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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...

African Development Bank debars Sieyuan Electric and Subsidiaries for fraud

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.

Fake bank managing director arrested in Nigeria over 100 million naira scam

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...

Senate president Ahmad Lawan calls for stiffer penalties against rape in Nigeria

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...

Nigerian court orders fresh trial of Blue Dolphin Limited over illegal oil bunkering

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...

U.S. condemns assassination attempt against Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

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...

Nigeria’s EFCC storms haven for internet fraudsters in Lagos, arrests 80

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.

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IMF forecasts economic turbulence for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turmoil for Angola in 2020 amid...

How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

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...

IMF forecasts economic turbulence for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turmoil for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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