19 October 2021
Mozambique: Credit Suisse has been fined GBP147m and has promised to write off USD200m of debt “tainted by corruption”. “The fine is part of a $475m settlement with UK, Swiss and US regulators.” Credit Suisse staff is alleged to have taken and paid bribes between 2012 and 2016 when arranging loans of $1.3bn.
18 October 2021
Zimbabwe: A UN Special Rapporteur is “to assess the impact of sanctions imposed on the country by the US and European Union” in 2002. President Mnangagwa maintains that the sanctions have crippled development, the EU and US maintain that they have had no impact on the economy.
BBC Africa Live 18 October 2021. 9:04
Gambia: Former dictator Yahya Jammeh on Saturday told his party, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), that he is boss and that he does not approve of the alliance with President Adama Barrow’s National People's Party (NPP) for the upcoming elections. “But the APRC leadership in The Gambia does not agree” and says the alliance is still on.
BBC Africa Live 18 October 2021. 16:39