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The passport king who markets citizenship for cash | World news


It was supposed to be a lunch, but the Swiss businessman was not eating. As his companions tucked into their pasta, Christian Kälin sipped mineral water.

The party had gathered at a restaurant overlooking the golf course in Frigate Bay, on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. Kälin, wiry and softly spoken, was in town to keep an eye on the general election in the former British colony.

The date had been set for 25 January 2010.

With him was Alexander Nix, the now-notorious founder of Cambridge Analytica. Back then, the bespectacled old Etonian was running the elections division of Strategic Communications Laboratories, known as SCL.

Nix was being paid to help secure a fourth term for the country’s Labour prime minister, Denzil Douglas. Kälin wanted to know if Douglas was going to win. He…

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South African Startup Centbee Launch Bitcoin Cash Wallet App


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Centbee of South Africa has announced the launch of its bitcoin cash wallet app in beta, as adoption continues to grow in Africa and elsewhere around the world. Some shops in Kenya already accept bitcoin cash for purchases.

Also read: BCH Roundup: Merchant Adoption, Wallet Services And Hackathon.

Centbee Wallet App Allows Users to Send Bitcoin Cash to Friends via Mobile

South African cryptocurrency firm Centbee has released the beta version of its bitcoin cash wallet, allowing users to send BCH to one another via cellphone. The app, which allows…

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Taxpayers Or Cash Cows?


If any taxpaying resident needed proof that you are nothing more than a cash cow to the overlords ruling Alexandria, then simply savor the revelation our city has decided to circumvent current zoning ordinances to allow 80-foot stadium lights at all athletic fields at every school field — public and private, elementary, middle and high — and in all parks.

No lengthy outreach to the citizens it serves through community discussions; no justification reached by soliciting views of the of neighborhood associations; no cost projections presented to the public. The city manager apparently decided these light poles are necessary. If this doesn’t make you feel like a cash cow, then here are other examples:

  • The Potomac Yard Metro: Justin Wilson – your next mayor unless a write-in…

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Brazil police seize millions in cash, luxury watches from African delegation


Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of the nation’s longtime leader, was part of a 11-member delegation that traveled to the South American country..

About $1.5 million in cash and luxury watches valued at more than $15 million were seized by Brazil’s federal police after searching their private plane, which arrived at the Viracaspos airport near Sao Paulo on Friday, a Brazilian newspaper media reported.

Brazilian laws do not allow people entering the country to have more than $2,400 in cash.

The 48-year-old vice president is the only member of the group with diplomatic immunity who was not included in the search operation. Officials searched the plane and luggage of other members of the group, according to daily newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo.

The money was to pay for a medical treatment…

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CASH FROM OIL | Caribbean Life


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Until renowned Caribbean economist professor Clive Thomas raised it at a public engagement recently, Guyanese had long been speaking in hushed tones about how some of the billions the country expects to get from its bountiful offshore oil harvest will directly and quickly reach to their pockets.

Thomas, a leading light in the Working People’s Alliance Party (WPA) and the head of the post 2015 State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has triggered a political firestorm by suggesting that poorer households and by extension, every Guyanese should be able to directly draw down cash when actual oil production begins in late 2019 or early 2020.

The administration of President David Granger has been more preoccupied with establishing a…

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No African country but Guinea helped in cash or kind to end DRC’s recent Ebola outbreak


As the world celebrates the end of the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which was declared on May 8, 2018, it is sad to note that Guinea is the only African country that contributed to the end of the crisis.

Per the World Health Organisation (WHO) records, Guinea deployed more than 30 Ministry of Health staff to the DRC to assist with the ring vaccination campaign and transfer their expertise for an effective response in the country.

The 360 technical expertise on the ground was made up of Congolese locals, Guineans and volunteers from the UK, USA and Germany through the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). They formed part of the in-kind contributions made to the WHO effort.

The WHO also immediately released US$2 million from its…

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