03Feb 2017
Edgar Lungu Pius Kasolo

Pius Kasolo, CEO of ZCCM-IH, is preparing to succeed Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu, multiple sources told OSI. Kasolo will be the Patriotic Front presidential candidate in 2021. A Bemba PF founder, Kasolo has recently strengthened his position in the ruling party. His brother is a PF cadre and Eastern Province permanent secretary. Mining sector investors… Continue reading

26Jan 2017

OSI has documentary evidence that Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić has paid William Montgomery 7,500 euros per hour. Montgomery is a former US Ambassador to Serbia. Nikolić’s rhetoric about the US is hypocritical. We can also exclusively reveal that from 2010 to 2012 Nikolić gave Montgomery tens of thousands of euros to have “sporadic conversations”.  … Continue reading

16Jan 2017

Aleksandar Vučić’s Wikipedia profile has been sanitized by a lobbying company. The Serbian government lied when it denied being the client of London-based lobbying firm Bell Pottinger. In 2014, the Government of Serbia and PM Vučić’s Serbian Progressive Party were both clients of Bell Pottinger at the very same time.   “I work for Bell… Continue reading

19Dec 2016

The Washington-based lobbying firm BGR has failed to deliver for Joseph Kabila. In September 2016, BGR and the Congolese government signed a contract worth $875,000. Ed Rogers, BGR founder and a Washington Post writer has been one of Donald Trump’s fiercest critics. Kabila’s lobbyist has called Trump stupid liar and racist, described him as a… Continue reading

11Nov 2016

Just a few days before the US presidential elections, four Congress members urged US President to “expand the scope of sanctions” and initiate “additional judicial investigations into kleptocratic activity by top DRC officials”. The Congressional letter to president Obama is bipartisan, being supported alike by Democrats and Republicans. Two Republican lawmakers signed the letter: Ed… Continue reading

10Nov 2016

Stanley Obaze is a Nigerian. He doesn’t like Ghana, but has been forced to spend some time in Accra because his wife, Valerie Obaze, has been strongly involved in her father’s presidential campaigns. Valerie Obaze is Nana Akufo Addo’s daughter. The Nigerian is Nana Akufo Addo’s son-in-law. While claiming his simple life, his hardships and… Continue reading

27Oct 2016

US government sanctions will be expanded to include Joseph Kabila’s family and other senior government, security, and intelligence officials in the DRC. The list of sanctions targets includes Kalev Mutond, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, Emmanuel Andrupiako, Albert Yuma Mulimbi, Moïse Ekanga, Zoé Kabila and Jaynet Kabila. Kabila’s powerful allies in business are also in the firing… Continue reading