Brazzaville wins a battle in protracted Trump Tower war
Lawyers for Congo creditor Mohsen Hojeij have spent years trying to seize an apartment in the New York skyscraper. But the city's district court delivered an adverse ruling earlier this month.
Breaking news published on 11/10/21, 5 p.m. - The detention of Congolese oil trader in Paris last week, in the midst of the Africa-France summit, caused a diplomatic rift between Paris and Brazzaville and led to Ebata's indictment for "active corruption", "failure to declare capital" and "laundering".
Breaking news published on 08/10/21 at 17:00 p.m. - Congo lodged a complaint against "persons unknown" on 7 October, accusing the president of the tribunal that arbitrated Commisimpex's 2013 claim against the state, of having ties to Hojeij's company.
Once again, the new finance minister, beloved by lenders and international partners, is putting on his fireman's uniform for Denis Sassou Nguesso, at a time when IMF talks are on the rocks. Whether he can pull off his magic a second time, however, remains to be seen.
A Trump Hotel and Tower apartment, a building in Miami, the presidential Falcon... After failing to reach an agreement with the Congolese head of state, businessman Mohsen Hojeij, who is suing Brazzaville for €1.2bn, is now after the presidential family's property.