United States Department of Justice

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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A most significant news item – significant for developing countries, especially those in corruption-ridden African countries – emerged from Washington, DC, this week. It said the United States had ordered a freeze on $458 million in assets stolen by the former Nigerian dictator, General Sani Abacha, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 16th, 2012
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United States has asked South Sudan to allow the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) assist in probing the recent killing of Isaiah Abraham, a renowned South Sudanese political commentator. South Sudanese political commentator, Isaiah Ding Abraham Chan Awuol, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen in...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jul 25th, 2012
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In a recent feel good news credited to Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, president 99-07, about corruption in Nigeria, couple that with the array of Nigeria legal class made up of legal practitioners and the judiciary, it’s mere toothless bull dogs.   To crown the clowns of Nigeria legal practitioner...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 11th, 2012
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Nigeria will probably pass South Africa as the continent’s powerhouse in the next 20 years. Why? Because that country’s underworld acts as a bellwether for the potential of its overworld. If you want proof, look no further than the unfolding AT&T “IP relay” scandal, in which Nigerians play a defi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jan 21st, 2012
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The son of the leader of Equatorial Guinea asked a court to dismiss attempts by the Obama administration to seize some $71 million worth of his assets, denying charges that they were obtained with allegedly corrupt funds taken from his country. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of longtime Presid...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 17th, 2011
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Malabo – Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa’s longest-serving leader, is a survivor who wrote his legend in blood but now hopes new-found oil wealth can buy him a better image. The demise of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi last month nudged Obiang, only 69, to...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jun 9th, 2011
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The U.S. Justice Department says another man has been charged in the state of Minnesota with providing assistance to Somalia’s al-Shabab militants. Ahmed Mahamud was arrested Thursday in Ohio and is expected to be sent to Minnesota to face the indictment. Prosecutors allege Mahamud conspired to...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 1st, 2011
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A man U.S. authorities accused of being involved in genocide in Rwanda was convicted of visa fraud in federal court in Kansas on Tuesday but jurors split over whether he lied about his role in the mass killings. Lazare Kabaya Kobagaya, 84, was accused of directing members of his Hutu ethnic group to ...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Apr 6th, 2011
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WASHINGTON – The Justice Department says firms involved in a nearly decade-long conspiracy to bribe Nigerian officials have paid $1.5 billion in criminal and civil penalties. The latest settlement came Wednesday when a Japanese-based engineering and construction company, JGC Corp., agreed to pay a $2...
By benim
In News
Mar 11th, 2011
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A legal adviser to US engineering firm Kellogg Brown & Root pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a long-running probe into bribery to obtain contracts for a multibillion-dollar natural gas venture in Nigeria, officials said. Jeffrey Tesler, a British solicitor and former consultant to t...