo  Kabila  GreatGame  CoteD'Ivoire  Liberia  Ghana  Iraq  Iran  AbuGhraib  Guantanamo  StephenCambone  Gabon  EquatorialGuinea  China  Microsoft  Bongo  Putin  Kristof  Bolton  ThingsFallApart  toli 
may 2006 by amaah
Condeleezza Rice meets with Obiang Nguema
Ahh strange bedfellows: Condi Rice meets with Obiang Nguema, an unsavory, corrupt character who seized power in a 1979 coup, runs a regime condemned by the State Dept for human rights violations, torture, beatings, abuse and deaths of prisoners and suspec
StrangeBedfellows  condi  usa  neocons  rogues  EquatorialGuinea  Africa  oil  GreatGame  hypocrisy  photo 
april 2006 by amaah

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