Tag: corruption

Drug trafficking in Sahel ‘enabled’ by weak rule of law, money laundering, corruption — UNODC report

May 8, 2024

Cocaine, cannabis resin and pharmaceutical opioids are the internationally trafficked drugs most seized in the Sahel, a region used by criminal networks and armed groups ... Read More

The U.S. trade office points to corruption of Kenyan officials

April 9, 2024

The U.S. trade office said Kenyan officials have been systematically asking bribes from U.S. investors, who complained of lack of transparency and excessive complexities and ... Read More

Senegal’s new president Faye vows ‘systemic change’, names firebrand opposition leader Sonko as PM

April 3, 2024

Only hours after being sworn in as Senegal's president on Tuesday (2 April), Bassirou Diomaye Faye named popular opposition figure Ousmane Sonko as the nation’s ... Read More

Senegal: celebration erupts as opposition candidate Faye nears victory in presidential vote

March 25, 2024

Senegal’s leading opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye on Monday (25 March) appeared to be reaching victory in the country’s delayed presidential election, as people have ... Read More

Corruption, sluggish growth widen crack in South Africa’s ANC edifice

March 7, 2024

The ANC which has been ruling south Africa since the end of the Apartheid regime is in tatters. Ahead of general elections in May, senior ... Read More

Comoros: President Assoumani tipped to win fourth term amid controversy

January 12, 2024

The Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Comoros will vote in an election on Sunday (14 January) that is widely expected to deliver a fourth term ... Read More

Xlinks: TotalEnergies Invests £20 Mln in Morocco-UK Power Project

November 29, 2023

The Xlinks Morocco-UK power project is gaining momentum as French oil giant TotalEnergies has injected £20 million in the ambitious green project, joining fellow investors ... Read More

Africa’s lithium mining boom risks fueling corruption and failing citizens — Global Witness

November 20, 2023

The new rush for lithium — sometimes referred to as ‘white gold’ — in Africa risks fueling corruption and harming local communities and the environment, ... Read More

Liberia: violent clashes ahead of 10 Oct general election raise security concerns

October 10, 2023

Liberia’s incumbent President George Weah, who is seeking a second six-year term, faces off against 19 other candidates in Tuesday’s (10 October) election, whose result ... Read More

Gabon: new ruler lobbies for lifting of sanctions, wife of deposed leader charged with ‘money laundering’

October 3, 2023

Gabon’s post-coup ruler has visited The Congo to improve the relations between the two neighbors and lobby for the easing of his country’s international isolation ... Read More