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Ghana: Daughter of late President Rawlings warns of funeral scam

– Advertisement – The eldest daughter of Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings has warned against online fraudsters who claim to be raising money for her father’s funeral. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, in a statement posted on her Facebook account on Thursday, said fake social media accounts had been created in her name to solicit funds. She said the fraudsters are targeting people who are sending their condolences. Ms Agyeman-Rawlings is the MP for the Klottey Korle constituency in Ghana’s parliament. – Advertisement – Former leader Jerry Rawlings died on 12 November aged 73. The…

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Ghana: Ex-graft prosecutor says president is ‘mother serpent of corruption’

– Advertisement – The former Special Prosecutor for corruption in Ghana, Martin Amidu has described the president, Nana Akufo Addo as “mother serpent of corruption.” Amidu resigned on November 16, 2020 saying in his letter to Ghana’s President that “The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special…

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Nigeria arrests three suspects for duping 50,000 people globally

– Advertisement – Three suspects have been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria following a joint INTERPOL, Group-IB and Nigeria Police Force cybercrime investigation. The Nigerian nationals are believed to be members of a wider organized crime group responsible for distributing malware, carrying out phishing campaigns and extensive Business Email Compromise scams. The suspects are alleged to have developed phishing links, domains, and mass mailing campaigns in which they impersonated representatives of organizations. They then used these campaigns to disseminate 26 malware programmes, spyware and remote access tools, including AgentTesla, Loki, Azorult,…

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Niger’s ex-President Mamadou Tandja dies at 82

– Advertisement – Former President of Niger, Mamadou Tandja, has died at the age of 82, the government has said. Tandja was president from 1999 till 2010 when he was overthrown in a coup while trying to stay in power beyond a two-term limit. Shortly after leaving office, he was accused of corruption and jailed but was released a year later after charges against him were dropped. Tandja’s death was announced in statement read on national television. The government has declared three days of national mourning. Current President Issoufou Mahamadou…

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Sierra Leone: Ex-president questioned after ‘arrest threat’

– Advertisement – The former Sierra Leone leader, Ernest Bai Koroma was questioned on Monday in a secure location after his lawyers expressed safety concerns last week. Sierra Leone anti-corruption commission had said it was considering issuing an arrest warrant against Ernest Bai Koroma. Koroma failed to comply with summons from the commission which is investigating him for corruption under his regime. The commission wanted to quiz Mr Koroma following an inquiry which concluded that corruption during his presidency brought the country to the brink of economic collapse. But his…

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Nigeria ‘Debit Profile: From China to Brazil. Femi Oluwasanmi, Ibafo, Ogun State

Written by Femi Oluwasanmi Nigeria’s Debit Profile: From China to Brazil The recent acceleration in the buildup of Nigeria’s debit profile and servicing has created a controversial climate where almost everyone in the country has turned to analyst by their daily concern about the future of the country in years to come. Particularly, considering the current state of some of the projects that were financed with borrowed funds in the past. While addressing the House of Representatives Committee on Finance in Abuja on 3rd November, 2020, the Minister of Finance,…

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Nigerian Embassy in Berlin suspends worker for soliciting sex from clients

– Advertisement – A chief security officer working for the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin, Germany is being investigated for soliciting sex from passport applicants. The man whose name has been given as Mr. Martin has also been suspended after he was filmed in a hotel room attempting to have sex with a lady who has allegedly applied for a passport renewal. In a viral video, the officer was accused by another man who filmed the incident of demanding sex from the lady before releasing her passport. He then tried to…

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Burkina Faso: Citizens vote in crucial election amid jihadist threat

Nine presidential candidates and 22 opposition parties signed an agreement in August to rally behind any candidate who reaches the second round of the vote to boost their chances of unseating President Kaboré. For the first time in Burkina Faso’s history, citizens living abroad will be eligible to vote, in accordance with demands from the populist uprising that ousted former President Compaoré. Ivory Coast is home to more than 1.7m potential voters. Results are expected within days. Sourced from Africa Feeds Follow and like us:

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Sierra Leone: Arrest warrant could be issued for ex-leader

– Advertisement – Sierra Leone anti-corruption commission has said it is considering issuing an arrest warrant against the country’s former president, Ernest Bai Koroma. Koroma failed to comply with summons from the commission which is investigating him for corruption under his regime. The commission wants to quiz Mr Koroma following an inquiry which concluded that corruption during his presidency brought the country to the brink of economic collapse. But his lawyers said it hadn’t been safe for him to travel from his home in the north to the capital Freetown.…

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Families of migrants killed under Jammeh sue Gambia, Ghana

– Advertisement – The families of some West African migrants who were killed in Gambia under former leader Yahya Jammeh have sued the governments of Gambia and Ghana. Assisted by ANEKED, they filed complaints on Wednesday against the two governments before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice for infringing several international human rights, including the right to judicial remedies. In July 2005, 44 Ghanaian migrants as well as some 12 other West Africans (from Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Côte d’Ivoire) including two women (one reportedly pregnant) forcibly disappeared in The Gambia while on their way to Europe by sea.…

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