Malawi: Court Quashes Warrant Which Led to Arrest of Mpinganjira

[Nyasa Times] A Magistrate Court in Zomba on Wednesday late night quashed an arrest warrant obtained by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from Lilongwe Magistrate Court against prominent businessman Thomson Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

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Nigeria: UK Govt Frustrating Corruption Trial of Former Minister – Economic Crimes Commission Head

[Premium Times] The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday, alleged that some foreign countries were sabotaging the efforts of the commission in its fight against corruption in Nigeria.

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Lesotho: Mahao Challenges Withdrawal of Thabane’s Court Application

[Lesotho Times] High Court Judge Tseliso Monapathi will on Wednesday rule in a case in which Professor Nqosa Mahao and his “expelled” ABC colleagues want the court to throw out Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s withdrawal of his 5 July 2019 application seeking an order barring them from holding a special conference as well as presenting themselves as members of the party’s national executive committee (NEC). The case is among many in a pile of court cases meant to determine who takes charge of the faction riven party

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Nigeria: Probe Campaign Spending By Saraki, Others, Serap Asks INEC

[Vanguard] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

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Nigeria: Weak Ethical Framework Fuels Corruption in Nigeria, Says Report

[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria’s efforts at fighting corrupt practices within its body polity has had limited success due to the absence of strong ethical frameworks at all levels to tame the ugly practice, a study conducted by the Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-corruption Reforms (TUGAR) which was presented yesterday in Abuja has disclosed.

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