DR Congo Acquits Former Presidential Adviser Tshimanga

A court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo acquitted a former presidential advisor who was charged with passive corruption, insults to the head of the state and influence peddling after OCCRP released a tape showing him negotiating a corrupt mining deal.

Burkina Faso Denies Hiring Wagner Mercenaries

Burkina Faso’s Minister of Mines Simon-Pierre Boussim denied Tuesday Ghana’s claim that his country contracted mercenaries from the Kremlin-linked private military group Wagner in exchange for a mining concession.