Belgian gold refiner Alain Goetz battles for his interests in the Great Lakes region

Belgian businessman Alain Goetz quit the management of his Ugandan gold refinery a few months ago after being found guilty of money laundering in Belgium. He is also facing accusations of tax evasion in Rwanda, where he is a shareholder in another refinery. He is fighting the case tooth and nail, raising concerns in government circles in Kigali, but also in Kampala and Kinshasa. [...] (1528 words)
Issue dated 30/08/2021 Reading time 7 minutes
Belgian businessman Alain Goetz.
Belgian businessman Alain Goetz. © Baz Ratner/Reuters

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