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Senegal president pardons Khalifa Sall, ex-mayor of Dakar

  Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  Senegal’s President Macky Sall has pardoned former Dakar mayor and political rival Khalifa Sall, who had been sentenced to prison for fraudulent use of public funds, the presidency announced Sunday. Khalifa Sall, no relation of the president, has been in jail since March 2017 …

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Austrians vote with conservatives in lead

Vienna, Austria | AFP |  Austrians began voting Sunday in snap elections, in which the conservatives look set to triumph but face difficulties finding a partner to govern after a corruption scandal brought down their last coalition with the far-right. The People’s Party (OeVP) led by 33-year-old Sebastian Kurz is predicted to …

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Egypt detains more than 1,000 after anti-Sisi protests: NGOs

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people, rights groups said Wednesday, broadening a crackdown that has seen prominent critics detained after rare protests calling for the ouster of general-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The wave of arrests comes ahead of a “million-man march” Friday called for …

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Sisi, Egypt’s undisputed leader

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Since ascending to power in 2014, Egypt’s general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has imposed himself as an uncontested leader, stamping out opposition despite criticism by rights groups. His government has taken no chances and arrested over 600 people after hundreds of Egyptians protested his rule last week. …

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Clooney group calls for action in South Sudan corruption report 

Damning South Sudan Report focuses on regional players, including Uganda London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Hollywood star George Clooney’s investigative project The Sentry on Thursday urged the international community to act over alleged links between global corporations, tycoons and foreign governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan. The Sentry …

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Greed breeding corruption in Judiciary -Principal Judge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has said that the need to amass more wealth is breeding greed among judicial officers. Bamwine says that cases of bribery, corruption, and other forms of misconduct in the judiciary and other offices are caused by lack of satisfaction …

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Sudan court charges Bashir with illegal use of foreign funds

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A Sudanese court on Saturday charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir, on trial for corruption, with illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds, offences which could put him behind bars for a decade. Judge Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman said at the third session of Bashir’s trial that foreign funds …

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