The European Business Council for Africa

ECDPM’s Jan Vanheukelom brings us back to the years of apartheid in South Africa. He tells the story of how European banks broke the UN arms embargo, thus prolonging the life of a violent regime. It is an incredible tale of crimes that have gone unpunished and still scar today’s democratic South Africa.

International crimes during apartheid remain unpunished
The mystery about how arms reached South Africa during the apartheid era despite an arms embargo in 1977 has finally been solved. But the impunity of the culprits shows that the fight for transparency is not yet over.
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