Africa West Africa World 

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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Africa West Africa World 

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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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s special prosecutor for corruption resigns

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Special Prosecutor for corruption, Martin Amidu on Monday resigned from his position. In a letter to Ghana’s President Mr. Amidu said “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 Prosecutor.” Mr. Amidu believes he hasn’t been given that freedom and independence to operate.…

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Africa Egypt North Africa World 

Man sets himself ablaze over corruption in Egypt

– Advertisement – A man in Egypt on Thursday set himself ablaze in Tahrir Square in the capital, Cairo as he protested against “corruption and poor living conditions”. The man was later rescued by police and passersby, according to local media reports. The Egyptian man was reportedly sacked from his job at a bank for exposing corruption involving state officials. In a video widely circulated on social media, the man complained about his financial and living conditions. The 20-minute video broadcast on Facebook showed the man talking about his efforts…

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Africa West Africa World 

Sierra Leone’s ex-president banned from leaving country

Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma is among several past government officials banned from leaving the country. He and other officials who served in his government are facing allegations of corruption and are under investigations. Koroma’s party has already dismissed the corruption allegations. The government has now ordered Mr. Koroma and more than 100 people indicted to pay back stolen money, forfeit their houses, or face further investigations. These officials have now been told they would not be allowed to leave the country. – Advertisement – Lawyers for Mr…

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Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi from May 2019 to June 2020: Profiling a Troubled Nation Desperate for True Freedom

By Precious Nihorowa The American political scientist and political economist, Francis Fukuyama, in his famous book, The End of History and the Last Man, explores the historical evolution of political systems through different epochs and generations which culminates in the current Western Liberal democracy. According to him, in as far as political systems are concerned, humanity has reached an end of exploration as there will never be another human system of government that will replace liberal democracy. As part of his exploration, Fukuyama presents the motivations for the successful propelling…

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Africa East Africa World 

Uganda’s Museveni claims to have ‘never stolen anything’

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has declared that he is not corrupt and has “never stolen anything from anybody and I am also not a poor man.” He made the comments when he spoke to thousands of his supporters on Wednesday in Kampala. Museveni led thousands of Ugandans to stage an anti-corruption walk through the streets of the capital Kampala. President Museveni described “corrupt people” as “parasites because they get wealth which they did not earn.” RelatedItems Uganda to launch drone medical supply service in 2020 2 weeks ago…

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Africa World 

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu charged with corruption

Israel’s attorney general has charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. Mr Netanyahu is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and dispensed favours to try to get more positive press coverage. He denies wrongdoing and says he is the victim of a “witch hunt” by his left-wing opponents and the media. He has insisted he will not resign and is not legally obliged to do so. But the announcement comes amid a political stand-off in Israel following…

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Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

Ex-South African minister arrested, charged with corruption

A former security minister of South Africa and close ally of former president Jacob Zuma, has been arrested and charged with corruption. Bongani Bongo who is also a lawmaker becomes the first high-profile person to be arrested and charged over graft in recent years. Bongo is accused of offering a bribe to a lawyer who was building the state’s case in a 2017 parliamentary enquiry into state-owned power agency, Eskom. According to Eric Ntabazalila, the prosecutions spokesman “The charges are that he offered money to (an) advocate… which (the prosecutor)…

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Africa World 

Why lack of integrity is bane of Africa’s underdevelopment

African scholars have made a strong case for African leaders to develop a high sense of integrity if the continent is to experience significant growth. Africa has for years struggled to achieve desired development across all sectors in order to improve the livelihood of citizens. It has worsened after the era of colonization with many nations crippled by high levels of corruption and mismanagement by their leaders. But some African scholars say the worrying trend is due to lack of integrity among African leaders which reflects in institutional operations and policies.…

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