Crimes, frauds, corruption

News : Crimes, frauds, corruption

Zambia: 'Arrest Without Fear'... Lungu Demands Recovery of Stolen Public Funds Without Fail

[Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says nobody is above the law and has directed the law enforcement agencies to ensure that public officers cited in the Auditor General's Reports are punished and any funds reported stolen is recovered without fail. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 27 to Face Court in Nairobi Over Insurance Fund Corruption Charges

[Nation] Some 27 suspects-- including suspended Kenya Pipeline Company Managing Director Joe Sang and National Hospital Insurance Fund CEO Geoffrey Mwangi-- will this morning be arraigned in Nairobi to face corruption-related charges. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Saraki, Dogara Accused of Funds Diversion, Buhari of Not Paying Allowances

[Premium Times] Staff members of the National Assembly during a protest against alleged nonpayment of their allowances, poor remuneration and non-implementation of CONLESS, a new salary structure approved since 2010 for them, at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday (4/12/18). 06283/4/12/2018/Hogan Bassey/ICE/NAN (AllAfrica)

Malawi: ACB to Champion Introduction of Corruption Education From ECD Level

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Malawi's graft fighting body, Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) has disclosed it is considering partnering with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to include corruption education in school syllabus beginning from Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Cartoon by PoV to illustrate African anti-corruption fight

[L'Express] A cartoon by PoV has become the image to illustrate the fight against corruption in Africa. The Media Association of Southern Africa (MASA) decided to use it for its launch on December 9, 2018 - the year designated by the African Union (AU) as the year for "winning the fight against corruption". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Pambuka, Maziwisa Jailed 6 Years for Fraud

[New Zimbabwe] Former ZBC TV presenter, Oscar Pambuka and former Zanu PF legislator, Psychology Maziwisa were Thursday sentenced to 78 months each after they were convicted of swindling the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) through a bogus public relations deal. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Can the Region Sustain Its Promising Anti-Corruption Efforts?

[ISS] The arrest and prosecution of Kenya's second highest judge is the latest in a crackdown on high profile cases in the country's tough anti-corruption campaign. In 2016 Kenya reportedly lost about US$6 billion to corruption, an amount equal to a third of the country's annual state budget. The latest treasury records show high public debt at KES4.8 trillion - or US$48bn. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychelles' Top Court Sentences Former Anti-Corruption Commission Official to 8 Years

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Supreme Court has sentenced the former Complaints and Communications Manager of the Anti-Corruption Commission to eight years imprisonment and a fine of $5000 (SCR75,000). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Maziwisa, Pambuka Found Guilty

[The Herald] Former Highfield legislator Psychology Maziwisa and former ZBC News anchor Oscar Pambuka have both been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 54 months in prison. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Suspended Central Bank Boss Appears in Court

[New Zimbabwe] One of the senior Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) suspended in October over corruption allegations appeared in court Thursday charged with criminal abuse of office. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Corruption Charges Laid Against Acting SARS Boss Mark Kingon

[News24Wire] Corruption charges have been filed against acting SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Mark Kingon by an unknown and obscure organisation named the Anti-Poverty Forum (APF). (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Former Nominated Senator Joy Gwendo Jailed for Two Years Over Fraud

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former nominated Senator Joy Gwendo has been sentenced to two years in prison without an option for fine after failing to honour a debt. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: TGNP - Sexual Corruption Affects Women

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Women at work places are experiencing sexual corruption, a vice which has caused majority of them to abandon their jobs. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Scopa Demands Answers On Steinhoff, VBS and Pic's Other Troubled Investments

[Daily Maverick] The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is rid of two executives and has moved to debar them for having failed to inform it of the looting at VBS Mutual Bank. Not quite what happened at Steinhoff, another PIC investment, although the PIC is part of a class action suit. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: SON Intercepts Contraband Worth U.S.$63 Million in 2018

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has intercepted N22.7 billion worth of contraband between January and December 2018. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Ronica Ragavan - 'A Devotee, Glorified Secretary and Madam Fix-It'

[Daily Maverick] She was top management, juggled paperwork for everything from the acquisition of coal mines, insurance for a jet and a million-dollar Dubai/New York transfer right down to event décor and the Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc orders. Proxy, PA or CEO, Ronica Ragavan is aide extraordinaire, a Gupta lieutenant like no other. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Top U.S. Diplomat Says Kenya Making Substantial Strides in Graft War

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The war on graft in Kenya has caught the attention of the United States, which says the country has made significant strides to slay the menace. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 60% of Looted Funds Still Hidden in Nigeria

[Daily Trust] The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu, has said 60 percent of looted funds is still hidden in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: UNODC Hosts Youth Conference On Anti Corruption

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Gigiri, Nairobi, is hosting hundreds of youth for a three-day conference that seeks to dialogue and generate solutions on anti-corruption. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Two Police Detectives Facing Charges of Corruption

[SAPS] Western Cape: This morning at about 08:00 Detectives from the Anti-Corruption Unit Western Cape arrested two police detectives from the Philippi Police Station on charges of corruption. The arrests follow an investigation into a corruption complaint stemming from the investigation of another criminal case by the two detectives. The two male police detectives, a 44 year old Sergeant and a 35 year old constable will be appearing in the Athlone Magistrate's Court today on charge of corruption. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: PSC Receives 472 Corruption Cases

[] The Public Service Commission (PSC) has received a total of 472 complaints of alleged corruption during the first and second quarters of 2018/2019 through the national anti-corruption hotline. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: A Year Later, Mnangagwa is Far More Reclusive and Reticent

[New Zimbabwe] When Emmerson Mnangagwa took over as Zimbabwe's president, he carried himself with the air a consummate democrat, demystifying the presidency through increased access and vaunted intolerance to corruption. From frequent video messages to random public appearances, President Mnangagwa sold himself as more grounded than his grandiose predecessor. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: DCJ Mwilu Directed to File Formal Objection to Queens Counsel

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The High Court has directed Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu to formally file her objection to the appointment of Queen's Counsel Khawar Qureshi in the graft case she is facing. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Denel Cleans Up State Capture Financial and Governance Mess, Mkhwebane Dodges Inquiry

[Daily Maverick] Denel has posted a R1.75-billion net loss for the 2017/18 financial year, incurred some R500-million irregular expenditure and, at a 10% brokerage fee, is paying four times the European rate for technical assistants - effectively arms dealers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fight Against Corruption Yet to Attain Desired Level - Buhari

[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has said the fight against corruption in Nigeria was yet to attain the desired level being sought by government. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: New Report On Corruption in Sudan Banking System

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG), has release of a new report on corruption and the political influences in Sudan's banking system. The report is the latest publication of the Sudan Transparency Initiative series of reports, that focuses on exposing various aspects of corruption and lack of transparency in Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Khawar Qureshi Makes First Appearance in Mwilu Case

[Nation] A bench of five judges will on Thursday hear an application by two organisations that have sought to join a petition seeking to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Philomena Mwilu. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somali Parliament Passes Out New Bills

[Shabelle] Somali upper house of federal parliament has on Wednesday passed a bill to establish the national anti-corruption agency in the country. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: District Engineer Under Probe Over Missing Funds

[Monitor] Lyantonde -Lyantonde leaders have tasked the district engineer to refund to the district treasury Shs14.6 million which he reportedly received as rental fees but failed to deposit to the authorised accounts. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Graft Case Against DCJ Mwilu Starts Thursday

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The hearing of one of Kenya's most high-profile corruption cases against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu will kick off on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 'Serve the People First, Be Last to Eat'

[Observer] Opposition leader, Alexander B. Cummings (AllAfrica)