HOW AFGHANISTAN’S PRESIDENT HELPED HIS BROTHER SECURE LUCRATIVE MINING DEALS WITH A US CONTRACTOR

An article from OCCRP on 28 April said that, 2019 SOS International (SOSi), a Virginia company with links to the US military, won exclusive access to mines across Afghanistan; and President Ashraf Ghani’s brother is a major shareholder of a SOSi subsidiary. President Ghani granted this SOSi subsidiary, Southern Development, rights to buy artisan-mined ore, and Southern Development operates a mineral processing plant on the outskirts of Kabul.  Despite being shut down after an inquiry, these projects have since been quietly restarted as a private venture, and are benefitting those closest to the President.

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/how-afghanistans-president-helped-his-brother-secure-lucrative-mining-deals-with-a-us-contractor

Any modest contributions for my time and ongoing expenses are welcomed!  I have a page, where contributions start as low as $3, at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s