State Department Press Briefing on Fake Embassy in Ghana

In Monday’s daily press briefing at the U.S. Department of State, deputy spokesperson Mark C. Toner answered questions about the discovery of a fake American embassy in Ghana, which had been issuing fraudulent visas and other travel documents for as long as ten years. Here is the transcript of that portion of the briefing: QUESTION: …

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Fighting thriving cybercrime in Nigeria

By Alex Abutu Alex Abutu identifies the reasons for increased cybercrime in Nigeria and efforts to curb the canker. A Swedish couple arrived at Lagos on 8 March this year with the aim of taking over an oil company in which they had invested about US$3 million through an offer on the internet. Officials of …

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Meet the Yahoo boys – Nigeria’s undergraduate conmen

Oludayo Tade, University of Ibadan Many undergraduates in Nigerian universities dabble in internet fraud. Nicknamed “yahoo-yahoo” after the international web portal and search engine, this perfidy has become a way of life for the young con-artists. Many of these fraudsters – dubbed “yahoo boys” – have become filthy rich. Some have been caught by the …

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Africa News Headlines for 2 February 2015

Africa will benefit from bringing an end to child marriage Source: Mail & Guardian Iranian Diplomat Meets African Leaders in Ethiopian Capital Source: Tasnim News Agency Russia discusses cooperation with African Union Source: News.Az Simba Energy raises C$450,000 for African exploration Source: Proactive Investors UK South Africa’s SacOil says could exit Nigeria assets Source: Reuters …

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