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FBI uncovers visa corruption network in The Bahamas, arrest Haitian nationals

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), says it has uncovered a corruption network involving senior Bahamian Immigration officials and Justices of the Peace.

It’s reported that in October 2016, the investigation got underway for fraud against visa in the Bahamas. 

According to the FBI, three Haitians were paid close to US$50,000 to participate as informants in a clandestine covert operation that led to the arrest and indictment of Kevin Desir, Johnlee Paul, Edna St Fleur and a fourth person whose identity is confidential. 

Meanwhile, the police say Edward Israel Saintil, a Bahamian suspected of being the leader of the network was arrested last September in the District of Columbia during a trap set by the FBI.

Saintil, the holder of   a Bahamian…

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Ramaphosa says corruption inquiry shedding light on dark period in South Africa | World news

Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa, has said he will appear before a judicial anti-corruption inquiry to account for his actions as a senior official during what he described as a “very dark period of our recent history”.

Ramaphosa took power in February, three months after winning a close-run internal party election, but has struggled to overcome the legacy of his predecessor, Jacob Zuma.

Zuma has been accused of presiding over an immense system of corruption and patronage that drained billions from the exchequer and damaged the reputation of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) beyond repair. Ramaphosa served as deputy president under Zuma.

Speaking to a small group of reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday Ramaphosa spoke of a “new dawn” for South Africa and for…

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South Africa leaving 'dark days' of corruption, says leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his country has survived a "dark period" when corruption was rampant and …
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African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption. Date of Adoption: July 01, 2003. Date of last signature: May 04, 2018. Date entry …
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Extent of South African corruption begins to come to light

South Africans have grown used to lurid corruption scandals in the headlines, but only now is the exorbitant cost of the looting of public coffers by politicians and their cronies becoming clear.

The “lost decade” under the presidency of Jacob Zuma cost $70 billion in economic growth and resulted in millions of potential jobs not being created, according to a new study.

“The 2010s look set to be the worst growth decade in [South Africa’s post-Second World War] history, so we’re really in the doldrums,” says Harri Kemp, an economist at the Bureau for Economic Study at Stellenbosch University near Cape Town, who produced the report.

From 2009 when Mr Zuma took office until his ousting in February, South African economic growth had…

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Shaka Hislop: Caribbean league dream wrecked by Webb corruption : Cayman News Service

Shaka Hislop

(CNS): Shaka Hislop, the former FA Premier League goalkeeper, told attendees at a fraud prevention conference in the Cayman Islands last week that a Caribbean Premier League, attracting major international stars, could have been formed in the region if its reputation hadn’t been so badly damaged by corrupt officials such as disgraced Cayman football supremo Jeffrey Webb. His fraud conviction has tarnished the reputation of Caribbean football that will be practically impossible to remove, said Hislop – who made over 200 Premier League appearances and played 26 times for Trinidad and Tobago.

Speaking at the GCS AML Compliance and Financial Crime Conference, Hislop recalled the time Webb, a former CONCACAF chairman and FIFA vice…

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