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Mogadishu Court Exonerates Two Senior Ministry of Labor Officials in High-Profile Corruption Trial

Mogadishu (AX) - On Tuesday, the Banadir region's Appeals Court cleared two ex-directors from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of corruption allegations. Presiding Judge Sayid Ali Mohamed declared that Abdullahi Mohamed Ali and Mohamed Adde Mukhtar were found innocent. Thus, he directed the involved authorities to release them and reinstate their liberty.On the flip side, the court handed Abdiwahid Muhsin Ibrahim, a Ministry of Labor staffer, a three-year sentence. Cash meant for the government landed in his personal…

Former Immigration Director and Finance Ministry Official Cleared of Corruption Charges by Banadir Regional Court.

In Mogadishu, the Banadir regional court has acquitted Mohamed Adan Jimale Koofi, the former director of Somalia's immigration and citizenship agency, and Muhidin Hassan Jurus 'Saabey', the head of taxation at the Ministry of Finance. They were accused of corruption but the court cleared all charges and their rights are now restored. The court's chairman made it clear that the corruption charges against these two officials have been completely dismissed. The legal battle that lasted for nine months included accusations of…

Exoneration of Previous Immigration Chiefs from Corruption Allegations

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Breaking news from the Benadir regional court reveals that Mohamed Adan Koofi, Abdikadir Ali Elmi, and Muhiyidin Sabey, former high-ranking authorities, have been cleared of all corruption allegations. This ruling follows a detailed examination of the evidence provided during the trial. Koofi and Elmi, previously holding positions as Immigration and Citizenship Directors, along with Sabey, the former Land Taxes Director, have been vindicated of any misconduct. The court's decision has elicited a diverse…

Hamza Abdi Barre, Prime Minister of Somalia, Celebrates Legislative Victories and Refutes Corruption Accusations

In a recent address to the Somali community in Kenya, Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre of Somalia highlighted the current Federal Parliament's crucial role in achieving significant national milestones, contrasting it sharply with its predecessor. Barre emphasized that without the current Somali Parliament, the government would not have been able to secure relief from the arms embargo, achieve debt forgiveness, or join the East African Community, accomplishments that were unattainable under the previous administration.…

Somali Authorities Launch In-Depth Investigation into Corruption Within U.S.-Supported Elite Danab Forces

After revealing some disturbing news, Somalia's Defense Ministry declared it would dig into why grub meant for troops went astray, signaling a wave of military clean-up efforts. "In the midst of this scrutiny, our own Somali National Armed Forces coughed up intel about Danab chow getting side-tracked within one of our squads. The FGS is dead serious about sorting this mess and has kicked off inquiries lickety-split, leading to some officers getting benched and locked up to keep things square and above board." Whispers in…

Pascaline Bongo Case: “Hopes for a Trial by the End of 2025”

Did Pascaline Bongo sell her influence when her brother, Ali Bongo, was Gabon's president? The Paris criminal court said no on Monday, but the National Financial Prosecutor's Office appealed. A second trial awaits. The Bongo family is also under French legal scrutiny in the "ill-gotten assets" case. This time, Ali Bongo himself might face charges. Sara Brimbeuf leads the fight against shady financial transactions at Transparency International.

monetary scandal inside the Caisse Nationale de

In Madagascar, a number of leaders of the National Social Insurance Fund (CNAPS) are suspected of embezzlement. In a press launch printed on its web site, the Independent Anti-Corruption Office (Bianco) signifies that it has found a case of grand corruption…

seven people arrested for the murder of a jug

South African police are investigating the murder of Babita Deokaran, a government official from the Gauteng region, which includes Johannesburg. She had exposed the corruption surrounding fraudulent public contracts in connection with Covid-19, in favor of "Covidpreneurs", these entrepreneurs who have illegally enriched themselves due to the pandemic. Seven people were arrested on Friday, August 27,…

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