“Relationships” in Congo – Corruption allegations against Glencore

Glencore, the world’s largest commodity corporation, is suspected of corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is expected to be sued on that basis. A Glencore subsidiary is said to have paid $ 6 million annually since 2013 to a company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on a quid pro quo basis.   ... →

Munition as Export Hit: German exports increased tenfold

 Heckler & Koch Sturmgewehr G36, Dirk Vorderstraße, Flickr | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Dirk Vorderstraße [CC BY 2.0] - flickr

According to the Government Report on Military Equipment Exports for the first half of 2016, Germany’s export licenses for small arms ammunition increased tenfold, compared to the same period of the previous year.

The total value of licences issued for the export of small arms ammunition rose from EUR 27 million to EUR 283.8 million, whereas exports of small arms decreased from EUR 12.4 million to EUR 11.6 million.   ... →