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Corruption in Nigeria; Illegal withdrawals and depletion of excess crude account

Following sharp drop in crude oil prices with it’s expected impact on economic wellsprings of the people, Nigeria civic tech organisation Budgitng in a series of tweets highlighted the abuse of Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund framework including, illegal transfer...

Angola’s Dos Santos says seized assets block her from repaying debt

Angolan billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos said on Thursday that her companies in Portugal, where prosecutors seized her bank accounts last week, still owed local banks €180 million ($194m) after repaying the bulk of the loans."The inexplicable...

Equatorial Guinea tells UN, France illegally seized its ‘embassy’

Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea told United Nations judges Monday that French authorities illegally seized a mansion in Paris that the African nation insists operated as its embassy. The building was seized as part of a money laundering investigation into...

Court denies Zimbabwe VP’s estranged wife access to children

The estranged wife of Zimbabwe's Vice-President Constatino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa, has been denied access to their children and their home.A high court dismissed Ms Mubaiwa's application in which she was seeking access to her home and children.She was ordered...

Portugal prosecutor orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos accounts

Portugal’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday it had ordered the seizure of Portuguese bank accounts belonging to Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation in Angola.Dos Santos, the daughter of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo...

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodorin Obiang fined €30m, 3-years suspended jail term

The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Europe.Teodorin Obiang, the son of Equatorial...

Court rebukes Zimbabwe VP Chiwenga for using soldiers in divorce dispute

A Zimbabwean judge on Friday described as “frightening” the use of soldiers by the country’s vice president in a divorce-related dispute, and ruled that his wife should regain custody of their children and be allowed to access the family’s...

Estranged wife of Zimbabwe VP gains custody of their 3 children

Zimbabwe vice president Constantino Chiwenga's estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa, gained custody of the couple's three children on Friday last week, as part of an initially agreed out-of-court settlement, which was, however, aborted after the former army chief made a...

Isabel dos Santos plans to sue Angolan government

Africa's richest woman,  and daughter of Angola former president, Isabel dos Santos, has denied fraud and may have concluded plans to sue the Angolan government.Ms Dos Santos in a statement on Thursday said the accusations made by Attorney General...

Isabel dos Santos’ banker hangs self in Lisbon, Portugal

A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in apparent suicide at his home in Lisbon, police said Thursday.Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting...
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Boy 13, shot dead in Kenya by police enforcing curfew

The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the...

Foreigners in East Africa face hostility over coronavirus

Panic over the global coronavirus pandemic has led to reports of discrimination against foreign nationals in East Africa.From Ethiopia, to Kenya and the Democratic...

Tunisia frees 1,420 prisoners over coronavirus

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied on Tuesday ordered the release of 1,420 prisoners in an amnesty to combat the spread of the coronavirus in prisons,...

MTN to go ahead with Nigeria stock sale amid market crisis

MTN will push on with a plan to reduce its majority stake in the wireless carrier’s Nigerian business, though turmoil caused by the coronavirus...