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US court battle gives clues to Nigerian arms scandal

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  The claims read like the plot of a best-selling thriller, with secretive arms dealers and a corruption-riddled government fighting jihadists. The weapons deal collapses in acrimony but instead of a shoot-out, the embittered parties fight it out in court. In this real life saga, Ara …

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Minister Kabafunzaki case adjourned

Embattled Minister of State for Labour Herbert Kabafunzaki has Thursday afternoon appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala for mention of his corruption case. However Chief Magistrate Agnes Alum adjourned the matter and extended his bail to May 18 when prosecution hopes to have concluded investigations in this case. Kabafunzaki …

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Museveni urges accountants to join corruption fight  

President Yoweri Museveni has called on professional accountants in Africa to join agencies involved in the fight against corruption as a step towards contributing to prosperity for all. “We have generated a lot of money and we need someone to record it well and that is where you the accountants …

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IGG, Chief Justice differ on fighting corruption

The Inspector General of Government Justice Faith Mulyagonja and the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe are embroiled in a disagreement over how to tackle a vice that is crippling the public sector in Uganda. A few weeks back, while making remarks at the Annual Law Conference at Imperial Beach Hotel Entebbe, …

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Kabafunzaki’s aide says not guilty, remanded to Luzira prison

Brian Mugabo, the Political Assistant to embattled Labour Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki has been remanded to Luzira prison on fresh charges of corruption. Mugabo, who was brought from Kigo Government prison on Wednesday to receive sentence following a guilty plea he entered last week,  astonished court when he informed it that …

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World Cup, Olympic stadiums in Brazil corruption scandal

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |  Brazil was proud of its football World Cup and Olympics stadiums, but the shame of the country’s corruption saga has engulfed even these monuments to fair play. A bribery scandal linked to construction firm Odebrecht that has swept up scores of politicians has …

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Egypt’s Sisi declares war on corruption

Sisi starts crack down as Egypt faces uphill battle against corruption Cairo, Egypt | AFP | When Egyptian real estate developer Hassan tried building an apartment block without paying bribes, officials stalled the project, going so far as to suggest there were ancient relics beneath the lot. Hassan buckled and …

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Nigeria suspends electoral officers over 2015 vote fraud

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s electoral agency has suspended more than 200 officers for accepting bribes to influence the outcome of the 2015 vote won by the opposition. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said late Tuesday that 205 staff were found guilty of corruption after an investigation by …

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