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Africa

Morocco arrests human rights activist Maati Monjib over money laundering allegations

Morocco on Tuesday arrested human rights activist Maati Monjib after an investigation over money laundering, a security source said. Monjib, 60, was brought before the attorney general at Rabat's court of first instance, the source at the General Directorate for...

Nigerian corruption agency says lawyers gave $12.9m bribes to judges in three years

A survey by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences has found that an estimated N9.4bn bribe exchanged hands in the judicial sector between 2018 and 2020. The report said the level of corruption in the justice sector was...

Former Tunisian presidential candidate arrested on money laundering, tax evasion charges

Former Tunisian presidential candidate and media mogul Nabil Karoui has been arrested on charges of money laundering and tax evasion, a Tunis court spokesman said on Thursday. Karoui spent most of last year’s presidential campaign in jail for the same...

What happened to billions of Covid-19 response money in Uganda?

As Ugandans began contracting the novel coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni on April.03, made an appeal for public solidarity in support of the health care system that was already in a crisis due to limited funding. Dozens of companies and individuals...

Uganda arrests human rights lawyer on money laundering charges

A Ugandan human rights lawyer who represents opposition figure Bobi Wine was arrested on Tuesday on charges of money laundering, police said. Nicholas Opiyo is the founder of the robust human rights defence organisation Chapter Four Uganda and is the...

DR Congo Anti-corruption agency chief arrested in bribery case

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's new anti-corruption agency was arrested on Friday after his organisation was accused of taking $30,000 from the Congolese affiliate of a Nigerian bank. Ghislain Kikangalao, coordinator of the APLC anti-corruption agency "has...

Malawi signs extradition papers for prophet wanted in South Africa on money laundering charges

Self-proclaimed prophet and controversial millionaire Shepherd Bushiri could be extradited from his native country of Malawi to South Africa where he is wanted on money laundering, theft and fraud charges. On Monday, Malawi’s government agreed to South Africa’s request to...

Harare Mayor Mafume arrested for attempting to bribe a witness in corruption case

Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume was arrested yesterday on allegations of trying to bribe a potential key State witness in his forthcoming trial on corruption-related charges, barely six days after being granted bail by the High Court and a few...

ABB to repay South Africa’s Eskom $103m over link to corruption probes

ABB Ltd. will repay 1.56 billion rand ($103 million) to South Africa’s power utility, the latest international company to return money after being ensnared in corruption probes in the country. The reimbursement was agreed with the nation’s Special Investigating Unit, state-owned Eskom...

McKinsey to repay South Africa $44m over link to corruption scandal

McKinsey & Co. will repay 650 million rand ($44 million) for contracts it had with South African Airways and state logistics company Transnet SOC Ltd., as it seeks to clear its name in the country. The consultancy firm’s chief risk officer, Jean-Christophe Mieszala, will...

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