Africa East Africa World 

Ugandan minister to be charged over iron sheets theft

Uganda’s Karamoja Affairs Minister Mary Goretti Kitutu is to be charged over the theft of iron sheets in the north-eastern region of the country. The Ugandan director of public prosecutions approved the corruption charges against the minister. Kitutu is not the only high profile public official mentioned in the iron sheets scandal. The speaker of parliament and some cabinet ministers… Read More
Africa Malawi Southern Africa World 

Malawi court orders reinstatement of anti-corruption chief

The Malawi cover has been ordered to lift the suspension of the head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Martha Chizuma. The decision of the court will pave way for Martha Chizuma to return to work. Last week, the Secretary to the president and the cabinet, Colleen Zamba announced her suspension. It was linked to a lawsuit against her following a… Read More
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