12Dec 2018

Inspired by Angola’s dos Santos, Kabila handpicked an unknown party loyalist as successor. Apparently, he couldn’t be more wrong. Angola’s and DRC’s succession crises In February 2017, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president since 1979, announced that he will step down and not run in August 2017 elections. He also handpicked a loyal hardliner as… Continue reading

11Dec 2018

The recent protests in France have shown us the fragility of a Western developed nation to tackle social issues that have been brewing within its mist for decades already, slowing eating away at the very fabric of the contract that exists between the citizens of the nation and the political class that represents them. Make… Continue reading

22Nov 2018

The Khashoggi fiasco has brought forward something that the Saudi Arabian Kingdom might have wanted to remain hidden from plain sight: the amount of money that they have given to Western PR firms as for them to paint a very different picture regarding the way the Kingdom has conducted business in the on-going Yemen war… Continue reading

09Nov 2018

Thai Government used public funds to pay for BGR’s lobbying services on behalf of a third party, businessman and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. For almost 2 years, from September 2012 to May 2014, Thaksin and Thai Government were represented by the same US lobby firm, BGR Government Affairs. The governing party was Thaksin’s former… Continue reading

23Oct 2018

Some may have heard about what transpired in the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul a couple of weeks ago, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi never came out of the diplomatic building which he entered a couple of hours before. After a couple of days of uncertainty, Turkish authorities and media launched a massive bombshell regarding… Continue reading

24Sep 2018

Something really fishy happened this summer regarding one of Europe’s biggest companies – Lafarge SA – yet the media has kept the story on the down low, with only a few major publications reporting on this. The French company was placed under formal investigation over allegations that it financed terrorist groups, including the Islamic State,… Continue reading

04Sep 2018

The Inoyatov family owns a 5.3 billion rubles poultry production facility in Russia’s Tula region. They are also involved in several major projects in the region, including a 1.3 billion rubles compound feed plant. Tula’s “honorable investors” Volovo is the administrative center of Volovsky Municipal District, Tula Region, some 270 kilometers south of Moscow. It… Continue reading

20Aug 2018

After the recent departure of the late President Jacob Zuma everybody seemed to be thinking that South Africa was moving towards a normalization of the state affairs. However, soon after Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as the fifth President of South Africa, the ANC started giving out mixed signals to the public, especially when talking about… Continue reading