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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 […]

The impact of corruption and lost $15 billion on Zimbabwe’s economy

The impact of corruption and lost $15 billion on Zimbabwe’s economy

Mugabe touring Marange diamond mine with the Chinese who are said to be having access to the resource in exchange for arms of war. Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) reported in October 2016 that Zimbabwe is losing at least $1 billion annually to corruption, with police and local government officials being among the worst offenders. Despite the […]

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers were destroyed and three members of terrorist supporting groups arrested on Friday by Army detachments and National Gendarmerie units, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement. In counterterrorism operations, “detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed five terrorist bunkers on 17 March 2017 in Ain Defla, Tizi Ouzou (1st […]

Zimbabwean News Editor Mazara Sues Businessman Chivayo for U.S.$500 000

Zimbabwean News Editor Mazara Sues Businessman Chivayo for U.S.$500 000

Sunday Mail Features and Opinions Editor Garikai Mazara has filed a $500 000 lawsuit against businessman Wicknell Chivayo over alleged defamatory WhatsApp massages. In a claim filed in the High Court yesterday, Mazara is demanding $500 000 damages for injuria and interests. The respondent has 10 days to respond to the summons. Chivayo allegedly hurled […]

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Concerns over the mal-administration of the Angolan oil giant, Sonangol, continue to multiply, as the country’s prime source of foreign income haemorrhages millions of dollars on foreign (mainly Portuguese) ‘consultants’ close to the President’s daughter while defaulting on essential payments. Isabel dos Santos, appointed by her father to run Sonangol last June, maintains the PR […]

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

Prosecutors in Paris have called for the case to be dropped against French soldiers facing allegations they raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission. What happens next is up to investigating judges in France, but as no one has been charged a trial appears unlikely. France opened a first probe […]

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

CHINESE nationals in Victoria Falls are taking advantage of poverty stricken underage girls whom they are offering $2 for sex, an investigation by a local child rights lobby organization has found. The investigation by the Zimbabwe Council for the Welfare of Children, (ZNCWC) sought to establish the number of young girls aged 18 years and […]

Nigerian Doctor Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

Nigerian Doctor Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

A man identified as Orji has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon, PREMIUM TIMES has gathered. The man, who was reportedly driven to the spot by a driver, jumped into the Lagoon via the Third Mainland bridge. Mr. Orji, identified as a medical doctor, reportedly ordered his driver to pull over, dropped off from his Nissan […]

Lamborghini Leads To Arrest of South Africa OR Tambo Airport Heist Suspects

Lamborghini Leads To Arrest of South Africa OR Tambo Airport Heist Suspects

Five suspects allegedly linked to the R200m OR Tambo Airport heist were arrested over the weekend. A highly placed source told News24 that the men were arrested in a joint operation with the Hawks, the provincial tracking team and crime intelligence over Friday and Saturday. One of the suspects arrested at luxurious Centurion estate, was […]

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 […]

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