Africa:Mounting Illicit Financial Outflows From South

[IPS] Kuala Lumpur -Although quite selective, targeted, edited and carefully managed, last year’s Panama Papers highlighted some problems associated with illicit financial flows, such as tax evasion and avoidance. The latest Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report shows that illicit financial outflows (IFFs) from developing countries, already at alarming levels, continue to grow rapidly.

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Cameroon:Far North – Reconstruction Amid On-Going Conflict

[ICG] The fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North, the country’s poorest region, has exacerbated the already-delicate economic situation and placed under strain traditional socio-economic roles. The government and international partners should embrace development policies that take into account the local population’s resilience strategies and adaptation to new economic realities.

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Rwanda:KIM-University Graduates Tipped on Job Creation

[New Times] Rwanda needs more innovators, job creators and research-based skills that can make an impact in promoting entrepreneurship that can benefit a bigger community on the labour market, Dr. Papias Musafiri Malimba, the Minister for Education, has said.

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Zimbabwe: VP Mnangagwa Under Fraud Probe

[Zimbabwe Independent] The Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Criminal Investigations Department is investigating Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s role in the mismanagement and looting of Zanu PF’s business empire, leading to its collapse, in what is seen as part of President Robert Mugabe’s succession war.

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Nigeria: News of President Buhari’s Trip to U.S. ‘Fake’

[Premium Times] The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerians to disregard the fake news being circulated via a parody Twitter account and an old NTA news video that President Muhammadu Buhari is travelling or has travelled to the U.S.

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Tanzania: Businessman Manji Hits Another Snag in Bail Application

[Daily News] THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has filed three grounds of objection, seeking dismissal of bail application lodged by prominent businessman, Yusufali Manji, who is charged with seven economic and national security counts, relating to military uniform fabrics worth over 200m/-.

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