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Issue 397
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Algeria’s justice is transitional but opaque politics seem permanent

The Algerian national football team’s first Africa Cup of Nations victory for 27 years fed a renewed sense of national pride, which has soared since 22 February following anti-government protests that led to president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation and have maintained...

Algeria
Issue 397
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Kenya: Finance minister arrested

Finance minister Henry Rotich has pleaded not guilty to corruption and fraud charges related to two hydroelectric dam projects. Rotich was arrested on 22 July. The charges relate to the procurement and payment process for the 80MW Arror River and 20MW Kimwarer projects, which...

Kenya
Issue 397
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Equatorial Guinea: Protests over NGO closure

The Center for Studies and Initiatives for the Development of Equatorial Guinea (CEID) has protested against an Interior Ministry resolution ordering that the NGO should be dissolved. The decision was dated 11 April but delivered on 3 July. The CEID said the authorities had...

Equatorial Guinea
Issue 397
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IMF paper highlights extent and cost of Congo-B corruption

Even while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive board was praising the Brazzaville authorities’ commitment to reform, a recent IMF working paper underlined the extent of governance problems. Macro-Fiscal Gains from Anti-Corruption Reforms in the Republic of Congo,...

Central Africa

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