25May 2017

The city of Manchester was hit by a gruesome terrorist attack that targeted a largely popular venue – the Manchester Arena – where fans were leaving an Ariana Grande concert. The attack, orchestrated by the now named British-Libyan national Salman Abedi, aged 22, killed 22 people including children and injured more than fifty-nine others. It… Continue reading

22May 2017

The former CEO of AWDC, Freddy Hanard was heard by the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission on 23 March 2017. As revealed by OSI, he chose to mock and defy the Belgian MPs. And in some ways he was wright. Freddy Hanard was the CEO of the AWDC from May 2006 to December 2010. He was running… Continue reading

10May 2017
Macron

Now that the Presidential Elections are finally over and the new President of the Fifth Republic of France is confirmed to be Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate that ran the „En Marche!” platform, let’s take a closer look at some of the most serious aspects of the campaign and how it might affect the outcome… Continue reading

04May 2017
Kazakhgate, Patokh Chodiev, AWDC

When on 22 March this year the Kazakhgate commission in the Belgian Parliament questioned the former CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), Freddy Hanard, it was very shy. No powerful questions were asked. It was as if the members of the commission were afraid to reveal too much of the truth, namely that… Continue reading

03May 2017
zuma must go

Once one of the most prosperous countries in the world, South Africa is now struggling to maintain its economic prospects and social stability. The continental leadership provided by the South African government has been increasingly under pressure, seen for example in the fact that Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy in 2014, and the social inequalities… Continue reading