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Egypt: Supply minister quits over wheat corruption scandal

Khaled Hanafi. Photo©Amr Abdallah Dalsh/ReutersEgypt's Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned amid the highest-profile corruption case since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014.

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Mining: Australian police probe Sundance over Congo corruption allegations

File photo©Karel Navarro/AP/SIPASundance Resources said on Thursday Australian police are investigating allegations that the company may have bribed politicians in Congo Republic to win permits to pursue a major iron ore project.

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Zuma sweats as South Africa votes

Photo©Denis Farrell/AP/SIPATens of millions of South Africans braved the winter chill to post their ballots in the country's local elections, widely seen as a litmus test for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its corruption-tarnished leader Jacob Zuma.

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Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II: We have no need for Saudi Arabia and Iran to explain Islam to us

Photo©©Afolabi Sotunde/ReutersAs central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was feted for his attacks on corruption. Now emir of Kano, he has lost none of his zeal for change.

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South Africa parliament vets public protector nominees

SA's outgoing public prosecutor, Thuli Madonsela. Photo©Stuart Graham/AP/SIPAA South African parliamentary committee has whittled down the number of candidates to replace the country's popular public protector Thuli Madonsela to 14 from a staggering 62 aspirants.

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South Africa begins search for new public protector

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, addresses journalists in Johannesburg, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Photo©Stuart Graham/AP/SIPASouth African civil society groups have submitted a list of candidates for the post of public protector to replace Thuli Madonsela who will step down in October.

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Benin: An insider's outsider

President of Benin, Patrice Talon. Photo©All Rights ReservedA crushing 65.4% of votes cast in favour of businessman Patrice Talon – who campaigned on a platform attacking the corruption and inertia of the government of President Thomas Boni Yayi – won him the most powerful job in Benin.

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Goldman exec tells Libya fund trial that offering prostitutes 'unacceptable'

Photo©Brendan McDermid/ReutersA Goldman Sachs executive's alleged arranging of prostitutes for himself and the brother of a decision-maker at Libya's sovereign wealth fund was completely unacceptable behaviour for an employee of the bank, the first witness called by Goldman told a court on Thursday.

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Former Nigerian ministers charged with laundering 4.9 bn naira

Nenadi Usman. Photo©Tim Chong/ReutersTwo former Nigerian ministers have been charged with theft of over 4.9 billion naira ($17.4 million) of government funds and money laundering, the financial crimes agency said on Tuesday.

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South African president Zuma's appeal denied

President Jacob Zuma. Photo©Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth African President Jacob Zuma's efforts to avoid trial on corruption charges have once again failed after a court dismissed an appeal to have the charges withdrawn.

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Ghana president under fire over $100,000 car gift

President John Mahama. ©Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAGhana President John Dramani Mahama has come under fire from anti-corruption campaigners and legal experts after he accepted a car gift worth $100 000 from a Burkinabe contractor.

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Mugabe spokesperson frets over corruption probe

George Charamba, Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, has accused the Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission of trying to foment discontent. Photo© STR/AP/SIPAZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has reacted angrily to reports that several government officials are being targeted in a high profile investigation on corrupt activities linked to flawed tenders and abuse of funds.

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Museveni on corruption: all talk and no trousers, say Ugandans

Presudent Yoweri Museveni. Photo©KHALIL SENOSI/AP/SIPAAs another state of the nation address and another promise to root out corruption blared through radio and television sets, Ugandans seemed unmoved, as they listened to President Yoweri Museveni's 2016 annual speech.

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South Africa: Tough search for public prosecutor, Thuli Madonsela's successor begins

Thuli Madonsela. Photo/AP/SIPALove or hate her, South Africa's corruption watchdog, Thuli Madonsela has made her mark on the country's politics.

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Liberia grand jury indicts Sable Mining, officials for bribery

Photo©ReutersA grand jury in Liberia on Wednesday indicted government officials, including the speaker of parliament and the head of the ruling party, along with London AIM-listed Sable Mining on charges including bribery.

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South Africa's prosecutor say Zuma's case must be challenged

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Photo©Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it will appeal a High Court decision settings aside the withdrawal of a number of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

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Ghana: Road budget bloated by over 200 per cent

A former minister has been accused of demanding a BMW 7 series vehicle to allow him to inspect a 5.7 kilometre road that was under construction, as costs of the project ballooned from 40.4 million cedi to 88 million cedi, the latest case of abuse of office in the West African country.

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Corruption: Britain's Serious Fraud Office widens Rolls-Royce probe to Nigeria

Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has widened its investigation into Rolls-Royce to examine allegations of suspected bribery in Nigeria, the Financial Times (FT) reported on Thursday.

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Nigerian unions demand 300% wage increase

Nigeria's labour unions are demanding a staggering 300 percent wage increase for their members citing the depreciating value of the naira against major currencies.

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Thabo Mbeki charges against illicit financial flows

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki. Photo©Thibault Camus/AP/SIPASeven years since leaving office, Mbeki doesn't hide his impatience with Africa's failure to fulfill its great potential. And on matters pertaining to Africa's socioeconomic and political development, former South African president Thabo Mbeki's voice, tempered by age and experience, continues to be heard as he fights against illicit financial flows.

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