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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2011-03401 Doc No. C05864665 Date: 11/19/2015
RELEASE PART
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Barbara Nielsen, Senior
Reviewer
Amitabh Desai ~---------~
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:04
Mills, Cheryl Abedin, Huma; Fuchs, Michael Sullivan, Jacob
FW: Forbes Emerging Markets
This did not clear our internal vet, bu~ WJC wants know what state thinks took 100% for the
foundation. Wed welcome your thoyghts. Thanks, Ami
From: Don Walker
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Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 8:57
To: Terry Krinvic
Cc: Raena Davis; ClintonGroup
Subject: Forbes Emerging Markets
Dear Terry,
Weve received the following firm invitation for President Clinton from Forbes Emerging Markets speak
their launch event for Forbes Afrique Magzine Friday, July 20, 2012 Brazzaville, Congo (YES, the
Congo). have secured fee $650,000 inclusive all travel (including jet, advance, etc.) this event coming quickly the Sponsor has indicated that they will need answer this i~vitation
bye Friday, June 15, 2012. anticipate the location for the event and the parties involved might give you pause. have gently asked
the venue must J.n the Congo, and the Head State involvment necessary. They tell th.at both are
mandatory. For that reason anticipate you will want quickly decline. With that said; did want
present invitation for your review and consideratio~.
Please let know how you would like handle.
the Agenda for the event:
Bel~w
are the specific details the invita~on, including
Event Date: Friday, July 20, 2012
Alternate Dates: Saturday, July -Thursday, July 261h
Honorarium and Travel Expenses: $650,000 inclusive all expenses (including jet, advance, etc.)
Note: Our contract will with Afrique Media.
Title Sub-Sponsors: Orion Oil
Agenda:
3:00PM 3:30PM: Photo line reception not exceed people
3:30PM 4:30PM: Speech plus moderated QA moderator will Christopher Kip Forbes. Kip Vice
Chairman the Forbes Publishing company.
4:30PM 4:45PM: Pres. Clinton asked spend minutes post-speech greet and say goodbye ten
dignataries and hosts. They will include his host, President Sasou Brazzaville Congo; Joseph Kabila,
President the Democratic Republic the Congo; Jean Ping, President the African Union; Jerry Rawlings,
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2011-03401 Doc No. C05864665 Date: 11/19/2015
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former Presisdent Ghana and Yayi Boni, President Benin. There will few others well and those
names will provided closer the event date.
NOTE: Were told that the VIPs listed above are confirmed attend this event once the date~is set.
Special Requests: youll see the above agenda, they want HoS greet after the speech. They tell
this mandatory part the offer.
Press: this event hosted media organization, this event open the press. However, they tell
limited Forbes media only.
Sponsor description: This event would hosted the Publisher Francophone African foreign license
Forbes Magazine. This version Forbes Magazine will the first west african edition Forbes magazine and
will catered the francophone countries their native language.
Who the CEO(s) your company? Lucien Ebata
Where your company headquartered? Please list the exact address. fifth ave New York N.Y.10011
What the formal name your organization? what your official name that you typically your
banking under? Afrique Media
Are there any other subsidiaries your company? yes, please list them. the CEO(s) your company eithef CEO(s) President any other organizations.? yes orion oil Primary Sponsor:
Name Organization ORION OIL LTD
Address: 3642 Blvd. Juin, Kinshasa/Gombe DRC
Website: Orion-oil.com
Name CEO President: Lucien Ebata
Where this sponsor headquartered? Please list the exact address. 3642 Blvd. Juin, Kinshasa/Gombe
DRC
What the formal name this sponsor? what the official name that the sponsor typically does banking
under? Ebata/Orion Oil Ltd
Are there any other subsidiaries this company? yes, please list them. Orion Oil SPRL, Orion Oil and Gas the CEO(s) this sponsor either CEO(s) President any other organizations? Forbes Afrique Media the CEO President affiliated with any other companies, organizations? please all list them below:
Affiliations President CEO: n/a their own words, Founded 2004, ORION the result the merger between Entreprises Minieres Orion,
which was created under the Canadian Joint-Stock Company Law, and Entreprises Orion, which was founded
Congo-Brazzaville under the OHADA (Organisation for the Harmonisation Busin_ess Law Africa) treaty.
The former company, which 2004 held operating permit for over 4,000 square meters the Kelle-Mbomo
region Congo-Brazzaville, specialized the prospecting, exploration, processing and marketing ore and
fossil substances, particularly alluvial gold and jewellery diamonds. The latter was engaged supplying
production equipment and materials crafts operators, logging, crude oil and refinea products.
The groups principal activity today the direct purchase and export some million barrels crude oil per
month around the world. also supply several countries along the African coastand Central Africa with some
100,000 metric tonnes refined products each month.
Nature Event: This launch event for Forbes Afrique Magzine, foreign license Forbes Magazine,
written French for the West African business audience. This event similar recent events Forbes foreign
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licensees have hosted Argentina, Brazil, South Africa etc. They tell the main goal present the
best/brightest francophone africa that the region now has dedicated edition Forbes Magazine their
native language. They will have mulitiple speakers throughout the day celebrate the launch.
Past Speakers: this the inaugural event there are past speakers.
Attendees: 150 Invitees only ... c-level and business leaders well Presidents, state dignataries, including
his host, President Sasou Brazzaville Congo; Joseph Kabila, President the Democrati~ Republic the
Congo; Jean Ping, President the African Union; Jerry Rawlings, former Presisdent Ghana and Yayi Boni,
President Benin.
Other speakers: President Sasou Brazzi ville Congo. addition, they plan invite Colin Powell and Kofi
Annan, well other regional leaders.
Lexis Nexis:
Brief vet the Republic Congo (Congo~Brazzaville): The Republic Congo one sub-Saharan
Africas main oil producers, although 70% the population lives poverty. Oil the mainstay the
economy, and recent years the country has tried increase financial transparency the sector. 2004 the
country was expelled from the Kimberly Process that supposed prevent conflict diamonds from entering
the worlds supply market. This followed investigations which found that the country could not account for the
origin large quantities rough diamonds that was officially exporting. lMF debt relief the country was
delayed 2006 following allegations corruption (BBC).
President Denis Sassou Nguesso: one Africas longest-serving leaders, having first come power
1979, when was installed president the military. President Sassou Nguesso led the then-MarxistLeninist single-party state until 1992, when lost his position the countrys first multiparty elections.
presidential elections scheduled for July 1997 approached, tensions mounted between supporters incumbent
President Pascal Lissouba and those President Sassou Nguesso, escalating into all-out civil war the
beginning June. The entry Angolan troops support President Sassou Nguesso few months later
precipitated the end the brief but bloody war, and returned power. gained his latest seven-year term
after elections July 2009 which were boycotted the opposition, and from which the main opposition
candidate was excluded (BBC, July 2011).
Personal spending: recent years the Presidents personal spending, and that his family, has come under
scrutiny. French judge announced May 2009 that would launch landmark investigation into whether
the President (as well Gabons late president Omar Bongo and Equatorial Guineas President Teodoro
Obiang Nguema) plundered state coffers buy luxury homes and cars France. complaint filed
Transparency International France accused the leaders acquiring millions dollars real estate Paris and the French Riviera and buying luxury cars with embezzled public money (BBC).
Brief vet the Democratic Republic the Congo (DRC): The DRC history has been one civil war,
corruption, and conflicts with several rebel militias and government factions from neighbouring states. The
Second Congo War and its aftermath have been particularly devastating recent years, claiming more than 5.4
million lives (as 2008, Reuters January 2008), drawing nine African nations, and arming more than twenty
groups. Although the war formally ended 2003, fighting occurs intermi~tently, and the prevalence and
intensity sexual violence against women eastern Congo widely described the worst the world
(Washington Post, September 2007). Ongoing strife and poverty continue take staggering toll. Malaria,
diarrhea, pneumonia, and malnutrition are top killers: the majority deaths are due easily treatable and
preventable diseases through the collapse health systems and the disruption livelihoods (International
Rescue Committee, 2008).
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President Joseph Kabila Kabange: Assumed office January 2001, ten days after the assassination his
father, then-President Laurent-Desire Kabila; was confirmed president through elections July 2006, and
won second term through more controversial elections 2011. former guerrilla fighter, who
participated nearly decade war that ravaged the country. fought alongside his father military
campaign from the east that toppled dictator Mobutu Sese Seko 1997 after more than years (BBC,
December 2011). The BBC reports, The five~year civil war led shady business deals mine its rich
resourcf.S, but Kabila bas not been directly implicated any. The same canno.t said the Kabila boys,
his close circle advisers. One them, Katumba Mwanke, minister the presidency, was frced resign
because accusations 2002 United Nations report that was profiteering from the war through deals
made with Zimbabwean officials, (December 2011).
Recommendation: Given President Kabila and others invovlement anticipate youll want quickly
decline.
Please let know how President Clinton would like handle this invitation.
All the best,
Don
Don Walker
President
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