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Poor facilitation, orders frustrating work – Wakiso land officers

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials at the Ministerial Zonal Land Office in Wakiso district have decried poor facilitation and ‘Orders from Above’ as some of the key challenges frustrating their work hence tainting their image. There are complaints of corruption, extortion, bribery and delayed processing of land documents against the …

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Kadaga to ‘name and shame’ corrupt officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has threatened to name and shame officials involved in corruption in an effort to end the vice in public institutions. Kadaga was speaking during ecumenical prayers held at parliament in Kampala on Monday. The prayers are part of …

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Nigeria’s chief justice facing assets charges: court

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s most senior judge was on Saturday charged with failing to declare his assets, in a move the main opposition party said triggered alarm bells as elections approach next month. Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen will appear before a panel of three …

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Nigeria eyes graft charges against football officials

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The head of a Nigerian presidential anti-corruption body has said charges will be brought against football officials for allegedly misappropriating public funds. Okoi Obono-Obla disclosed that the body was in the process of finalising charges and that a “prima facie case” had been established. “We …

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S.Africa’s ANC does not rule out graft-tainted Zuma as MP

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) refused Sunday to rule out corruption-plagued ex-President Jacob Zuma as a candidate in parliamentary elections. Zuma, who led the country from 2009 until he was forced by the party to step down last year, faces 16 charges …

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Corruption, land grabbing big problems for Uganda -Bishop Luwalira

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has warned that corruption and other vices like land grabbing remain a big challenge in the country. Luwalira was this afternoon delivering a Christmas sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe. Hundreds attended the Christmas Service …

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Brazil high court suspends order that could free Lula

  Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remained in prison Wednesday as two supreme court judges issued competing orders over whether he should be released while he tries to get his graft conviction overturned. Lula, 73, was given unexpected hope earlier in the …

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