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Malawi labour minister fired over Covid funds misuse

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired senior officials including Labour Minister Ken Kandodo over alleged embezzlement of Covid funds.The president said the action followed an audit he had commissioned into the spending of 6.2 billion Malawian kwacha ($7.8m; £5.6m)...

French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but a separate plea deal with three top company executives was thrown out by a judge.The company agreed to pay 12...

Ex-pres. Zuma fails to show at S/Africa corruption inquiry

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma did not show up on Monday at an inquiry into corruption during his time in office, despite the country’s top court ordering him to appear.Zuma’s lawyers confirmed in a letter to the inquiry...

Tax evasion, theft cost Africa $89b annually – UN

AljazeeraAfrica has lost nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in development aid, a United Nations study has showed.The estimate, in the United Nations Conference on...

Corruption: South African healthcare workers , threaten strike

South African healthcare workers have protested against poor working conditions and urged the government to end corruption in the purchase of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.The protesters gathered Thursday in Pretoria and Cape Town, charging that the lives of healthcare...

Corronavirus palliatives in Nigeria: Tales of corruption and deception

Many residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are in agony over the distribution of the palliatives running into millions of naira as allegations of thuggery; partiality and wanton corruption mar the exercise. AfricanQuarters investigatesBlessing John was eight months...

Son of Angola’s ex-leader handed 5 yrs jail term in $500m graft case

Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno Dos Santos, son of former Angolan president Eduardo Dos Santos to five years in prison over a $500 million corruption case, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported on Friday.Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the...

Angola’s Isabel dos Santos steps down from Unitel

Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos will leave her job in the administration of telecoms operator Unitel amid ongoing tensions between board members, Portugal’s news agency Lusa reported on Tuesday.“After 20 years dedicated to the creation, development and success of...

After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold” as they endured an economic emergency.Tsitsi Dangarembga, whose latest book “This Mournable Body” has been...

CIVICUS, others condemn Zimbabwe continued crackdown on critics

Zimbabwe’s military and police continue the arrests of scores of critics/opposition figures after last week's aborted anti-government protest, according to reports.Global civil society alliance CIVICUS has condemned the action of the government, describing it as barbaric, the group also...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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