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Ex-Angola president billionaire daughter faces scrutiny over graft allegations

Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's ex president is a British-educated billionaire businesswoman, who now faces allegations of plundering the public purse and funneling the money abroad.Just under a decade ago, she became Africa's richest woman after Forbes magazine...

Details of Zimbabwe vice president’s nasty divorce exposes luxurious life of elites

Zimbabwe is gripped by the explosive details of charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry Chiwenga, née Mubaiwa.A glimpse of the luxurious lives of Zimbabwe’s ruling elite, as the rest...

Angola ex-president’s daughter Isabel dos Santos moots presidency run despite charges

Africa’s richest woman and Angola’s ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency despite an asset freeze and accusations of diverting more than a billion dollars of state money.It was the first time...

Court freezes assets of Angola ex-president’s daughter in graft probe

An Angolan court has ordered the freezing of assets held by former president Eduardo dos Santos’ daughter, Isabel, her husband and a business associate as part of a corruption probe, a copy of the order seen by Reuters shows.The...

Mary Chiwenga seeks bail at Harare High Court

Embattled wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Chiwenga, is expected Wednesday morning to file an application for bail through her lawyer, Taona Nyamukara at the Harare High Court.Mary, a former model, was Monday remanded in custody to 30...

Zimbabwe vice-president’s wife to appear in court over fraud

Marry Mubaiwa, the estranged wife of Zimbabwe's Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, will on Monday appear in court to face charges of money laundering and fraud.The fraud charges arise from an alleged attempt to forge a marriage certificate without her husband's...

Court jails Sudan’s Omar al Bashir for corruption

A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation facility.That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also...

Nairobi governor charged with graft granted bail

A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government’s anti-graft push.The move was opposed by the prosecution, which argued Governor...

Son of ex-Angolan president on trial for corruption

The son of former Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, face corruption charges before the country’s supreme court in a trial which opened on Monday, state news agency ANGOP said, the most high-profile case yet under the government’s anti-corruption...

Detained Nairobi governor, Mike Sonko hospitalized

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has been taken from prison to hospital according to a BBC report, a Nairobi hospital confirmed it, however, details of his ailment was not disclosed, they said that he had been admitted with a prison...
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Ex-Angola president billionaire daughter faces scrutiny over graft allegations

Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's ex president is a British-educated billionaire businesswoman, who now faces allegations of plundering the public purse and funneling...

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