25Aug 2017

Kambwili, GBM, Chikwanda: a group that thought they could own Zambia’s ruling party. They have called themselves “the Sata network”, “the Northern circuit”, “the genuine PF”, They sought to impose their hegemony within the Patriotic Front. With GBM openly fighting Edgar Lungu, the rest of the group started a campaign against President, using the FQM-ZCCM… Continue reading

24Aug 2017

In August 1999, 5 people met at the Royal Hotel in Paris: Bulat Utemuratov, a Kazakh oligarch and the right hand of Kazakhstan’s strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev, Gregory Lutchansky, a Russian oligarch allegedly connected to the Russian Mafia, Shabtaï Kalmanowich, a former KGB general, Pierre Delilez, a Belgian cop specialized on Russian Mafia, and Eric Van… Continue reading

23Aug 2017

Little can be said about the recent social developments that are in motion in some of the most populous regions in Sweden. Most of us grew up with the idea that this Nordic state, one of the most powerful economy on the European continent, represented the stability and the prosperity we all strive for in… Continue reading

20Aug 2017

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a network was created in Belgium to discredit the so-called Trio formed of Patokh Chodiev, Alijan Ibragimov and Alexander Mashkevitch. The network was coordinated by Eric Van de Weghe, an exotic character connected with intelligence services and with the underworld of ex-Soviet oligarchs. Today, members of the former… Continue reading

17Aug 2017

  As previously reported by Open Source Investigations and various other international media outlets, the Kenyan election of 2017 was the perfect battleground for the deployment of new-media influence mechanisms on a national scale, via the use of data mining and data analysis processes, combined with strategic political communication. These efforts were employed by the… Continue reading

11Aug 2017

In June 2017, when they started their campaign against President Lungu using the FQM-ZCCM settlement as a pretext, Chishimba Kambwili and his allies needed mouthpieces. The conspirators provided their friends in opposition media not only with documents, but also with a list of people to interview. Two leaders of small opposition parties were on that… Continue reading

11Aug 2017

Eric Van de Weghe is a character that keeps popping-up in the so-called “Kazakhgate affair” in Belgium. He was first mentioned in the context of Patokh Chodiev’s naturalization – the head of the Belgian intelligence made clear that the documents incriminating Chodiev were forgeries created by Van de Weghe. He reappeared when Armand De Decker… Continue reading

07Aug 2017

As previously reported by the Open Source Investigation team, Venezuela is currently descending into complete chaos as more clashes are reported between the loyalist Chavistas and the opposition members that want incumbent President Nicolas Maduro out. After the 29th of March vote, in which the Supreme Court – under the control of Maduro – announced… Continue reading