Region: Africa & Middle East

Gertler arrangement “defied Treasury Department norms”

22 February 2021

Women in Investigations 2021: deadline extended

GIR is accepting nominations for the third Women in Investigations survey; nominations can now be submitted until 26 February.

19 February 2021

World Bank turns to external firms amid pandemic

The World Bank is one of several multilateral development banks that have recently sought external firms to carry out investigative work because of difficulties created by the pandemic.

18 February 2021

SFO: Ex-SBM Offshore exec took a leading role in corrupt oil deal

A former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore was an enthusiastic participant in a corrupt plot to win oil contracts in Iraq, the UK’s anti-fraud office has alleged in a London court.

18 February 2021

US animal health company discloses criminal sanctions probe

New Jersey-based Zoetis has reported potential Iranian sanctions violations to the US Justice Department after conducting an investigation into historic sales by a company it acquired.

17 February 2021

Saudi companies want to subpoena US law firm in $3.5bn embezzlement case

A group of Saudi Arabian companies wants Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and two financial institutions to disclose information about their links to a former high-ranking Saudi official accused of embezzling billions from the state.

16 February 2021

Nigeria proposes new anti-corruption chief

16 February 2021

KPMG to stop some non-audit services in South Africa

16 February 2021

SBM Offshore manager: I had no reason to be suspicious of Unaoil

A former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore accused of bribery offences claims he was a conduit who merely relied on the judgement of his seniors.

15 February 2021

Norway drops Fishrot-linked corruption investigation into DNB

Authorities investigated allegations that DNB facilitated millions in potentially illicit payments on behalf of an Icelandic fishing company.

12 February 2021

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