Alleged Corruption: Buhari rejects Senate’s claim on SGF
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Former Italian MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri agreed to cooperate with Belgian prosecutors, in exchange for a more lenient sentence. He reportedly received money from Morocco to promote its interests in the EU parliament.
Ukraine's deputy defense minister, responsible for supplies to troops, has resigned citing "media accusations" of corruption. Other government figures have also quit or been fired.
Tunisia is holding a second round of parliamentary elections this weekend. Voter turnout in the first round hit a record low, a reflection of a broader apathy. And yet, the election of President Kais Saied in 2019 had raised many hopes, notably in the fight against corruption. At the Rades port near Tunis, officials are trying to modernise the facilities and restore the image of the capital's port, which for years has been considered a hotbed for graft.
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A Ugandan court charged a minister from northeastern Karamoja region with several corruption offences last week.
Anti-corruption authorities in Ukraine say they have detained the head of the country's top court as part of an investigation. However, they say they are yet to formally designate him as a suspect.
A former government minister is investigated for corruption in Ghana. The inquiry comes after Cecilia Abena Dapaah reported her housekeeper for stealing a large sum of money, but prosecutors want to know where the money came from. Also in this edition: at least 30 people have been killed by a building collapse in Cameroon.
The former prime minister of Pakistan has been found guilty in a case involving state gifts and has been handed a three-year jail term. Khan has maintained he is innocent of the charges brought against him.
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