28th December 2020
Minting millions of shillings from sale of smuggled cars in Nairobi is now as easy as buying candy on the streets. All it takes is a communion of crooked car dealers, conniving State agents and cross-border criminal networks with tentacles in prison and voila! a thriving empire is born. This… Read More
25th December 2020
AP — 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 charges, which he called politically… Read More
24th December 2020
Security agencies in Uganda have arrested a prominent human rights lawyer over alleged money laundering. Nicholas Opiyo, known for representing LGBTQ+ people, was arrested in a restaurant in the capital, Kampala, on Tuesday by plainclothes security and financial intelligence officers. Opiyo, executive director of rights organisation Chapter Four Uganda,… Read More
24th December 2020
Transparency International has urged the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to review the Government of Ghana’s application to list Agyapa Royalties Limited on the London Stock Exchange and reject the listing if corruption concerns are not satisfactorily addressed. According to a message cited by GhanaWeb on Transparency International’s website dated… Read More
23rd December 2020
During a routine border check in early September, Zimbabwean officials confiscated 25 juvenile monkeys found in cages in the back of a truck entering the country from Zambia and bound for South Africa. The officials, with the Chirundu Anti-Poaching Project, a joint operation between Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority… Read More
22nd December 2020
A gang of fraudsters who won their way into women’s hearts posing as pilots, sea captains, Interpol officials and military personnel has been broken up after a three-year operation, Italian police say. “Operation Casanova” targeted 19 suspects behind an online dating scam in which victims were promised love and marriage… Read More
17th December 2020
Norway’s largest bank, DNB, ended its relationship with Icelandic seafood company Samherji after the fishing company gave what the bank deemed inadequate explanations of payments to three offshore companies and a company owned by the son-in-law of Namibia’s former fisheries minister. Documents filed in the Windhoek High Court shed new… Read More
16th December 2020
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has been caught transferring public funds to Isa Funtua, a long-time political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, financial records obtained by Peoples Gazette showed. Using his company Bulet International Nigeria Limited, a small-scale construction firm out of Kaduna, Mr. Funtua received N840 million in… Read More
15th December 2020
The United States formally rescinded Sudan’s status as a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, removing the biggest barrier to the African country’s access to international lending institutions and economic development. Sudan was designated as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993, in part for its support of militant… Read More
11th December 2020
Britain on Thursday slapped sanctions on The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh as it widened travel bans and economic sanctions for human rights abuses worldwide, AFP reports. The former dictator, whose election defeat to Adama Barrow in December 2016 forced him to flee, was one of three from the West… Read More