First part of South African anti-graft investigation released
08 January 2022 | 10:59 am
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is waiting for the full release of the Zondo report before responding to its findings on state corruption. The first instalment of the investigation accuses former president Jacob Zuma of having encouraged graft by his closest allies during his time in power. Meanwhile in Tunisia, several critics of President Kais Saied are on hunger strike, denouncing unlawful arrests. Finally, preparations are in full swing in Cameroon's city of Bafoussam ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.
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The Qatargate corruption scandal in Europe is getting a lot of coverage in the papers, after a former MEP struck a deal with Belgian prosecutors to reveal crucial details. Also, German paper Die Welt publishes an investigation into how Bulgarian authorities provided secret aid to Ukraine, despite the country's pro-Russian ties.
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An investigation began into the deadly crash in the Indian state of Odisha, which took nearly 300 lives and left thousands injured. The accident is believed to have been caused by signal system failure.
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Nigeria's domestic security services questioned the head of the economic and financial crimes unit head, Abdulrasheed Bawa, following his suspension.
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