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Kenyan court sentenced former sports minister to six years for corruption

A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former sports minister to six years in prison after finding him guilty over the siphoning of funds meant for athletes in the Brazil Olympics five years ago. The East African nation enjoyed its...

S.Africa’s top court rejects ex-president Zuma’s bid to overturn jail sentence

South Africa's top court on Friday dismissed a bid by former president Jacob Zuma to overturn his 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court after he ignored instructions to participate in a corruption inquiry. The jail sentence came in June...

Algerian court detains Tunisia’s former presidential candidate Karoui

An Algerian court on Saturday ordered former Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui to be placed in custody on a charge of illegally crossing a border, a judicial source said. The court in the eastern city of Constantine also ordered the...

Mali former prime minister Boubeye Maiga arrested over corruption claims

Mali’s former prime minister, Boubeye Maiga, has been arrested for his role in the purchase of a presidential plane during the rule of deposed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, his lawyer has said. The exact reason for the arrest was not...

Mozambique ex-President Guebuza’s son stands trial over $2 billion corruption scandal

The son of Mozambique's ex-president and 18 others have gone on trial over the $2bn (£1.5bn) "tuna bonds" affair. Ndambi Guebuza, son of former President Armando Guebuza, and the others face charges of blackmail, embezzlement and money laundering. They have not...

UAE extradites former head of Algeria’s state energy firm Sonatrach to face trial over corruption

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday extradited a former chief of Algeria's state oil and gas company Sonatrach to face trial over alleged involvement in corruption cases, Algerian state television reported. Television footage showed Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour handcuffed and surrounded...

Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos ordered to return $500 million in energy shares to Angola

Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president and Africa's onetime richest woman, must return to Angola her shares in Portugal's Galp energy firm worth 422 million euros ($500 million), an international arbitration court has ruled. Dos Santos is accused...

France court upheld conviction of Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodorin in corruption case

France’s highest court, the Cour de Cassation, on July 28, 2021 upheld two lower courts’ convictions of Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and eldest son of the president, for embezzling and laundering public funds, Human Rights Watch and...

Nigeria’s top police officer linked to Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi in US fraud case

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has been linked to the celebrated fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Ray Hushpuppi, who is presently facing trial for fraud in a United States court. Hushpuppi, in an indictment unsealed by the...

DR Congo prosecutors issued arrest warrant for former PM Ponyo in $140 million corruption case

Prosecutors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon over allegations he misappropriated $140 million, two government sources told Reuters. Matata, who served as prime minister under former President Joseph...

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