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01 Nov 2005 description
report Mail and Guardian

Authorities will lift blocking orders on four bank accounts and return $21-million to Angola for use in humanitarian projects, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

The money was frozen in connection with a Swiss investigation of French businessman Pierre Falcone, who was suspected of helping Angolan officials embezzle part of the African country's debt repayment to the Russian Federation.

The case was closed in December 2004, after it was established that no irregularities occurred in the settlement of the debt.

Justice authorities cleared Falcone of all charges that he …

21 Apr 2005 description
report Mail and Guardian

Jean-Jacques Cornish | Pretoria