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Telecoms company financed terrorism with World Bank money, lawsuit says

By Ines Kagubare

15 June 2020

Telecoms company financed terrorism with World Bank money, lawsuit says
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The plaintiffs allege that MTN paid protection money to the Taliban using funds from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. The telecoms company’s conduct, therefore, falls under US jurisdiction, the lawsuit says.