Country Clarity Card – Togo

March 5, 2020

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The IT Market – Saudi Arabia

March 2, 2020

The IT market in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach SAR 48 billion by 2021, driven by initiatives focusing on SMEs, citizen services e-commerce security and smart cities. The government continues to inject significant investments into technology to promote the digital transformation initiatives of the National Transformation Program in support of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. […]

Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento, aka “General Dino”

February 4, 2020

Last Friday, 31 January 2020, the Provincial Court of Luanda in Angola issued a preventive seizure over some of the assets of Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento, aka “General Dino”, a key member of the “Futungo” or inner circle of former president José Eduardo dos Santos. An official announcement by the Attorney General on action against […]

Identity crisis? LEIs and their role in promoting clarity and compliance

February 4, 2020

The first step in any transaction or compliance process is to identify the entity that is your counterparty. Relying on entity names alone is too ambiguous, particularly when you consider the variables that are generated by similar names, transliterations and simple human error. Similarly, while most company registries have a unique company registration number, each […]

BIG BUSINESS IN UGANDA

January 20, 2020

In 1908, Winston Churchill called Uganda “the pearl of Africa” in his book ‘My African Journey’, after visiting the country in 1907. Located in central-east Africa on the shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda is blessed with abundant resources, incredible biodiversity and varied geography spanning from snow-capped mountains to tropical rainforest. The African Development Bank (AFDB) […]

ANGOLA: TOMORROW’S #1 DIAMOND PRODUCER?

January 7, 2020

Angola is the fifth largest diamond producer in the world and the third biggest in Africa. With diamond reserves estimated at 180 million carats, Angola could be on track to become the top producer and the government is putting plans in place to get there. 1. In a bid to fully reform the country’s diamond […]

Saudi Aramco: where ambition meets clarity – Diligencia’s year in review

December 17, 2019

As I write, financial newspapers are leading with the news that Saudi Aramco has on the second day of public trading briefly achieved a valuation of US$2 trillion. This is the culmination of a two-year story since the IPO announcement first prompted a frenzy of interest from international banks to world leaders, all pitching for […]

Country Fact File – Angola

December 9, 2019

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Country Fact File – Mozambique

December 9, 2019

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SAYARI LABS AND DILIGENCIA ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

December 2, 2019

Sayari Labs – the leading provider of beneficial ownership and financial intelligence in emerging, frontier, and offshore jurisdictions – has recently partnered with Diligencia Group, a specialist information provider, focused on company data within the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Financial institutions, multinational corporations, and providers of risk mitigation services are facing unprecedented pressure as […]

BOTSWANA’S RICH AND POWERFUL

November 25, 2019

The Kalahari Desert, a large semi-arid savannah, covers 70% of Botswana. It is, therefore, no surprise that water is such a valued commodity. In fact, Botswana’s currency is called the Pula which translates to rain in Setswana. Having enjoyed sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest economic growth for much of the last century, this landlocked country has positioned […]

Technology-driven growth takes centre stage in the GCC

November 11, 2019

Digital technologies are disrupting economies globally and the GCC is no exception. According to Mergermarket, there were approximately 40 technology-related M&A transactions in the region between 2015 and 2017, focused on software, internet, telecoms and online commerce. Here we look at 3 Gulf countries and how they compare in their approach to embracing advances in […]

Country Clarity Card – Djibouti

November 11, 2019

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WHO’S WHO IN NIGERIA

October 29, 2019

Each year Forbes ranks the world based on its wealthiest people. In this blog, we take a closer look at the most prosperous people in Nigeria and their business connections. #1: Aliko Dangote, 61 Dangote Industries Ltd (Dangote Group) chairman, Aliko Dangote, has retained his position as the richest man in Nigeria, despite losing almost […]

Country Clarity Card – Benin

October 28, 2019

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Country Clarity Card – Chad

October 28, 2019

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Country Clarity Card – Senegal

October 28, 2019

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Country Clarity Card – Ivory Coast

October 28, 2019

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Country Clarity Card – GUINEA

October 28, 2019

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Country Clarity Card – Gabon

October 28, 2019

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