Namibian state fishing firm suspends CEO in corruption scandal

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia’s state-owned fishing firm Fishcor has suspended its chief executive following media reports that he and other government officials conspired with Iceland’s biggest fishing company to receive kickbacks in exchange for fishing rights. Fishcor Acting Chairperson Bennet … Continue reading Namibian state fishing firm suspends CEO in corruption scandal

South Africa court rejects Zuma appeal to prevent corruption trial

Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears in court where he faces charges that include fraud, racketeering and money laundering in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, October 15, 2019. Michele Spatari /REUTERS/File Photo JOHNANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African court on Friday … Continue reading South Africa court rejects Zuma appeal to prevent corruption trial

Namibia’s former fisheries minister, ex-Investec manager arrested on corruption charges

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibian police on Saturday arrested the former Minister of Fisheries Bernhardt Esau and a former senior manager of investment firm Investec on charges of corruption. Police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said Esau and former client manager of Investec … Continue reading Namibia’s former fisheries minister, ex-Investec manager arrested on corruption charges

South Africa’s DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the country’s main opposition party was thrown into chaos by the sudden resignation of Mmusi Maimane. Supporters of South African opposition … Continue reading South Africa’s DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader

UK lawmaker to cast blame on global banks in S.Africa Zuma corruption

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – British lawmaker Peter Hain will tell an inquiry on Monday that corruption under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, corporations and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped … Continue reading UK lawmaker to cast blame on global banks in S.Africa Zuma corruption

Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

ADDIS ABABA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The last remains of 157 people killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March were interred at the crash site this week, farmers and families told Reuters, but some relatives were upset they had been unable … Continue reading Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court – justice minister

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Gambia has filed a case at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said on Monday. A Rohingya Muslim woman cries as she … Continue reading Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court – justice minister