28Sep 2017

Chishimba Kambwili has confirmed OSI’s reports that he mounted a rebellion against President Edgar Lungu. Although tribal-motivated, the plot started with an attack on Lungu’s support of the mining sector. Both his tribal behaviour and anti-business rhetoric turned against Kambwili. Kambwili: Lungu is facing a rebellion In a series of investigative articles started back in… Continue reading

25Sep 2017

  The highlight of this weekend was without a doubt the German Federal election, which came at a tumultuous time for the well-established political parties that have been ruling the country ever since the 50’s. In a shocking result that left many baffled, AfD (right-winged, nationalist, anti-immigration) became the third largest party in the Bundestag,… Continue reading

20Sep 2017

Frank Monstrey is perhaps best known in Belgium for his real estate project, Sterea, near Brussels, which includes The National Golf Brussels in Sterrebeek. Golf and real estate may be fine, but Frank Monstrey also is – or rather was – an oil tycoon in Kazahstan. And this put him in the company of some… Continue reading

12Sep 2017

The Kenyan Supreme Court has annulled the results of the Presidential election that was held last month, citing major irregularities „in the transmission of results” all across the country. The electoral commission (IEBC) has been accused by the opposition, led by Mr. Odinga, that it colluded with the Jubilee Alliance, the party that backed incumbent… Continue reading

08Sep 2017

Chanda Kasolo is Permanent Secretary of the Eastern Province. There are ten such Permanent Secretaries in Zambia, one for each province, but Kasolo is the only one benefitting from national media coverage and support. Normally there would be nothing wrong with that. However something is very fishy with the support Kasolo is receiving from national… Continue reading

01Sep 2017

Who is behind the Kazakhgate scandal in the Belgian media? OSI revealed one name so far: that of the Kazakh oligarch Bulat Utemuratov, who orchestrated it in late 1990s and early 2000s. (http://www.opensourceinvestigations.com/belgium/propaganda-works-first-kazakhgate/) Another character closely linked to Utemuratov is Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh oligarch too, and a fugitive from justice who is currently living… Continue reading

28Aug 2017

The recent announcement made by the US President, Donald Trump, regarding the continuation of the American involvement in the Afghan War, might come to no surprise to some people – especially when thinking that the multi-billion dollar arms industry in the United States would profit out of it immensely. Apart from the arms industry, however,… Continue reading