Tax avoidance, secret government deals and other illicit schemes cost African nations $38 billion a year, a U.N. panel said.
UPI Almanac for Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013.
The Nigerian federal government has been ordered to pay nearly $240 million to a community raided by the military more than a dozen years ago, officials say.
UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
Voters went to the polls Sunday in Senegal after weeks of violent demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's attempt to seek a third term.
Ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was in Senegal to meet with opposition leaders in an effort to ease tensions before Sunday's elections, officials said.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil said it was disputing claims by a Nigerian businessman that he is owed portions of the company's national revenue.
Nigeria has issued international arrest warrants for two former government leaders under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, police said Thursday.
A Spanish doctor who botched a cosmetic surgery has been sentenced to a year in prison for the death of a former first lady of Nigeria, officials said.
The United Nations and the African Union are calling on leaders in Congo take steps to implement agreements made for peace.