Nigeria widens corruption probe

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has accused 300 firms and individuals, including army officers, of embezzling 48 billion naira ($241.45 million) through overpaid defence contracts or fraud, the presi...

S.A’s fight against corruption

South Africa’s Gauteng province is leading the country when it comes to reporting incidences of corruption, this is according to findings by Corruption Watch and David Lewis, the organisation’s execu...

How Elections Were Rigged

Opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye has said that the February 18 general election was the worst in Uganda’s history. But how was the election rigged? Collating anecdotal evidence, SADAB KITATTA ...

Fresh queries over Shs68 billion voting devices

Imagine you are a concert or football match ticket holder. At the gate, your ticket is scanned on a machine reader to confirm its authenticity for you to access the venue. The Biometric Voter Verific...

U.S. concerned about electoral climate in Uganda

The United States said on Friday it was concerned that the electoral environment in Uganda was deteriorating in the run-up to elections next month. “Numerous reports of the police using excessi...

War debt claimants told to account for Shs7b

Gulu. Government has asked the executive members of Acholi War Debt Claimants Association to account for Shs7.1 billion advanced to them between 2006 and 2011 as compensation for property lost during...

MTN fined Shs 2.3bn for sabotaging competition

The Commercial court has ordered telecom giant MTN Uganda to pay a sum of Shs 2.3bn (about $662,000) in damages to EzeeMoney Limited for sabotaging its business. Justice Henry Peter Adonyo on Novembe...

Government oil account has Shs119b

Kampala. Uganda’s account meant to hold oil money, The Petroleum Fund, is currently holding $36m (Shs119b), Bank of Uganda (BoU) 2014/15 Annual Report shows. According to the report, government holds...