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Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma faces corruption, money laundering allegations

Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma was interrogated by lawyers acting for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after the publication of a Government White Paper on the findings of a High Court Judge-led commission of inquiry, into what...

Former Nairobi parliamentary aspirant charged with fraud

A former Nairobi parliamentary aspirant has been charged with defrauding an international investor of over Sh320 million. Francis Wambugu Mureithi, who unsuccessfully vied for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat on a Jubilee ticket, was indicted for allegedly defrauding an Eritrean...

Zimbabwean Mayor Mafume arrested for corruption

HARARE mayor and Ward 17 councillor Jacob Mafume was Wednesday arrested and charged of criminal abuse of office arising allegedly from the allocation of two residential stands in Westlea without following due process. The Special Anti-Corruption Unity (SACU) pounced on the...

African Soccer President Ahmad Ahmad gets five-year ban for corruption

FIFA on Monday barred the top official in African soccer from the sport for five years, upending the leadership of one of its six regional confederations only months before a presidential election and offering a new reminder that corruption...

South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma faces criminal complaints

A South African corruption inquiry will lodge a criminal complaint against Jacob Zuma, after the former president left the proceedings last week without obtaining permission, the presiding judge said on Monday. “The summons directing Mr Zuma to attend and remain...

Malawi police arrest fugitive pastor wanted in South Africa for money-laundering

Malawi police arrested pastor and businessman Shepard Bushiri on Wednesday after he skipped bail in South Africa and fled to his home country, law enforcement agents said. Bushiri, who describes himself as a prophet, has a big social media following...

Kenya probes SportPesa over money-laundering concern involving $278 million

A State agency charged with tracking illicit money is investigating SportPesa for possible money laundering in the wake of claims the sports betting firm wired $278 million (Sh30 billion) from its local accounts to offshore banks. The Financial Reporting Centre...

South Africa issues arrest warrant for fugitive flamboyant pastor Bushiri

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for a controversial millionaire preacher who faces fraud charges after he fled to his native country, Malawi, in breach of strict bail conditions, police said. Shepherd Bushiri, a self-proclaimed prophet known for his...

South Africa charges top politician Magashule with corruption

South African prosecutors charged the second-highest-ranking official in the nation’s ruling party with corruption, fraud and money-laundering. The charges were put to African National Congress secretary-general Ace Magashule at a court appearance in the Magistrate Court in the central city...

Controversial Pastor Bushiri facing money laundering, fraud charges flees South Africa

Self-proclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have left South Africa and are currently in Malawi, defying their bail conditions. In a statement on Bushiri's official Facebook and Twitter pages, he said they left for safety concerns and that despite reporting...

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Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma faces corruption, money laundering allegations

Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma was interrogated by lawyers acting for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after the publication of a Government...

Texas AG Ken Paxton accused of corruption fires another whistleblower

The Texas attorney general’s office has fired the last remaining whistleblower who alleged Ken Paxton broke the law in doing favors for a political donor —...

Former World soccer chiefs Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini faces fraud charge in FIFA corruption case

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are facing a more serious charge of fraud after Swiss federal prosecutors intensified a five-year investigation into the pair’s...

Honduran ex-president Zelaya stopped at airport with $18,000 in cash, denies ownership

Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Friday that he had been “unjustly” detained at the Central American nation’s Toncontin international airport for carrying...

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