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Category: Due Diligence

Sub-Saharan Africa and Open Source, Internet-based Due Diligence

In January 2019, the International Monetary Fund released its annual world economic outlook and sub-Saharan Africa as a whole is forecast to grow by 3.5 percent in 2019.   While some of this growth will be driven by organic development of African economies, other drivers will be foreign direct investment and international firms entering new African […]

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The Integrity of Your Organisation is at Stake

Open Sources Data Research supporting your NGO’s interests and integrity Human suffering from natural and man-made disasters has rarely been so widespread and catastrophic. Meanwhile, the exposure of abuse of vulnerable peoples by charities, contractors, United Nations personnel and others is discrediting individuals, organisations and the entire humanitarian sector that works for people in desperate need […]

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Africa and the Internet: Part One

Introduction Africa is the world’s richest continent in terms of natural resources, but one resource that it is woefully lacking is data and information, the continent’s rarest and most valuable commodity.  Organizations and investors operating in Africa have little to go on in terms of official statistics and data sets.  Even in cases where these […]

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Social Media Enhancing Investment Due Diligence

The ever increasing availability of “online data” provides investors, big and small, with a tremendous new opportunity to enhance their due diligence capabilities.  To demonstrate some of this potential, Confidion undertook an analysis of indicators of questionable activities discovered through citizen comments in social media channels and “open gov” databases around three investment fraud cases […]

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