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Isabel dos Santos’ graft scandal ups stakes for Angola

Luanda, Angola | AFP |  Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor’s daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao Lourenco in his vow to reform a country rich in oil and tainted by graft. Isabel dos Santos, the 46-year-old billionaire daughter of ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is …

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Lt. Col. Nakalema orders arrest of Nansana town clerk

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has ordered the arrest of Nansana Municipality Town Clerk James Ambrose Atwoki and suspension of all Technical Staff at the local government headquarters over graft.      Nansana municipality has been an epicentre …

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GRAFT: Angola’s Dos Santos ready to fight in court

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola’s ex-president who is at the centre of an anti-graft investigation, on Thursday vowed she was ready to fight against what she called “misleading and untrue” allegations. Dos Santos, dubbed ‘the princess’ in Angola, is accused of using …

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Uganda improves in corruption ranking– Global report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has moved at least 12 places in the corruption index, an indication that country is progressing in fighting the scourge. The 2019 Transparency International corruption perception index ranks Uganda at 137th out of 180 countries. This is down from the 149th position the country …

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Portuguese banker cited in ‘Luanda Leaks’ found dead

 Angola’s ex first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud Luanda, Angola | AFP | Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola’s former president, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement, Angolan prosecutors said, as they launched a bid Thursday to have the billionairess and other suspects return …

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Corruption has turned Uganda into a dark country – Prof. Suruma

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Professor Ezra Suruma, the Chancellor of Makerere University has expressed worries over the deteriorating levels of integrity in the country and the rampant corruption. Suruma made the remarks on Friday while presiding over the fourth session of the 70th graduation ceremony of Makerere University. The …

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