July 2016

When the Panama Papers broke, it almost seemed like a V for Vendetta moment. Finally, the global conspiracy among the world’s wealthiest had been unearthed. Finally, we had what it would take to break a corrupt system. And then, just like that, the clamour died down, seemingly for good. So what exactly were the Panama […]

When the Panama Papers broke, it almost seemed like a V for Vendetta moment. Finally, the global conspiracy among the world’s wealthiest had been unearthed. Finally, we had what it would take to break a corrupt system. And then, just like that, the clamour died down, seemingly for good. So what exactly were the Panama […]

A key figure at the Republican national convention where Donald Trump was nominated for president has strong business ties with Ukraine, the Guardian has learned. The party platform written at the convention in Cleveland last week removed references to arming Ukraine in its fight with Russia, which has supported separatists in eastern Ukraine. Trump’s links […]

African leaders from left, President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, King Mswati III of Swaziland, Thabo Mbeki, of South Africa, Morgan Tsvangirai, Former Prime Minster of Zimbabwe nd others (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) By Kathleen Brophy – From Oxfam America The ugly stereotype of Africa’s “big man” normally shows a corrupt leader walking out of a negotiation […]

Published July 28, 2016 Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has questioned the veracity of the Panama Papers which led to his resignation. RÚV reports that Sigmundur gave his first extensive interview since dropping virtually out of sight some weeks ago, which he granted again to radio station Útvarp Saga. Towards the interview’s conclusion, host […]

African leaders from left, President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, King Mswati III of Swaziland, Thabo Mbeki, of South Africa, Morgan Tsvangirai, Former Prime Minster of Zimbabwe nd others (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) By Kathleen Brophy – From Oxfam America The ugly stereotype of Africa’s “big man” normally shows a corrupt leader walking out of a negotiation […]

Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news: ‘Panama Papers’ probe: Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into whether individuals at the law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” scandal, knowingly helped its clients launder money or evade taxes. [WSJ] Chandra Levy mystery: Federal prosecutors have decided to drop their case against […]

U.S. federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into whether individuals at Mossack Fonseca Co., the law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” scandal, knowingly helped its clients launder money or evade taxes, according to people familiar with the matter. Mossack Fonseca has been in the global spotlight since early April, when a […]

Published July 28, 2016 Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has questioned the veracity of the Panama Papers which led to his resignation. RÚV reports that Sigmundur gave his first extensive interview since dropping virtually out of sight some weeks ago, which he granted again to radio station Útvarp Saga. Towards the interview’s conclusion, host […]

There was an odd moment on the BBC last summer, during Jeremy Corbyn’s first leadership campaign. A reporter had asked him a simple question about nationalisation: “Where did you get these words from?” he snapped. “Has somebody been feeding you this stuff?”  At the time I was taken aback, but before long the campaign would become […]

U.S. federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into whether individuals at Mossack Fonseca Co., the law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” scandal, knowingly helped its clients launder money or evade taxes, according to people familiar with the matter. Mossack Fonseca has been in the global spotlight since early April, when a […]