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Zimbabwean woman arrested with 10 carats of diamonds in her undies

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A Zimbabwean woman has been arrested after being found with 10 carats of diamonds stashed in her underwear, says a report.

According to New Zimbabwe.com, Happiness Chikwenje was arrested after being lured to the home of Lebanese businessman Sleiman Ahmad by police.

The police were carrying out a raid when the accused made a call claiming to be in possession of diamonds that she wanted to sell.

She allegedly arrived at the scene after the police had discovered a diamond detecting machine and $15 500, suspected to be the earnings of illegal diamond sales.

Both Ahmad, 63, and Chikwenje were released on $1000 bail after appearing at the Harare Magistrate’s Court last Saturday.

Ahmad is believed to be part of a syndicate, which includes security guards and CCTV operators, that deals in diamonds between Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Reports have indicated that Zimbabwe has lost more than $15bn in diamond revenue over a 10 year period.

In February 2016, then president Robert Mugabe revealed that billions of dollars worth of diamonds were looted in the eastern mining area of Marange.

Mugabe said at the time that the state treasury received less than $2 billion, according to reports.

Mugabe’s revelation prompted the country’s opposition parties to call for a thorough investigation into the disappearance of the diamonds.

Movement for Democratic Change spokesperson Obert Gutu said the disappearance of the diamonds was “very astounding and startling”.

According to the Voice of America, former minister of finance Tendai Biti, who is now the leader of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, claimed that Mugabe knew about the “loot” as he had always furnished him with all relevant information.

Biti was finance minister during Zimbabwe’s Government of National Unity (GNU).

Biti said instead of opening a probe into the alleged looting, Mugabe set on that information, asking why he [Biti] was curious about diamonds instead of platinum.

“These are words and sound bytes of a hypocrite and a dishonest person. When I was in government I gave him the figures. I gave him the statistics. I gave him the secret reports produced in Brussels. I gave him the secret report produced by Kimberley Process,” Biti was quoted as saying at the time.

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Former communication minister arrested over corruption in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia’s former Communication Minister, Bereket Simon, has been arrested by the federal government at his residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, multiple news sources, state and private, have reported.



Simon is also a founding member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. Multiple local mdia channels are reporting that his arrest is in connection with corruption.

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Another arrested official is Tadesse Kassa, a former top civil servant. Simon was a member of the Amhara regional bloc in the EPRDF.

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His party, now the Amhara Democratic Party ousted him from executive committee membership.

Bereket resigned his position in government in October 2017 at the time as an advisor in charge of Policy Studies and Research to ex Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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