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Munyagwa seeks to block anti-corruption court trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mubarak Munyangwa has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to block his trial in the Anti-Corruption Court for fraud. It stems from the Criminal summons issued by the Anti-Corruption Grade One Magistrate, Moses Nabende directing Munyagwa to appear in …

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MP Mubarak Munyagwa snubs anti-corruption court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kawempe South Member of Parliament Mubarak Munyagwa has not appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court where he was expected to answer to charges of corruption. The Court issued criminal summons last week, requiring Munyagwa to respond to accusations that he solicited a gratification of 100 million …

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Nigeria: Buhari’s first term

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Muhammadu Buhari was elected president of Nigeria in 2015 on a pledge to defeat Boko Haram jihadists and tackle endemic corruption. As he seeks re-election, here is a look back at key developments in the country during his first term. – 2015: successes against Boko Haram …

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Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria’s anti-corruption president

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance. But while he will go down in history as Nigeria’s first opposition candidate to defeat an incumbent, …

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Court summons incoming COSASE chairman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road court has summoned the Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mubarak Munyagwa on corruption charges. The January 15th, 2019 criminal summon was issued by the Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate, M. M. Nabende. “You are hereby commanded by the Uganda Government to appear …

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S.Africa ‘disappointed’ by West’s corruption charges

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa has rejected reported criticism of its record on corruption by five Western countries, including the US and Britain, who insisted they were only drawing the government’s attention to a serious issue. The Sunday Times reported on its front page that the five countries — the US, Britain, …

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Nigeria files graft charges against Buhari’s former aides

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria has filed corruption charges against two former senior government officials and close aides of President Muhammadu Buhari who were sacked for alleged graft, the country’s anti-corruption agency said on Thursday. The appointments of top civil servant Babachir Lawal and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, were terminated …

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MUASA president responds to his suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chairperson Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), Dr Deus Kamunyu has said his Jan.17 suspension letter from Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe wasn’t a surprise. “I received electronic news of my suspension letter as a lecturer in the department of forestry. I received it with …

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