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Police seize $20 million of fake notes from Barclays Kenya deposit box

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

South Africa’s Ramaphosa appoints graft tribunal

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a tribunal to fast-track legal proceedings from graft investigations by the country’s Special Investigating Unit (SIU), the presidency said on Sunday. The tribunal will adjudicate over any civil proceedings brought before it by the SIU, which investigates malpractice in state institutions, state assets… Read More

MTN faces more problems in Uganda as authorities query its sales figures

Uganda accused the country’s biggest telecoms operator, MTN Uganda, on Tuesday of underdeclaring its sales and causing public revenue losses, in a further souring of relations with the South African-owned company. Uganda deported MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Wim Vanhelleputte last week, the fourth MTN official to be expelled from the… Read More
25th January 2019
South African prosecutors on Thursday provisionally withdrew corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma. Duduzane Zuma faced charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption related to his dealings with the Guptas, three Indian-born brothers accused of using their relationship with former president Zuma to… Read More
20th November 2018
South Africa’s main opposition party has called for an independent inquiry into a $36,000 payment made to a fund that financed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful campaign for leader of the African National Congress last year. Ramaphosa, who has staked his reputation on rooting out corruption, told lawmakers this month that… Read More
12th November 2018
South Africa’s Prudential Authority (PA) has fined HSBC after it identified weaknesses in its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terror funding (CFT) systems. The PA, which assesses the banking sector’s financial crime controls, looked at the bank’s ability to detect and report suspicious and unusual transactions. “The administrative sanctions were… Read More
10th October 2018
AP — South Africa’s finance minister resigned on Tuesday after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma. The resignation of Nhlanhla Nene was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has pledged to clean up corruption and revive South Africa’s economy, which is… Read More
28th September 2018
South Africa has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the justice minister said on Thursday, raising the prospect of the Gupta brothers, friends of former president Jacob Zuma, returning to face corruption charges. The Indian-born brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – have been accused of using… Read More
17th September 2018
AP – South African soccer head Danny Jordaan has been cleared in an ethics check to stand for election to the FIFA Council three years after he was linked to alleged bribery. The Confederation of African Football said in an internal memo seen by The Associated Press on Thursday… Read More
27th August 2018
Former South African deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas told an inquiry that business friends of ex-president Jacob Zuma threatened to kill him if he spoke about a meeting at which they offered him money and the post of finance minister. The public inquiry, which started on Monday and is being… Read More
15th August 2018
South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases, the justice minister said on Tuesday, the latest crackdown on corruption under President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa, who replaced former president Jacob Zuma in February, has made the fight against corruption a key… Read More
30th July 2018
South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma said on Friday his lawyers had faith they would get the case against him dropped after making his third appearance in court on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal. Zuma, who wore a dark suit and red tie, faces 16 charges… Read More
9th July 2018
Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-plagued former South African president Jacob Zuma, will face charges relating to allegations of corruption, his lawyer said on Sunday. Duduzane Zuma was returning to South Africa to attend his brother’s funeral when he was detained briefly at Johannesburg’s main airport on Friday in relation… Read More