Thursday, January 21, 2021

Africa

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...

JPMorgan to reveal bankers who approved $875m transferred from Nigeria’s government account

JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to identify any bank officials who signed off on $875 million of transfers to a former Nigerian oil minister after the government said that some of the lender’s own managers expressed concerns. The West African...

Mozambique sues its former finance minister over $2 billion debt loan

Mozambique filed provisional embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of office charges on Monday against former finance minister Manuel Chang over $2 billion in state-guaranteed debt borrowed during his term in office. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since...

Uganda’s ex-principal accountant Kazinda gets 15 years in prison for corruption

Former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister, Geoffrey Kazinda, has been sentenced to yet another 15 years in jail for illicit enrichment. Justice Margret Tibulya found Kazinda guilty of charges of accumulating abnormal wealth (illicit enrichment) instituted...

Pregnant women in Zimbabwe forced to pay bribes when giving birth

In agonising labour pain and turned away from a Harare health centre, Aurage Katume feared that, like many other Zimbabwean women, she could lose her unborn baby. She struggled to another clinic in the country’s capital. The midwives there were...

Former Mauritanian President’s son probed for money laundering allegations

Mauritania’s anti-corruption police department has interrogated Bedr Ould Mohamed Abdel Aziz, son of former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on alleged money laundering charges. Bedr and the “Rahma de Bienfaisance” foundation he leads are suspected of money laundering and use...

Husband of Africa’s richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos dies in a diving accident

Sindika Dokolo, the husband of Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, has died at age 48. Dokolo, a Congolese businessman, died on Thursday, October 29 in Dubai, according to a tweet from his family, which did not disclose the cause of...

Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste faces fraud, money laundering probe

South African authorities have launched a probe into suspected new fraud and money laundering allegations against former Steinhoff International Holdings NV Chief Executive Officer Markus Jooste, the Sunday Times reports, citing a police court application. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, an...

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa linked to gold smuggling syndicate

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa stands accused of participating in a gold smuggling syndicate involving a senior ruling party official and her husband’s aides. Her husband, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has repeatedly called for a zero-tolerance to corruption that he claimed...

Nigerian court declines to issue international arrest warrant for fugitive ex-Petroleum Minister in corruption case

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, refused an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for an arrest warrant to be issued with an order directing the INTERPOL to immediately arrest the former...

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