Senegal: Gov’t announces probe into alleged coruption in the oil sector.

  • June , 11, 2019

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    The Senegalese government has given into pressure to investigate alleged corruption in granting oil and gas exploration concessions to Petro-Tim. The justice minister has announced that he has requested the prosecutor to shed light on the deals.

    The Senegalese government has given into pressure to investigate alleged corruption in granting oil and gas exploration concessions to Petro-Tim.
    The justice minister has announced that he has requested the prosecutor to shed light on the deals.
    A BBC documentary reveals that Aliou Sall, the president's brother, received bribes in this case and points to fuzziness that would have cost Senegal billions of dollars.
    The announcement of the probe by the government comes after Legs-Africa; a pan-African think-tank launched a petition calling for an inquiry.
    The president of the think-tank, Elimane Kane, has welcomed the government’s decision to investigate claims of corruption in granting oil and gas exploration concessions.

    Mots clés :Gov’t announces probe into alleged coruption in the oil sector.