Corruption

Corruption, New Jobs Worry Young Africa - Survey

Young Africans believe the continent’s future will be determined by its ability to knock out corruption and unemployment, a new study reveals. The ‘African Youth Survey 2020’ indicates that the reduction of government corruption and the creation of new jobs are the most...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:06pm

Former minister Munyakazi expelled from Ideal Democratic Party

The leadership of Ideal Democratic Party commonly known by its French acronym of PDI has expelled its second vice-chairperson, Isaac Munyakazi. The embattled politician who recently resigned from his position as Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education is also being...

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:33pm

Four judges jailed, 26 investigators fired over corruption in three months

Four judges were jailed, while 26 investigators were dismissed over corruption in a bid to get the judicial system of corruption, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Secretary-General has said. Col Jeannot Ruhunga said this on February 7, 2020, during a consultative meeting on the overview of the...

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:12pm

Muhanga Intermediate Court judges arrested for corruption

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two Intermediate Court judges and a Registrar on suspicion of corruption. Those arrested include Pacifique Mushimiyiryo from Muhanga and Vincent Munyeshyaka Mugabutwaza of Rusizi along with Victoire Banashenge, a Registrar at Muhanga Intermediate...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:22am

What’s new in the new anti-corruption law?

Following the clamour to transfer some of the penal sanctions from existing voluminous, and to some boring, Penal Code, which is under review, to sectoral laws, now a new law n° 54/2018 of 13/08/2018 on fighting against corruption is in force. It is one of the first sectoral laws to contain...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 1:24am

How Rwanda became the first African country with an electronic procurement system

In an effort to reduce corruption, improve transparency and efficiency, and minimize potential collusion among bidders, several countries are establishing electronic government procurement systems, also known as e-GP systems. Rwanda is one of those countries. In fact, it is the first African...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 12:23am

Kenya arrests two top officials for suspected corruption over new $3 billion railway

NAIROBI – Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the agency that manages public land and the boss of the state railway on suspicion of corruption over land allocation for the new $3-billion flagship Nairobi-Mombasa railway. The line connecting the capital with East Africa’s main...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:03am

When should a public official accept gifts?

For high ranking officials, it can be a challenge to decide whether to accept gifts or turn them down. There is always a thin line between bribery and a socially acceptable culture when gifts are given out. Think of a situation where an official visits a factory they plan on doing...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:31am

Special chambers in Rwandan courts to try corruption cases

Specialised chambers at the country’s twelve intermediate courts have been set up to try corruption and other economic crimes, a move considered as critical in strengthening the fight against corruption. Following the law that was published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday, No. 012/2018...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:04am

Editorial: The OAU ended apartheid; can AU do the same with corruption?

Today is Africa Day in honour of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) success in fighting colonialism and Apartheid. It is also its 55th anniversary. The OAU could be blamed for not attaining its main objective – Unity - but the predecessor of the African Union (AU) at least had some...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:55am

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