8th September 2020
“Promo Offer!” flashed up the advertisement on a Scottish vendor’s WhatsApp story, offering a discount on your next purchase if you referred five more customers. The updated price list offered further discounts for bulk buys. There was also a reminder to get orders in early, as, because of lockdown restrictions,… Read More
8th September 2020
Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki Monday surrendered to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission ahead of his planned arraignment. The governor surrendered at the commission’s Integrity House headquarters, Nairobi, for processing and possible arraignment, officials said. Njuki and his wife are among ten people expected to be charged this morning with… Read More
1st September 2020
Two new words have entered the South African lexicon — “plundemic” and “covidpreneur” capture a cynical response to the coronavirus emergency. A more vivid label for the allegations of sleaze linked to the procurement of emergency supplies by President Ramaphosa’s government came from the director-general of the World Health Organisation. Read More
31st August 2020
Swiss authorities have frozen nearly $900 million belonging to an Angolan business executive with ties to successive presidential regimes, according to newly released court documents. Switzerland’s public prosecutors froze seven accounts of Carlos Manuel de São Vicente and family members in December 2018 on suspicions of money laundering, according… Read More
31st August 2020
How would you spend £340 ($450)? It’s a lot of money – enough for a haute couture purse from Yves Saint Laurent. It is also the market rate for a kilogram of scales from the world’s most trafficked animal. The story of how the trade of pangolin scales… Read More
27th August 2020
Econet Wireless Ltd. is imposing restrictions that limit the size and range of transactions on its mobile-money platform to comply with an order from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. The central bank is seeking to curb foreign-exchange trading in the black market that it blames for weakening the local currency. Read More
25th August 2020
Nearly R500-million of workers’ pension funds has been stolen and invested in risky initiatives, including that of controversial evangelist Shepherd Bushiri’s investment company. The Mail & Guardian has for the past six months been reporting and following developments in the case of Joseph Busha, a smooth-talking politician who runs… Read More
24th August 2020
OCCRP – Since the devastating explosion of a store of ammonium nitrate in Beirut’s port on August 4, Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets in shock, outrage, and grief. Above all, they have demanded answers: Where did the nearly 3,000 tons of explosive chemicals come from, and who… Read More
17th August 2020
Angola’s Supreme Court convicted the son of the former president and the former governor of the central bank of embezzling $500 million from the country’s central bank in 2017. José Filomeno dos Santos was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for participating in a convoluted plot to defraud… Read More
17th August 2020
A former Acting Managing Director of Unity Bank Plc, Rislanudeen Mohammed, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja how he collected $2.2m in cash from former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Mohammed Adoke. In interviews, his book and several previous submissions, Adoke had said his loan repayment was done… Read More