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Malawians protest after judges ‘given kick-backs’

Malawi anti-bribery protest draws thousands Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP |  Tens of thousands of Malawians took part in protests on Thursday at alleged attempts to bribe judges overseeing a legal challenge to the re-election last year of President Peter Mutharika. People took to the streets after the country’s chief justice …

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Angola’s Isabel dos Santos considering presidential bid

Isabel dos Santos says run for president ‘possible’ Luanda, Angola | AFP | The billionaire daughter of Angola’s ex-president, Isabel dos Santos, says she would consider running for president in the next election in 2022. Dos Santos is being probed under an anti-graft campaign launched by her father’s successor President …

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Museveni directs new ministers to fight corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN |  President Yoweri Museveni has warned newly appointed ministers against corruption. “Congratulations to the new ministers that have taken oath of office today at State House Entebbe. I call upon all ministers and public servants to desist from engaging in any form of …

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UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN refugee agency said Thursday it was investigating new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft. “We can confirm that we have received allegations related to resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya,” …

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Ten years after deadly Haiti quake, survivors feel forgotten

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP |  Ten years ago, Herlande Mitile was left disabled by the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti. Today, she uses a wheelchair jury-rigged with a piece of string, which means she cannot go far. Result: she is trapped in her village outside Port-au-Prince. It was meant to be …

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Arua CSOs predict uncertainty in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society Organizations in Arua district have predicted 2020 to be a year of uncertainty. According to the CSOs, government needs to undertake deliberate efforts to restore hope in the citizens through guaranteeing freedoms of persons, especially as the election season gains momentum. Eric Ekimia …

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Fight against corruption is spiritual -Nakalema

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema has said that the fight against corruption in Uganda is spiritual and asked Christians to spearhead the battle. She said that only the Church has greatly supported them in combating corruption through …

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Uganda’s war on corruption

It’s not all doom and gloom Kamapal, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | December 04 marked another key moment in President Yoweri Museveni’s protracted fight against corruption that has for a long time blighted Uganda’s development agenda. Flanked by several high profile government officials, religious and civil society leaders, Museveni walked …

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Staff petition Mak council over corruption in DGF University project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of the Makerere University staff led by Sarah Acan Otim have raised a red flag against the suspected corruption involving some members of the university council. The alleged corruption involves Bruce Balaba Kabaasa, the Chairperson Finance, Planning and Investment Committee of Council …

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