The investigative report, “The Plunder Route to Panama”, highlights how Africa’s leaders are doing more than accepting bribes from foreign companies or evading tax. Rather, they are systematically setting up power structures run by favored friends or family members to steal billions of dollars and store the loot outside of their countries, the report finds. […]

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Some EU members are obstructing the fight against money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion. That is the conclusion of the European Parliament committee of inquiry into the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks. It has approved its final report after an 18-month probe. MEPs pointed to a “lack of political will among some member states to advance on […]

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VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Dutch forensic team arrived in Malta on Tuesday to help investigate the car bomb slaying of a journalist who scrutinized the country’s top politicians and other powerful figures, an official said, as angry Maltese demanded the truth about who killed the anti-corruption crusader. Maltese Home Minister Michael Farrugia said FBI agents also would be […]

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By NYABOGA KIAGEMore by this Author A Maltese journalist who led the Panama Papers investigations that linked former Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal and other high-ranking Kenyans to a string of shell companies registered in a notorious tax haven has died. Ms Daphne Galizia was killed on Monday, when a powerful bomb blew up her […]

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The Panama Papers scandal last year shone a light on the extent and pervasiveness of tax avoidance that exists around the world. It revealed that individuals from 200 countries used more than 214,000 offshore entities to help them avoid paying billions in tax to their country of origin. Those implicated included 140 politicians and officials; […]

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Although the number of vulnerabilities is growing, the rate of attacks is decreasing. As ISPs and security solutions become better at detecting and stopping malware distributed by mass spam blasts, these types of attacks are increasingly left to the realm of amateurs. Well-organized criminal gangs have learned to continually test and refine their techniques with […]

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At the time of Renaissance, a not-so-tall statue of a brave young underdog warrior, David, standing just over five metres tall and weighing six tonnes, mesmerised the world. This masterpiece was set into stone with a hammer and chisel by Michelangelo.  On September 8, 1504, when Michelangelo unveiled his masterpiece in the city square in […]

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By Kate Hairsine A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa’s politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money offshore. The investigative report, “The Plunder Route to Panama”, highlights how Africa’s leaders are doing more than accepting bribes from foreign companies or evading tax. […]

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The investigative report, “The Plunder Route to Panama”, highlights how Africa’s leaders are doing more than accepting bribes from foreign companies or evading tax. Rather, they are systematically setting up power structures run by favored friends or family members to steal billions of dollars and store the loot outside of their countries, the report finds. […]

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