Africa: Swiss Govt Plans New Law to Freeze, Return Stolen Funds
By Isaac Aimurie, 23 May 2013
Politicians and military dictators who before now found a safe haven in Switzerland for their stolen funds may start looking elsewhere for such loots as the Swiss Government yesterday proposed a law to block such transactions and return the looted fund to its country of origin. Described as the first of its kind by the Swiss Foreign Ministry, the new law will “make it easier to freeze assets stolen and salted away by foreign leaders and return them to their countries of origin” Reuters reported.
Tunis – Prime Minister Ali Larayedh said on Thursday that Tunisia is making progress in its bid to dismantle “terrorist” cells despite the presence in the country of armed groups and recent clashes with Islamists.
Analysis: Crackdown on radical Islamists tests Tunisia’s stability
By Tarek Amara
TUNIS | Thu May 23, 2013 1:15am EDT
(Reuters) – For the first time since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, relations between mainstream Islamists in government and radical Salafist Muslim activists have reached breaking point, sparking deadly clashes in two Tunisian cities.