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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Guinea may strip Steinmetz mining rights

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz,58, is based in Geneva, Switzerland A state-sponsored committee reviewing mining concessions in Guinea said Wednesday that its 18-month investigation found evidence of graft involving a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz.… Continue Reading

Hyperdynamics under investigation for Guinea oil and gas rights

Houston-based oil and gas company Hyperdynamics Corporation said it received a subpoena from the DOJ in September requesting documents relating to its business in the African country of Guinea.

The company said it believes the investigation is focused on whether its ‘activities in obtaining and retaining the Concession rights and [its] relationships with charitable organizations potentially violate the FCPA and anti-money laundering statutes.’… Continue Reading

Mining sector investigations spread to U.K.

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has launched a criminal investigation of London-listed mining company ENRC plc.

‘The focus of the investigation will be allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption relating to the activities of the company or its subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and Africa,’ the SFO said in a statement.… Continue Reading

African reformer murdered

The chief of the treasury in the West African country of Guinea was assassinated last weekend, just months after she uncovered and blocked a plot to embezzle $2 million from the country’s central bank.… Continue Reading