(August 12, 2002) The R220 million corruption trial against Mpumalanga’s former finance head, Leon Botha, was delayed on Monday as his defence team was not ready.
(August 12, 2002) A deal between the Federal Government and the Abacha family goes sour and frustrates Muhammed Abacha’s fight for freedom.
(August 12, 2002) The Enron scandal has been hyped out of proportion, says Ernst & Young CE Philip Hourquebie.
(August 10, 2002) We are not surprised at the reported high levels of corruption under Chiluba regime, International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative Mark Ellyne has said.
(August 9, 2002) After 10 years in office and an aborted effort to stay on beyond the constitutional limit, Mr. Chiluba chose Mr. Mwanawasa to be their party’s candidate last year, apparently confident that his chosen successor would safeguard the darkest secrets of a government that, by many accounts, stole with little fear and even less shame.
(August 9, 2002) “The removal of the legal immunity to former president Chiluba is what the rule of law entails,” Vice-President Kavindele said. “Laws rule this country and not men. It is on this ground that the future of this country should be built.”
(August 9, 2002) Although Akanbi fell short of naming the governors being investigated, he pointed out that giving by the provisions of the 1999 Constitution the governors cannot be prosecuted but that allegations against them could be investigated.
(August 9, 2002) President Enrique Bolaños accused his predecessor, Arnoldo Alemán, tonight of having stolen nearly $95 million.
(August 8, 2002) Indonesia’s Justice Ministry said it has recommended the firing of three judges who declared bankrupt the local subsidiary of Canadian insurer Manulife Financial Corp. after the firm alleged that bribery influenced their decision.
(August 7, 2002) The Nigerian deputy senate president, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, has decried corruption amongst government officials in Africa.
(August 6, 2002) Mozambique should step up the reform of the public sector, and improve the management of foreign aid, in order gradually to reduce the level of corruption, advised Juan Marcelino.
(August 6, 2002) Victor I. Barron, a former State Supreme Court justice in Brooklyn charged with receiving a bribe, pleaded guilty yesterday under an agreement that will send him to prison for at least three years.
(August 5, 2002) Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Enron Corp. for years bribed foreign government officials to win contracts for its far-flung operations abroad.
(August 2, 2002) Efforts of Nigerian Government to attract foreign investment into the country would come to naught unless urgent steps are taken to tackle corruption, United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Howard Jeter has said.
(August 1, 2002) The proceedings of the corruption case against 12 individuals including former Defence Minister Seye Abraha, his brothers and a sister, former Prime Minister Tamirat Layne, yet again took a sudden twist when the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission yesterday asked The Federal Supreme Court to allow it to retract its pre-trial charges.