Corruption

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:27
These events in South Africa last week, when President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation to say that he accepted a damning Constitutional Court judgment against him, stand in strong contrast to the actions of other leaders on the continent.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:17
Uzbekistan has made another advance in the country’s slow march toward a nominally stronger parliament with the creation of a body to monitor prosecutors.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 05:13
Two more senior Brazilian officials have resigned in the latest blow to the government of President Dilma Rousseff. They are Sports Minister George Hilton and Col Adilson Moreira, who was organising security at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next August.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 08:37
Honduras' National Congress approved an international commission charged with tackling corruption that has been in the works for months, a strong show of political support for the region's newest anti-impunity body.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:15
In an interview with investigative news website El Faro, an unidentified gang leader asserts that El Salvador's political parties offered gang leaders special benefits in exchange for votes.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 06:14
Nigeria has accused 300 firms and individuals, including army officers, of embezzling 48 billion naira (170.9 million pounds) through overpaid defence contracts or fraud, the presidency said on Thursday in a widening a crackdown on graft.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:49
Striking a defiant tone as scandals engulf her government, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil insisted in an interview on Thursday that she would not resign, even as momentum builds in Congress for her ouster.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 07:04
In the latest twist to Brazil’s colossal corruption scandals, the country’s already beleaguered political establishment found itself under siege on Wednesday over revelations of payments made to figures across the ideological spectrum by the construction giant Odebrecht.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 05:13
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said impeachment proceedings launched against her in Congress amount to a coup attempt. In a speech to pro-government lawyers, Ms Rousseff said Brazilian democracy was under attack.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:34
Brazil’s political situation, increasingly similar to that of series “House of Cards” has reached epic new levels. Despite former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva being sworn in as a cabinet minister last Thursday, he was swiftly stripped of his new title by various injunction orders filed against him by judges across the country.

Pages