‘Billion Doors’ moves to end tribalism, corruption in Nigeria
13 September 2018 | 3:11 pm
A non-governmental organisation codenamed: A Billion Doors Initiative has launched a formal campaign to end tribalism, corruption and negative orientations which it said has been a bane to Nigeria’s growth as a nation.
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The West African nation's fight against corruption started bearing fruit when political will supported by international partners began mixing with digital technology. Can Sierra Leone be a model for the rest of Africa?
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Khawaja Asif, former foreign minister and a prominent opposition figure, has been arrested by anti-corruption authorities in a disproportionate assets case. The opposition has criticized the arrest.
4 Jan 2021
Afeez Oyetoro, Femi Adebayo, others tackle chance, corruption in new movie
7 Jan 2021
The Secretary General of South Africa's ruling ANC party, Ace Magashule, has been charged with multiple counts of fraud, money laundering and corruption. He is accused of embezzling tens of millions of euros during his time as the premier of Free State province. This is one of the biggest corruption scandals ever to involve the party of Nelson Mandela. Our South Africa correspondents visited Free State, one of the poorest provinces in the country, to better understand the allegations against Magashule.
19 Jan 2021
The prison sentence could severely complicate his succession at the consumer electronics giant. Lee Jae-yong's conviction originally dates back to 2017 and pertains to a bribe to an associate of the former president.
25 Jan 2021
Jacob Zuma has once again refused to appear before a judicial panel that was set up in 2018 to investigate corruption allegations during his mandate. Our correspondent reports from Cape Town. Also, Nigerians are rushing to register for a National Identification Number after the government asked telecoms operators to block the SIM cards of anyone who fails to do so by February 9. We take a closer look. And in DR Congo, women are hoping to make Nzango, a female-only game, an Olympic sport. We bring you a report from our correspondents.
31 Jan 2021
Transparency International's corruption rankings paint a grim picture of how corruption undermined the COVID-19 response last year and eroded democratic institutions.
8 Feb 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial, six weeks before voters again head to the polls to pass judgment on his leadership.
7 Mar 2021
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will appeal his conviction for corruption and influence peddling, which saw him handed a three-year prison sentence on Monday, his lawyer said. Sarkozy's lawyer Jacqueline Laffont called the verdict "extremely severe" and "totally unfounded and unjustified", adding that the former president was "calm but determined to continue to prove his innocence".
9 Mar 2021
We will fight corruption, not people - EFCC Chairman
18 Mar 2021
Energy giants Eni and Shell were accused of corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria. The $1.3 billion sale was the biggest corruption scandal to hit the industry.
29 Apr 2021
In tonight's edition: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa admits that the country's ruling party could have done more to halt state graft under his predecessor Jacob Zuma as he testifies before an anti-corruption inquiry. In Somalia, the president tries to diffuse tensions over a proposed two-year extension of his mandate by inviting parliament to debate the move over the weekend. And hospitals in Madagascar are overwhelmed with an intensified wave of coronavirus cases in the country.
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Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.
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Ahead of the annual NATO Summit in Madrid this week, the alliance's chief announced plans to increase the number of its high-readiness forces and bolster its eastern flank.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.