Tag Archives: accused

Ex-Guinea mines minister accused by US of laundering bribes

NEW YORK: A former minister of mines in Guinea was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he laundered bribe payments he had accepted to help award a Chinese conglomerate valuable rights, including near control of the West African country’s mining sector. Mahmoud Thiam, a U.S. citizen who served as Guinea’s minister of mines from… Read More »

Tanzanian ex-PM loses farm, accused by government of leaving land 'idle'

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli has revoked ownership of a large farm belonging to former prime minister Frederick Sumaye, because he left it ‘idle’, a local government official said. The move comes just months after the east African nation embarked on a national campaign to seize land left undeveloped… Read More »