29th July 2019
Zimbabwean Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was charged in court on Friday with corruption involving $95 million from the state pension fund after questioning by the newly formed Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Mupfumira is the first senior government official to be interrogated by the commission, which was appointed by President Emmerson… Read More
29th July 2019
Noordin Haji, head of public prosecutions in Kenya, is the urbane son of one of the country’s most prominent families. George Kinoti, born in the slums, rose from burly beat cop to head the powerful police investigation department. Together, they are building corruption cases against top Kenyan officials. This week, the… Read More
23rd July 2019
Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich was arrested on Monday on suspicion of financial misconduct related to the construction of two dams, an unprecedented detention of a sitting minister for corruption in a country notorious for graft. The charges against Rotich stem from a police investigation into the misuse of funds… Read More
22nd July 2019
A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker admitted taking millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a scam that involved as much as $2 billion in loans to Mozambique state-owned companies. Andrew Pearse, 49, a former managing director, made the admission Friday as he pleaded guilty… Read More
22nd July 2019
A Romanian-Australian businessman with a history of fraud, corruption, and misleading investors appears to have received at least $650 million from a West African oil and gas deal carried out with the help of well-positioned relatives of two consecutive Senegalese presidents. The sweetheart deal cost Senegal hundreds of millions of… Read More
11th July 2019
Algeria’s supreme court on Wednesday placed former industry minister Youcef Yousfi in custody over alleged corruption, state television reported. Yousfi became the latest senior official to be detained in anti-graft investigations since protests erupted earlier this year demanding the prosecution of people seen by demonstrators as corrupt, as well as… Read More
9th July 2019
AP — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press and people familiar… Read More
5th July 2019
Lenders in the DR Congo will move to tackle money laundering at the request of the United States, which has expressed support for new president Felix Tshisekedi, the mineral-rich country’s banking association said. The US Treasury and State Department had asked Congolese banks to put measures in place against sanctions-busting,… Read More
4th July 2019
Uladi Mussa, a senior aide to Malawi President Peter Mutharika, and his wife Cecilia have been banned from entry into the United States due to allegations of “significant corruption”, the U.S. Embassy said on Wednesday. “In cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign officials have been… Read More
26th June 2019
Tanzania has tightened its currency controls with new regulations on foreign exchange bureaus, in what authorities say is an ongoing fight against money laundering and currency speculation. The new rules, published Monday by the central bank, come months after the government revoked the licences of around 100 bureaus and temporarily… Read More