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Our investigation Undermining Sanctions revealed how Israeli billionaire and mining magnate Dan Gertler may have evaded US sanctions over corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which were then in force against him and acquired new mining assets.
The publication forced Gertler and allies to come out of the shadows and respond publicly to our allegations, which they denied. They have since mounted unprecedented smear and legal campaigns against us and our partner in the investigation, the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa.
All of this has created controversy around Gertler’s character, and a strong call for accountability in the DRC and abroad. In the DRC, civil society movements have been emboldened to advocate on matters related to corruption and have called out the government to scrutinize Dan Gertler’s deals in their country and to return revenues from the mining sector to the Congolese people.