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Netanyahu accuses police of pressuring witnesses in graft cases

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used a video posted online Wednesday to accuse police of pressuring witnesses to “smear” him as corruption investigations against him intensify. In his first direct reaction since the announcement that his ex-aide Nir Hefetz would testify against him, Netanyahu …

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Angola’s Isabel dos Santos denies Sonangol fraud claims

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos, daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday denied claims that she presided over corruption when she ran state oil giant Sonangol. Prosecutors opened an investigation on Friday into possible graft at Sonangol and will probe “irregular financial …

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S.Africa awaits Zuma graft decision due next month

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African state prosecutors on Monday said they would next month release their decision on whether or not to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma for corruption. Zuma faces the risk of jail over 18 criminal charges linked to 783 payments totalling four million rands …

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Uganda’s judiciary gets Sh1.5 billion to fight corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Kingdom government for the design and pilot of an 18 months automation project aimed at consolidating Uganda’s efforts in fighting corruption. The British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) through Strengthening Uganda’s …

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Israel’s Netanyahu to be questioned over ‘graft’: media

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to be questioned as a suspect in a further case of alleged corruption and as a witness in another, Israeli media reported Sunday. The police, who have questioned the prime minister seven times since the beginning of 2017, in mid-February …

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Netanyahu associates named as suspects in new corruption probe

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli police revealed Tuesday that two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the suspects in a new corruption probe, with five others central figures in the Bezeq telecommunications group. The seven were arrested on Sunday, just days after police said there were …

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Zuma ally fights S.Africa graft probe

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A linchpin of South Africa’s Gupta business family, which has been closely associated with ex- president Jacob Zuma, fought back Monday against a corruption probe by contesting an assets freeze. Atul Gupta applied to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to force investigators probing a …

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