African countries making headway in tackling tax evasion and money laundering, 2020 Tax Transparency report says
African countries made great strides in strengthening commitments and capacity to achieve tax transparency and exchange information on illicit fund flows in 2019, the latest Tax Transparency in Africa report, launched Thursday, revealed. Tax Transparency...
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on June 16, 2020, announced the conclusion of a negotiated settlement agreement with Sieyuan Electric Co. Ltd., a China-based contractor, thus resolving various sanctionable practices committed by the company.
The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port- Harcourt’s Zonal office, on Thursday, arraigned a spurious managing director of a micro finance bank, Belema Abibo and Cosmopolitan micro finance Bank limited, before Justice M. L Abubakar of the...
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has advocated for stiffer penalties against rape in Nigeria. Lawan made the call in his concluding remarks on a motion considered to condemn the increasing cases...
Justice Philomena Ekpe of the Court of Appeal, Calabar division, Cross Rivers State, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 set aside the decision of a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, which acquitted Edward...
France arrests Félicien Kabuga, one of the masterminds behind Rwandan genocide who kept false identity for 26 years
The arrest of Félicien Kabuga, one of the alleged masterminds behind the Rwandan genocide, in France on May 16, 2020, brings victims and survivors one step closer to justice 26 years later, Human Rights Watch said on Monday....
Ugandan opposition member Francis Zaake tortured for distributing food to hard-hit residents during pandemic
A Ugandan opposition member Francis Zaake has been tortured by police for distributing food amid coronavirus restrictions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. President Yoweri Museveni had on March 30 directed the police to...
The United States has condemned "in the strongest possible terms" Monday’s attack on Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s convoy in Khartoum. The U.S. government offered condolences to the loved ones of victims killed...
Nigerian Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a 30-year-old Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, and 79 others for allegedly involving in internet fraud.
Amnesty demands answers from President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe over abduction of journalist and activist Itai Dzamara
Amnesty International on Sunday demanded answers from the administration of President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa five years after Zimbabwean journalist and pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, was abducted in Harare and vanished.
For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection...
Remittances to fall by $100 billion in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, drying up vital source of income for Africa
COVID-19 is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will...
IMF forecasts economic tumult for South Africa with a contraction of 8 percent in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turbulence for South Africa in 2020 with growth shrinking by 8...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turmoil for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic.
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