Pandora papers: More reactions in Africa to leak

Congo-Brazzaville’s President Denis Sssou-Nguesso could take legal action after he was named in the leaked documents, reports French broadcaster RFI.

The Pandora Papers said Sassou-Nguesso owned a company that controlled diamond mines in Congo.

The Congolese authorities rejected the claims.

Information minister Theirry Moungalla has condemned the leaks and said the president could sue media outlets that report on them.

In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s political opponents say the multi-million dollar properties as well as stocks and bonds worth over $30 million that his family reportedly owns in foreign countries should be liquidated and sent back home to boost the economy.

According to Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji, his office will probe individuals mentioned in the Pandora Papers “if the documents [will] help unearth crime as a source of funds”.

Uganda’s Security Minister Jim Muhwezi, who was reported to own shares worth millions of dollars in two foreign shell companies, was non-committal when contacted by the Daily Monitor newspaper.

“I don’t know what you are talking about and I can’t make any reply,” said Muhwezi.

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