Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s president sacks minister over alleged impropriety

Charles Adu Boahen Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday sacked one of his ministers serving at the finance ministry. Charles Adu Boahen, the minister of state for finance, was sacked after allegations of impropriety contained in an investigative documentary work carried out by Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Adu Boahen was seen in a video posted online by the… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s MPs approve new special prosecutor for corruption

– – Ghana’s lawmakers have approved by unanimous decision a new special prosecutor tasked to fight corruption in the country. The new special prosecutor is an Accra-based legal practitioner, Kissi Agyebeng who will replace the previous appointee, Martin Amidu who resigned last year. The 43-year-old is expected to be sworn-in by Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo this month to begin his… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s new president sacks ports boss over $1.8m rot

– – Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has suspended the Director-General of the country’s ports authority. Deusdedit Kakoko has been suspended after an audit report showed an embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This is her first key decision of President Samia since assuming office after the death of John Magafuli. She has expressed concern that the ports authority had… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

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

– – 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… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

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

– – 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… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s special prosecutor for corruption resigns

– – 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… Read More
Africa Egypt North Africa World 

Man sets himself ablaze over corruption in Egypt

– – 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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More