19 people on trial in Mozambique's "tuna bonds" scandal
A trial has kicked off for 19 suspects in Mozambique’s "hidden debt" or "tuna bonds" scandal. The corruption affair allegedly involved a tuna company, maritime security firms and more than 2 billion dollars in loans. Monday, South Africa promised to extradite the man who was Mozambique’s Finance Minister at the time. Journalist Ntshepeng Motema explains how the scandal worsened the country’s economic troubles.
We also bring you an update on the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in South Africa. The country is one of the worst affected in the region. Jabs are now available for all adults, but misinformation continues to hinder inoculation efforts.
And Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed’s critics continue to press him for a roadmap out of the current political crisis. Last month he controversially suspended parliament for 30 days. Now that those days are almost up, rights activists and opposition politicians are ramping up pressure on Saïed, lest he renew the suspension.
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