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Nigeria: Britain returns US$5.8 million embezzled

Britain is to return £4.2 million ($5.84 million) to Nigeria, recovered from former Delta State governor James Ibori, who was sentenced to prison in London for fraud. An agreement to this effect was signed on 9 March 2021. This is the first time Britain has returned money from embezzlement since...
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Tunisia: Ben Ali’s brother-in-law sentenced for corruption

Tunisian court sentenced Belhassen Trabelsi, brother-in-law of former president Zine Ben Ali, to ten years in prison for corruption, the TAP news agency reported on Tuesday. Sami Fehri, the owner of the television channel El Hiwar, was sentenced to eight years in prison in the same case. The two men...
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Nigeria: President Appoints New Anti-Corruption Director

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new head of the anti-corruption agency after the dismissal of his predecessor who was targeted by accusations of embezzlement. President Buhari had made the fight against corruption, the nation's "cancer", one of his main governance goals in his first election in 2015 at...
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Niger: corruption scandals in military markets

Moussa Aksar, ICIJ member (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and editor of L'Evenement, uncovered the details of a military procurement scandal that ravaged Niger by matching information from a government audit with bank statements in FinCEN files. The investigation showed how US $ 120 million was diverted from one of...
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Guinea: Steinmetz, mining magnate convicted of corruption

With its verdict, the Geneva Criminal Court, which found guilty of bribing foreign public officials and falsifying documents Beny Steinmetz, a Franco-Israeli businessman, sends a strong signal to the entire raw materials. At the end of the trial, the court declared that "Steinmetz's collaboration played a decisive role in the...
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Rwanda Corruption prosecutions series

At least 4,155 people have been prosecuted in connection with acts of corruption in Rwanda since 2018, according to a statement by Secretary General of the Rwandan Investigations Office (RIB), Jeannot Ruhunga. The RIB secretary general revealed the figures on Wednesday in Kigali during a roundtable discussion held in celebration...
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Kenya USD 231 million in stolen assets recovered in one year

The trailblazing Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) of Kenya, recovered assets worth KES 25.3 billion (nearly USD 231 million) in the financial year ending June 2020. This impressive haul of cash, land, property recovered from corrupt officials is 5.6 times more than the previous year. The agency also reported receiving...
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BCAS A tracking system to fight against money laundering

The Bank of Central African States wants to acquire a digital solution to screen, profile, and track cash flows in the CEMAC (Cameroon, CAR, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Tchad). A call for projects and a selection is processing. The aim is to fight money laundering, corruption, smuggling, tax evasion, which cost almost...
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