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As we’ve all seen in the last couple of days, the conflict between Iran and Israel has escalated to a level unseen before, threatening the already fragile stability of the Middle East, a region that has been plagued with an active civil war in Syria and countless other proxy wars between various factions. The question… Continue reading

When one is taking a look at the current situation developing in the Middle East, it might come to no surprise that everything that is unfolding at the moment is not only difficult to explain, but it might also change overnight. After the recent visit of US President Donald J. Trump in Saudi Arabia and… Continue reading

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

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

If you are one of Joseph Kabila’s associates, you are going to lose your money. The US Government message is unequivocal. Imposing sanctions on two members of Kabila’s inner circle is a decision with immediate effect. They have been added to the OFAC’s black list and OFAC is one of the most powerful US government… Continue reading