Corruption

Inch’Allah Opposition delivers Cameroon to Biya on a Platter of silver

Inch’Allah Opposition delivers Cameroon to Biya on a Platter of silver

Nothing about Biya came as a surprise prior or during this year’s presidential election – Last minute announcement of election date, constitution of the...
Finding Gaddafi’s hidden fortune

Finding Gaddafi’s hidden fortune

The Gaddafi clan's opaque financial empire has been ingeniously created by virtue of a complex fragmentation of accounts and investments; A strategy designed to...
Malawi President threatens critics amid civil society ‘buy out’

Malawi President threatens critics amid civil society ‘buy out’

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has issued a clarion call on his political party supporters to take arms and defend him against protestors and...
Mubarak’s billions and a lot of hungry Egyptians

Mubarak’s billions and a lot of hungry Egyptians

President Hosni Mubarak and his family could own as much as 70 billion U.S. dollars in assets against a backdrop of millions of hardworking...
One year later, Haiti still reeling from the pain

One year later, Haiti still reeling from the pain

The rubble has cleared off the streets but the problems remain. On January 12th, Haiti will be commemorating its first year anniversary since a...
Zimbabwe: Lawyers mend Mugabe family image after Wikileaks

Zimbabwe: Lawyers mend Mugabe family image after Wikileaks

Lawyers for Zimbabwe’s First Family, the Mugabes, have, in recent weeks, been busy repairing the damaged image of their clients shortly after revelations from...
Nigeria: Charges against former US Vice President dropped

Nigeria: Charges against former US Vice President dropped

Talks between high-ranking officials from energy firm Halliburton and Nigerian government officials over charges of bribery brought against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney...
Halliburton may pay $500 million to keep ex US vice president out of prison

Halliburton may pay $500 million to keep ex US vice president out of prison

Oilfield services company Halliburton is in negotiations with the Nigerian government to keep its former CEO, Dick Cheney, out of prison, according to a...
Zimbabwe: Magube and Zanu officials own massive farms after land reform

Zimbabwe: Magube and Zanu officials own massive farms after land reform

Almost 5 million hectares of prime agricultural land which include wildlife conservancies grabbed from productive white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe are in the hands...
Nigeria: Anti-corruption agency Versus former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney

Nigeria: Anti-corruption agency Versus former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney

Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney has rubbished Nigeria’s lawsuit against him saying it is "entirely baseless." Cheney is implicated in a bribery scandal that...
Nigeria: Oil companies, Shell and Halliburton, to be questioned

Nigeria: Oil companies, Shell and Halliburton, to be questioned

Nigeria's anti-graft Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have summoned Royal Dutch Shell PLC and oil service firm Halliburton for questioning after the oil...
DR Congo: Illegal gold mining continue despite ban

DR Congo: Illegal gold mining continue despite ban

Amidst the incessant conflicts in DR Congo, gold mining companies continue to lure military leaders into illicit gold mining agreements, despite the fact that...
Nigeria: Corruption Commission warns politicians

Nigeria: Corruption Commission warns politicians

Several officials have been declared unsuitable to run for political office by the Nigerian anti-fraud police. The officials include thirteen former state governors, five...
Ethiopia: Top official nabbed over corruption

Ethiopia: Top official nabbed over corruption

The Ethiopian Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested a top sergeant of the Federal Police for allegedly accusing an Ethiopian woman of involvement...
Equatorial Guinea: African Leaders protest UNESCO Prize for President

Equatorial Guinea: African Leaders protest UNESCO Prize for President

Renowned African elites have written to UNESCO to cancel a prize named for the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo who took...
Ethiopia suspends organization for illegal US employees

Ethiopia suspends organization for illegal US employees

Ethiopia has suspended Samaritan Purse, an international humanitarian organization for illegally recruiting several American citizens. Ethiopia’s Charity and Association Agency, the responsible entity charged with...
Zambia: History to remember president over legalised corruption

Zambia: History to remember president over legalised corruption

Zambian President Rupiah Banda will forever be haunted for removing the abuse of office offence clause from the revised Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Act,...
Corruption: Zimbabwe health workers creating artificial HIV drug shortages

Corruption: Zimbabwe health workers creating artificial HIV drug shortages

A private grouping of lawyers in Zimbabwe has claimed that there is rampant corruption at government hospitals and municipal clinics as HIV and Aids...
Togo’s fake match against Bahrain and a smooth scam

Togo’s fake match against Bahrain and a smooth scam

The Bahrain national football team played against a fake Togolese national football team on September 7 in Manama. Bahrain emerged winners with a 3...
UN Global Compact: ‘The deeper meaning of fighting corruption is transparency’

UN Global Compact: ‘The deeper meaning of fighting corruption is transparency’

From oil spills to toxic wastes to financial fraud, business ethics are under a global spotlight. The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative...
Untangling Central Africa for business

Untangling Central Africa for business

As the proper role of government continue to debated in much of the free world, Africans, and in particular Central Africans can only...
South Africa: Corruption rife within ANC

South Africa: Corruption rife within ANC

In a move that has shocked the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, the head of campaigns Fikile Mbalula has admitted that...
Rwanda: Kagame commended over corruption rate

Rwanda: Kagame commended over corruption rate

Amidst accusations of tyranny and rights abuses, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, has been credited for Rwanda's transparency, after anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International revealed that...
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East Africa’s most corrupt country

Kenya has relinquished its position as the most corrupt country in East Africa to Burundi, according to the East African Bribery Index 2010 by...
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The Worst of the Worst

A continent away from Kyrgyzstan, Africans like myself cheered this spring as a coalition of opposition groups ousted the country's dictator, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev....
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Equatorial Guinea Statement on UNESCO Decision to Delay the Award of the UNESCO-Obiang Mbasogo Prize

The Government of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) released the following statement today in response to the announcement by UNESCO's Director-General, Irina Bokova...
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Equatorial Guinea: “Dictator Prize” suspension only a temporary fix, says Human Rights Watch

UNESCO's decision today to delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea is a positive initial step,...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe to denounce corrupt Central Bank officials?

Zimbabwe: Mugabe to denounce corrupt Central Bank officials?

The ongoing looting of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) assets by an elite clique of senior government officials has forced President Mugabe to act. RBZ,...
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Switzerland: No hiding place for stolen African assets

Switzerland does not want stolen assets from corrupt individuals or governments in its banks and wants to give them back to those populations who...
Nigeria: Former minister braces up for corruption charges

Nigeria: Former minister braces up for corruption charges

The former minister in charge of Nigeria's federal capital of Abuja has returned from a self-imposed exile to face charges of financial misappropriation and...