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Stealing With Presidential Decrees

Stealing With Presidential Decrees

When Angola’s President decreed in 2012 that the north-western enclave of Cabinda should have a deep-water port, it was heralded as a private sector deal that wouldn’t cost the Angolan state a single cent. The estimated US $540 million construction costs would be funded by private investors and banks. For once, there was no Angolan […]

Nigerian Govt Pledges to Review Cases of Citizens Punished for Exposing Corruption

Nigerian Govt Pledges to Review Cases of Citizens Punished for Exposing Corruption

Against the uproar that followed the recent sack of a whistle-blower by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the federal government has promised to look into cases of Nigerians who got punished for helping to expose corruption. Ntia Thompson, an assistant director in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, was sacked for exposing an alleged $229,000 fraud among […]

Namibia’s Ex-Magistrate in Dock On Corruption Charges

Namibia’s Ex-Magistrate in Dock On Corruption Charges

A FORMER magistrate who resigned as a judicial officer after being suspended from her position early last year will have to stand trial on two criminal charges, the prosecutor general has decided. Having been arrested at Rundu on 2 March, ex-magistrate Hileni Kavara (33) made her first appearance in the dock in the Windhoek Regional […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe sinking like Zisco, warns former executive

National Railways of Zimbabwe sinking like Zisco, warns former executive

A former executive at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has warned government to keep its hands off the company lest it collapses like the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Zisco). Zisco has not been operating for years and plans to resuscitate the firm have all but collapsed. In an interview with Standardbusiness, the former […]

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

How Zimbabwe National Roads Administration bosses were let off the hook

The first part of this investigative piece done by The Standard in partnership with the Information for Development Trust (IDT) published last Sunday revisited the alleged Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) corruption scandal in which the state institution acquired 40 graders at a cost of more than $8 million without going to tender, providing yet […]

Former Zim VP Joice Mujuru confirms Morgan Tsvangirai won 2008 poll by 74%

Former Zim VP Joice Mujuru confirms Morgan Tsvangirai won 2008 poll by 74%

FORMER Vice President, Joice Mujuru, who is now the leader of the opposition Zimbabwe First (ZimPF) party has revealed that Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai was the run-away winner in the harmonised March 2008 elections. Mujuru revealed this when her party held a post mortem meeting to review its performance in the […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe is dead says transport minister Joram Gumbo

National Railways of Zimbabwe is dead says transport minister Joram Gumbo

TRANSPORT minister Joram Gumbo (pictured) told Senate that the situation at the comatose National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) had worsened, making it difficult to attract investors and resuscitate it. Gumbo said NRZ operations have been on a downward spiral for years now. “Just yesterday (Wednesday) we presented a paper to Cabinet to look at options […]

‘Mugabes, A First Family From Hell’

‘Mugabes, A First Family From Hell’

THE opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned President Robert Mugabe for allegedly hiring a private plane at a cost of US$1 million at a time the country is facing serious financial constraints. With his usual Air Zimbabwe plane unavailable, Mugabe hired a private jet to travel to Singapore for what officials described as scheduled […]

Inquiry On Bingu’s Wealth Yields No Evidence of ‘Cashgate’

Inquiry On Bingu’s Wealth Yields No Evidence of ‘Cashgate’

Inquiries and financial analysis into the wealth of former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika, which for years has been a subject of intense public debate, has yielded nothing both Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) will submit to Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. The Committe has summoned the two law enforcing […]

Zimbabwe traffic police warned about illegal impounding of vehicles due to spot fines

Zimbabwe traffic police warned about illegal impounding of vehicles due to spot fines

IT is illegal for police to impound vehicles at roadblocks to force motorists to pay spot fines as it is outside the scope of their work, Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has said. Chombo said if caught, the traffic police officers will be dealt with. Responding to questions during a Press conference in Harare yesterday, […]

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