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Deadly Protests Continues In Haiti

AFRICANGLOBE - Opposition demonstrators in Haiti have burnt tyres and thrown stones, urging President Jovenel Moise to step down. At least four people have been killed and dozens injured in four days of protests in the capital Port-au-Prince and other cities.

Haitian PM Tries Job Handouts To Calm Deadly Protests

AFRICANGLOBE - Protests in Haiti continue their deadly toll even as embattled Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant tries to restore calm after more than a week of unrest. In a speech posted on Facebook on Saturday, Ceant announced that from today, Monday, a public works programme to clean canals, build roads and pick up trash would begin in a bid to provide quick access to jobs for the poor in the capital of Port-Au-Prince.

How Black Countries Developed White Countries

AFRICANGLOBE - Aid is effectively flowing in reverse. Rich countries aren’t developing poor countries; poor countries are developing rich ones. In 2012, the last year of recorded data, developing countries received a total of $1.3tn, including all aid, investment, and income from abroad. But that same year some $3.3tn flowed out of them. In other words, developing countries sent $2tn more to the rest of the world than they received. If we look at all years since 1980, these net outflows add up to an eye-popping total of $16.3tn – that’s how much money has been drained out of the global south over the past few decades.

Nigeria Wins Back Africa’s Biggest Oil Field

AFRICANGLOBE - Nineteen years after it was first awarded to a controversial firm, OPL 245 has reverted back to the federal government. The block, considered the richest in Africa, is estimated to contain over 9 billion barrels of crude and even larger volume of gas reserves.

Should A Country Like France Be Indicting African Leaders?

AFRICANGLOBE - Teodorin Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, is on trial in France for plundering the nation’s treasury to fund his aristocrat lifestyle. Obiang, who is also the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of corruption, money laundering and embezzlement.

Son Of Equatorial Guinea’s Dictator Goes On Trial In France

AFRICANGLOBE - The playboy son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader, notorious for his extravagant taste in cars, homes and Michael Jackson memorabilia, goes on trial Monday in Paris charged with plundering his country’s coffers to fund his jetset lifestyle in France. Teodorin Obiang, his country’s vice-president, is charged with using state money to pay for a mansion on one of the swankiest avenues in Paris, along with a 76-metre yacht, a collection of designer suits and other indulgences.

Israeli Diamond Billionaire Arrested On Suspicion Of Bribing African Officials

AFRICANGLOBE - Benny Steinmetz, an Israeli diamond magnate and one of the world’s richest men, was arrested Monday on suspicion of money laundering and bribing Guinea officials to obtain half the rights to a valuable mining deposit in the country.

Former Nigerian Minister Arrested In Multi Billion Dollar Corruption Case

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency on Friday arrested another former government minister in connection with a $2.1 billion corruption case. Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode was arrested at around 1.55 p.m. local time outside a court building in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Corruption So Rampant, Orange Co Judge Forced To Remove All 250...

AFRICANGLOBE - Shocking information exposing corruption the justice system in Orange County has been revealed, causing a judge to remove the OC District Attorney’s Office and all 250 prosecutors from one of the most notable cases in modern history.

Africa: The Next Big Thing

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa still evokes in the minds of many some mix of corruption, disease, war, and poverty -- the Four Horsemen of Africa's Apocalypse. Indeed, the economic crisis has fueled a whole new round of such worries. But the perpetual hand-wringing over the continent's dreadful state misses a broader trend: Africa is rising, and it could emerge from the crisis stronger than most people think.

Jacob Zuma: Leaked KPMG Report Shows S.Africa President Was a ‘Kept...

AFRICANGLOBE - President Jacob Zuma depended on a circle of South African businessmen and politicians to fund a lifestyle that vastly exceeded the means...

How To Rob Africa – A Must See Video

AFRICANGLOBE - The world's wealthy countries often criticise African nations for corruption - especially that perpetrated by those among the continent's government and business leaders who abuse their positions by looting tens of billions of dollars in national assets or the profits from state-owned enterprises that could otherwise be used to relieve the plight of some of the world's poorest peoples.

Corruption – a Global Problem or an African Cancer?

Is African corruption unique, or is it just like corruption in the many other parts of the world? Citizens of African countries tend to...

Who Will Benefit From East Africa’s Oil and Gas?

In the small village of Mikindani on the south-eastern coast of Tanzania, World Bank-funded roads sit alongside shattered coral from dynamite fishing and poor...

Nigeria : The Great $6.8bn Oil Scandal

The revelation of gargantuan levels of corruption in the Nigerian government’s fuel subsidy programme is sparking a groundswell of activity among the opposition and...

Liberia’s Economic Gains Not Reaching the Poor

Despite Liberia's significant gains over the last decade, the benefits of the growth have not reached the country's poorest and most vulnerable citizens, says...