From Transparency International Newsletter

5 April 2016
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Global: Mossack Fonseca serviced Assad cousin’s firms despite Syria corruption fears
The Guardian
The firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leak serviced a string of companies for a top financier in Bashar al-Assad’s government in the face of international concern about corruption within the Syrian regime.

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Global: Panama Papers highlights links between oil and African leaders, businessmen
International Business Times (TI mention)
Global: Rethinking how we measure corruption in Africa
African Media Agency (TI mention)
Brazil: Panama Papers: Brazilians embroiled in Petrobras corruption scandal also linked to Mossack Fonseca documents leak
International Business Times
China: China limits coverage and denounces Panama Papers’ tax haven revelations
Iceland: Panama Papers: Iceland prime minister seeks early poll
Malaysia: S’wak candidates urged to sign Election Integrity Pledge
FMT news (TI mention)
UK: Panama Papers leak taints David Cameron’s effort to curb massive UK tax avoidance
Vice (TI mention)
Ukraine: Will the ‘Panama Papers’ bring down Ukraine’s Chocolate King?
Foreign Policy (TI mention)

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