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Exiled Congo opposition leader’s fraud conviction overturned

An appeals court has overturned a conviction of exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi for real estate fraud, ruling that the trial court had been pressured by former President Joseph Kabila’s government, Katumbi’s lawyer said on Friday. Katumbi, the former governor of Democratic Republic of Congo’s copper-mining Katanga region, was… Read More

Five Algerian billionaires arrested as part of anti-graft investigation: State TV

Five Algerian billionaires, some of them close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, state TV said on Monday. The five are Issad Rebrab, considered the richest businessman in the energy-rich north African nation who is especially active… Read More

Sudan investigating Bashir after large sums of cash found at home: source

Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday. The source said that military intelligence had searched Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000… Read More
21st April 2019
The rapid development of mobile money is creating unprecedented opportunities for poor people in developing countries to more actively participate in the economy. For millions of underserved individuals around the world, a mobile phone represents more than just a tool for communication; it has become a payment terminal in the… Read More
The rapid development of mobile money is creating unprecedented opportunities for poor people in developing countries to more actively participate in the economy. For millions of underserved individuals around the world, a mobile phone represents more than just a tool for communication; it’s a payment terminal in the pocket. Every… Read More
18th April 2019
AP — Protesters in Sudan called Thursday for new street demonstrations to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government as the new rulers announced the arrests of former president Omar al-Bashir’s two brothers on corruption charges. Military council spokesman Gen. Shams… Read More
16th April 2019
A UniCredit Group affiliate bank will plead guilty to US federal and state criminal violations and pay $1.3 billion to regulatory and prosecutorial agencies to resolve breaches of sanctions against Iran and other nations, officials disclosed. Under terms of a non-prosecution agreement with the US Justice Department, the group’s German… Read More
16th April 2019
African soccer’s ruling body has fired a senior official after he made corruption accusations against the organization’s president in a potential blow to FIFA’s efforts to clean up the game after a raft of scandals worldwide. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) sacked general secretary Amr Fahmy after the Egyptian… Read More
4th April 2019
Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday charged the managing director of Vodacom Tanzania and other telecom executives with economic crimes, court documents seen by Reuters showed. Egyptian Hisham Hendi and other telecom executives “intentionally and wilfully organized a criminal racket, which caused the government … to suffer a pecuniary loss” of more… Read More
1st April 2019
AP — The United Nations says a member of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya has been arrested in Tunisia despite having diplomatic immunity. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Mocef Kartas, who reportedly has dual German-Tunisian citizenship, was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March… Read More
29th March 2019
AP — The U.N. envoy to Libya says corruption and fighting over resources among rival factions are core issues impeding progress in resolving the country’s turmoil. Ghassan Salame told the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV late Wednesday that building national institutions in charge of a fair distribution of wealth is “the… Read More
27th March 2019
AP — A gold refinery established by a Belgian is facing Ugandan sanctions over the questionable importation of 7.4 tons of gold earlier in March, adding to growing allegations that minerals from conflict-plagued countries pass through the Uganda-based company. The company, African Gold Refinery, had already exported 3.8 tons… Read More
21st March 2019
Authorities in Kenya have arrested six individuals regarding $20 million in counterfeit notes that were stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Kenya. “The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room,” the Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said… Read More