Author: Paul Stevens

Report to Reveal Naturalized U.S. Citizens in Africa Who Failed to Disclose Income or File Taxes

U.S. Income Tax Returns: Who should file them NEW YORK —Globe Afrique Media and Communication has initiated a research on naturalized US citizens living and working abroad, especially in African countries who have either refused to file US federal and state taxes or are under-reporting their income and assets. In a recent assessment conducted by Globe Afrique, hundreds of thousands naturalized U.S. citizens are earning thousands and millions of dollars in Africa but have refused to adhere to the rules and regulations of the US Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service tax code.  The Globe Afrique Media and Communications’ research report...

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Gunmen killed 1 and hurt 2 others in an attack on a central Mali hotel

BAMAKO, Mali— Authorities in Mali have confirmed that gunmen killed one person and wounded two others in a deadly attack on a hotel frequented by international aid and relief workers and businessmen in central Bandjagara city. Amadou Sangho, the interior security spokesman, said four gunmen entered the Hotel la Falaise late Wednesday, opening fire on a soldier standing guard nearby.  Sangho maintained that although the soldier fired back, he was killed later. Two civilians, including a hotel employee, were wounded in the process. The deadly attack took place days after Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga visited Bandjagara, promising to defeat...

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Gambia accuses renegade generals with desertion

General Umpa Mendy and General Ansumana Tamba BANJUL–– The Armed Forces of the Gambian says it has filed desertion charges against two renegade generals who went into exile with former president Yahya Jammed last year. Making the disclosure on Wednesday, the force said General Umpa Mendy and General Ansumana Tamba sought refuge in Equatorial Guinea alongside former dictator Jammeh in January 2017 after his brutal 22-year rule came to an abrupt end. An army spokesman, Major Lamin Sanyang, said the pair were “charged with desertion of duty contrary to the Gambia Armed Forces Act”, and would appear before a...

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Gambia arrests Jammeh’s ex-spies over detention and death

DAKAR–– Police in Banjul, the Gambia on Tuesday say ten members of Gambia’s former spy agency have been arrested and detained on suspicion of murdering a political activist who led a protest during ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh’s era. Police record shows that Solo Sandeng, the late organizing secretary of the United Democratic Party, was arrested in April 2016 for leading a street protest demanding electoral reform. After his arrest and detention, he died in prison. “Two of the suspects have been granted bail and eight are still in custody,” police superintendent David Kujabie said. Nine former top spy officials at...

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South Africa’s Zuma to face trial for Corruption Over Arms Deal

Former South African president Jacob Zuma LONDON— South Africa’s chief state prosecutor Shaun Abrahams on Friday said former South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to be charged and prosecuted for corruption relating to a 30 billion-rand ($2.5 billion) arms deal in the late 1990s. “After consideration of the matter, I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of successful prosecution of Mr. Zuma on the charges listed in the indictment,” Abrahams said. Zuma, who disputes all the allegations against him, is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal.  The case...

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