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UK Announces Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Security Chiefs

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently announced that Four Zimbabwean security sector chiefs responsible for serious human rights violations – including the deaths of 23 Zimbabwean protestors – have been designated under the UK’s new autonomous sanctions regime. The sanctions mean that these individuals cannot freely travel to the UK,

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Nigeria’s Central Bank Bans Cryptocurrency Trading

Nigeria — the world’s second-largest Bitcoin market after the United States — has banned the trading of cryptocurrencies. The CBN instructed commercial banks and other financial institutions to close accounts involved in transactions with cryptocurrency exchanges. According to a press statement by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), banning cryptocurrency

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Supporting African SMEs To Succeed Within The AfCFTA

The recently implemented African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) presents a significant opportunity for African countries to bring 30 million people out of extreme poverty and raise 68 million others who live on less than $5.50 per day. With the implementation of AfCFTA, trade facilitation measures that cut red tape

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The Implication Of The United Kingdom’s Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO)

The Unexplained Wealth Order (UWC) is an initiative established by the UK government to probe into people whose income sources and pattern of expenditure became questionable to financial regulators. It is an investigative order obtained in the High Court by prosecuting authorities (i.e. the National Crime Agency, HMRC Authorities and

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BT On Trial For £530m Italian Fraud Scandal

BT’s Italian unit and a network of staff have been accused of inflating revenues and concealing losses of £250 million in a sophisticated fraud. On trial alongside the company are 20 defendants, including two former executives. All the accused deny charges of false accounting alleged to have been carried out

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