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Assad Henchmen's Russian Refuge
Global Witness estimates that prominent members of the powerful Makhlouf family, cousins of dictator Bashar al-Assad, own at least US$40 million worth of property across two Moscow skyscrapers. Some of the same family members have been key in maintaining al-Assad’s grip on power.
Sassou-Nguesso’s Laundromat: A Congolese State Affair – Part II
The son of Republic of Congo’s President Denis Sassou-Nguesso seemingly stole over $50 million from the Congolese treasury by setting up a complex and opaque corporate structure in multiple countries.
Trump’s Luxury Condo: A Congolese State Affair
Our new investigation reveals how the Congolese Presidential family used tainted money to buy a Trump apartment in New York City.
Corruption & Money Laundering, Anonymous Companies
The Paradise Papers
The ‘Paradise papers’ revelations shine a fresh light on how the secrecy for sale in tax havens facilitates tax evasion, organised crime and corruption.
Narco-a-lago: Money Laundering at the Trump Ocean Club Panama
We investigate how profits from Colombian cartels’ narcotics trafficking were laundered through a development that bore Donald Trump’s name
Anonymous Company Owners
Paper companies are the getaway cars for the world’s criminal and corrupt – we must take away the keys.
Shell and Eni's Misadventures in Nigeria
In 2011, Shell and Eni paid US$1.1bn for one of West Africa’s largest oil fields, situated off the coast of Nigeria, but the money did not benefit the country’s citizens.
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An Idiot's Guide to Money Laundering
Suspect cash to stash? It's easy! Just follow our step by step guide.
Congo's Secret Sales
Huge international mining companies acquired major mining concessions in Congo for billions of dollars - but most of the money never reached state coffers.
The Great Rip Off: Interactive Map
We're mapping the abuse of anonymous company ownership around the world.
The TED Prize
Watch: Global Witness founder reveals how tax evaders, drug cartels and arms traders use anonymous companies to hide criminal activity and keep millions of people in poverty.