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UK suspends funding for Zambia over corruption fears

UK suspends funding for Zambia over corruption fears

The UK has frozen aid funding to Zambia, after its government admitted that $4.3m (£3.3m) meant for poor families had gone missing. The move follows allegations of corruption within President Edgar Lungu’s administration. The UK takes a “zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption”, the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) said in a statement. Ireland, […]

Former Zimbabwe Minister David Parirenyatwa Facing Corruption Charges Granted $500 Bail

Former Zimbabwe Minister David Parirenyatwa Facing Corruption Charges Granted $500 Bail

Former Zimbabwe Health Minister David Parirenyatwa (68), who was arrested on Friday and appeared in court facing charges of abusing his state powers, has been released on $500 bail and ordered to surrender his passport. Parirenyatwa allegedly abused his office by directing the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) to employ two managing directors, prejudging the state […]

Zimbabwe Banks, companies under probe

Zimbabwe Banks, companies under probe

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is setting up a special investigating team to focus attention on companies and banks involved in shady deals in violation of the country’s laws. The team will also target retailers and food outlets who do not bank cash. Most of them are reportedly channelling the cash into the parallel market. Addressing […]

Mwilu’s lawyer Nelson Havi accuses Kenya’s Chief Justice Maraga of betraying his deputy

Mwilu’s lawyer Nelson Havi accuses Kenya’s Chief Justice Maraga of betraying his deputy

Chief Justice David Maraga has been accused of betraying DCJ Philomena Mwilu when he agreed to her arrest for corruption claims. Deputy Chief justice Mwilu`s lawyer Nelson Havi said that is double standards. He cited an investigation in the CJ’s office in 2017 in which Supreme Court Registrar Esther Nyaiyaki was shielded. Nyaiyaki was on […]

Full Text: July 30 Elections Failed To Pass Free, Fair And Credibility Test And Zec Must Be Disbanded – Anti-Corruption Trust

Full Text: July 30 Elections Failed To Pass Free, Fair And Credibility Test And Zec Must Be Disbanded – Anti-Corruption Trust

The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) has noted with grave concern that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), responsible for running the elections and counting votes, proved open to manipulation and subsequently the presidential results announced in favour of President Emmerson Mnangagwa are viewed as fraudulent. Equally disconcerting are current efforts by ZANU PF backed […]

I Feel Good, Says Buhari, Vows to Work Harder to Jail Looters

I Feel Good, Says Buhari, Vows to Work Harder to Jail Looters

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday threatened to work harder to ensure that all who looted the nation’s treasury are jailed. Buhari issued the threat while answering questions from journalists after disembarking from the presidential jet at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. “I will work hard the more to ensure that all those who stole the […]

Ministers Admit Corruption As SA Claims Stolen Cars Driven Openly in Maputo

Ministers Admit Corruption As SA Claims Stolen Cars Driven Openly in Maputo

South African Police Minister Bheki Cele visited Mozambique recently and witnessed numerous stolen luxury vehicles with Gauteng registration numbers being driven around Maputo. “They do not even change the number plates there … A lot of the stolen Gauteng cars are being driven freely in the streets of Maputo with no problem.” (Lusa 3 Aug) […]

Wicknell Chivayo released on $2k bail

Wicknell Chivayo released on $2k bail

BUSINESSMAN Wicknell Chivayo was yesterday granted $2 000 bail by the High Court after it was determined that he was not a flight risk contrary to the suggestion by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Chivayo was arrested last week over alleged fraud and money laundering charges. Through his lawyer Advocate Lewis Uriri, who was instructed […]

Zimbabwe’s 38 years of unmitigated Corruption an Albatross

Zimbabwe’s 38 years of unmitigated Corruption an Albatross

AFTER a protracted liberation struggle that was brought to an end at Lancaster House in 1979, many Zimbabweans held high hopes of an independent and prosperous Zimbabwe. Many young men and women had sacrificed their lives for Independence, with the firm belief that the fruits of Independence would go to all Zimbabweans alike. By Elijah […]

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Fourteen top officials of the Kenya Power will be charged Monday morning over corruption, in a scandal involving the purchase of faulty transformers worth Sh4.5 billion. Those expected in court include current Managing Director Ken Tarus and his predecessor Ben Chumo, and twelve other top officials arrested over the weekend. “They will be in court, […]

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