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Cameroon plans special court to handle graft – report

Corruption is rife in the west-central African nation which has twice been ranked the most corrupt country in the world in Transparency International’s (TI) corruption perception index.

The new court would try anyone accused of corruption, embezzlement or misappropriation of funds involving sums of FCFA 100 million ($205,000) and above, according to the bill. The Supreme Court, the country’s highest court, would handle any appeals.

“The government wants to avoid lengthy trials and litigation in the fight against corruption,” CRTV said.

The bill also says anti-graft cases could be closed if the suspect repaid any misappropriated funds. However, judges would have to consult the ministry of justice before taking such steps.

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Cameroon plans special court to handle graft – report

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