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Nigeria govt official with 86 cars charged with fraud

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | A Nigerian government official found with 86 new luxury cars was charged with fraud on Thursday, court papers show. Ibrahim Tumsah, finance and account director at the Power, Works and Housing Ministry was arraigned at Abuja Federal High Court along with his brother Tijani Tumsah, …

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Mali ordered to pay 39m euros to military supplier

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Mali’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to pay more than $48 million to a local military equipment firm, in a legal battle dating back to 2014 triggered by corruption allegations. The World Bank and IMF froze aid to Mali that year over state dealings …

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Trump feels vindicated after Republican memo’s release

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump claimed vindication Saturday in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election, following the release of a controversial memo implying partisanship at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The declassified Republican document released Friday claimed that Democrat-funded research prompted …

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Auditor General lists weak government departments

Auditor General lists weak government departments | Political will to do things is zero, says civil society  NAADS (corruption), Ministry of Finance (domestic arrears, funding shortages) Public universities (unapproved salaries) Local governments (low absorption), URA (tax exemption follow-up, low targets, missed royalties gold) Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development …

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Chad president reshuffles ministers

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno on Friday evening reshuffled the government, including the replacement of its public security minister, officials said. In office since a reshuffle on December 25, public security minister Amadai Abdelkerim is to be replaced by Ahmat Mahamat Bachir, it was announced …

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DR Congo minister urges punishment after police violence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s minister for human rights on Tuesday called for the prosecution of police who opened fire on anti-government protestors at the weekend, in a crackdown condemned by the EU and UN. Six people were killed, scores injured and dozens arrested, according to the …

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