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Togo denies involvement in Bollore scandal.

Togolese has denied involvement with the accusations of corruption levelled against french transportation company Groupe Bollore. FOLLOW US  ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK French authorities are looking into allegations that a unit of his company Groupe Bollore undercharged for work on behalf of presidential candidates in Guinea and Togo in return for port …

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French industrialist Vincent Ballore detained over corruption allegations in Africa.

French industrialist Vincent Bolloré was taken into custody on Tuesday morning at the premises of the judicial police in Nanterre, France. According to French media company, Le Monde, the billionaire businessman is being investigated for influence peddling and corruption in Africa, specifically the conditions under which he obtained two of …

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Malawi’s ex president Joyce Banda to return after 4-year exile.

Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home on Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, a spokesman for her political party said on Monday. Cashgate, a corruption scandal in which senior government officials siphoned millions of dollars from state coffers, was uncovered …

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Gambia ruling party victorious in first local elections of the new era

Gambia’s ruling party won more than half the constituencies in the first local elections since longtime former ruler Yahya Jammeh left the west African country more than a year ago, the electoral commission said Friday. Local councils had been dominated by Jammeh’s former party, the APRC, but President Adama Barrow’s …

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Mauritius freezes 58 bank accounts linked to Angola’s sovereign wealth fund.

Mauritius has frozen bank accounts and suspended business licenses linked to Quantum Global Investment Management, a firm through which Angola’s sovereign wealth fund invests much of its cash, according to a court document and a regulatory source. Quantum Global, which said it was cooperating with authorities, is run by Jean-Claude …

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in court Friday to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal, a scandal from the 1990s that has come back to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power. The 75-year-old, whose scandal-plagued nine years in office were marked …

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