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Minister Magyezi decries high corruption levels in local gov’t

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister for Local Government Raphael Magyezi has said his office is determined to fight cases of corruption which is overwhelming in the local Government. Magyezi was on Tuesday presenting the status of implementation of the National Resistance Movement Manifesto in the area of local …

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Corruption prosecutions nearly double in China over last year

Beijing, China | AFP | The number of prosecutions related to corruption in China nearly doubled last year, according to a report by Beijing’s top prosecutor, as President Xi Jinping ramped up his crackdown on graft. According to the annual report from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate submitted to the national parliament, …

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Top aide in landmark DR Congo trial pleads innocence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Vital Kamerhe, a major ally to DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, proclaimed his innocence on Monday as a historic trial for alleged corruption resumed. Kamerhe, 61, a veteran political figure who is also Tshisekedi’s chief of staff, is accused with others of having embezzled more …

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Corruption undermining NRM manifesto implementation – Rugunda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said corruption in government agencies and departments is undermining the implementation of the NRM 2016-21 manifesto. Speaking today at the launch of the NRM manifesto week at the Office of The President Auditorium, Rugunda said many of …

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Covid-19 fight exposes danger of corruption

How paying lip service to fighting corruption tendencies is undermining surveillance systems in East African region COMMENT | NATHAN WERE | East Africa, like the rest of the world, is battling one of the most challenging pandemics in history – the Coronavirus. East Africa’s over 170 million people are under …

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Sudan still in crisis a year after Bashir’s ouster

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A year after one of Africa’s longest serving leaders, Omar al-Bashir, was ousted from power in the face of mass street protests, Sudan is still reeling from daunting crises including deep economic woes. Bashir was overthrown on April 11, 2019 by the military, which was responding …

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Morocco’s ‘$65-million’ real-estate swindle

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP |  “Give us our money!”, demands a group of home buyers, standing on land that should by now be finished condos — one of many fictitious projects that together comprise what is described as Morocco’s biggest-ever property scam. Adverts on state television had promised dream homes at …

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Uganda drops two places in Rule of Law index

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is trailing its neighbors in the region in the just-released 2020 rule of law rankings. The rankings done by the World Justice Project puts Uganda at 117th position out of 128 countries ranked. This is a deterioration from the 115 positions that Uganda …

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‘You had to pay’: Angola’s deep-seated corruption legacy

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Entrepreneur Antonio Almeida has learned to navigate around the potholes of doing business in Angola. Since launching his business two decades ago, the 44-year-old has opened seven luxury clothing stores, a customs brokerage firm and a suburban shopping centre in the capital Luanda. Along the way …

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