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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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Kabafunzaki’s arrest was personally ordered by President Museveni

Uganda’s war on corruption takes new turn, minister charged Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Uganda’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday charged a government minister with graft for allegedly taking a bribe from a businessman in exchange for clearing him of sexual harassment charges. Herbert Kabafunzaki, a deputy labour minister, is accused of …

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Nakawa magistrate Napiyo charged with corruption

A grade two magistrate attached to Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court Agnes Napiyo has been charged  before the Anti-Corruption Court with  two counts of corruption  and abuse of office. Napiyo appeared before  grade one magistrate Patricia Amoko and denied the allegation. Court heard  that between March 2, 2017 and April , …

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Minister Kabafunzaki charged, assistant pleads guilty

Uganda’s Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial relations Herbert Kabafunzaki has been charged before the Anti-Corruption Court with three counts that include corruption and conspiracy to commit a felony. The Rukiga County MP appeared before  Chief Magistrate  Agnes Alum  jointly with his political assistant Brian Mugabo and an interior designer …

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Watchdogs allege Shell knew about Nigeria oil kickbacks

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Corruption watchdogs alleged Monday that Shell executives knew that money earmarked for a controversial oil deal was being used to bribe senior Nigerian officials, a claim rebuffed by the petroleum giant. The allegations by Global Witness and Finance Uncovered refer to the 2011 purchase by oil …

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