17Oct 2016

If you are one of Joseph Kabila’s associates, you are going to lose your money. The US Government message is unequivocal. Imposing sanctions on two members of Kabila’s inner circle is a decision with immediate effect. They have been added to the OFAC’s black list and OFAC is one of the most powerful US government […]

12Oct 2016

Nana Akufo Addo publicly expressed his great admiration for Charles Taylor’s “sense of statesmanship and patriotism”. After saving him in Ghana, Akufo Addo continued to vehemently oppose to Taylor’s arrest, defying the US- and UN- backed Special War Crimes Court for Sierra Leone. Akufo Addo snubbed the Interpol and announced that he is strongly against […]

07Oct 2016

On 3 June 2003, the Liberian presidential plane landed on Accra airport. One of the world’s most vicious leaders, Liberia’s President Charles Taylor arrived in Ghana at the head of a 62-member delegation. Taylor, the principal backer of Sierra Leone RUF rebels who gained a reputation for atrocity by hacking off civilians’ limbs, was in […]

05Sep 2016

The youngest son of the drug lord Joaquin Guzman was kidnaped on 15 August 2016. He was released unharmed five days later, but the message was clear: El Chapo’s enemies are taking advantage of his weakness. Rival cartels are directly targeting his family members. Couple of days after his son’s release, gunmen killed El Chapo’s […]

20Jul 2016

There is no doubt that the Philippines is in a strange position. After years of judicial and diplomatic procedures, a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled broadly in favour of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute. However, the newly elected Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, seems as unhappy as the Chinese officials […]

23Jun 2016

President Joseph Kabila has broken his country’s Constitution: there won’t be presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. A corrupt and incapable president refuses to cede power. With the people set against him and an unambiguous two-term limit in the Constitution, Kabila clings to power using violence and repression.   A corrupt, […]

16Jun 2016

Rumors begin to circulate that, when it comes to Ghana, there is more to Panama Papers than it meets the eye. It appears that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has more connections with the family of former President John Agyekum Kufuor than one would have thought. And these connections don’t necessarily bring back happy memories to […]