Friday, March 11, 2016 - 06:54
Prosecutors in Sao Paulo have asked a judge to order the “preventive arrest” of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, shocking the country and sharply raising the level of polarization in Brazil’s ongoing corruption and governance drama.
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 06:30
An accusation by Egypt’s interior minister on Sunday that members of the Muslim Brotherhood carried out the assassination of the country’s chief prosecutor has highlighted a simmering debate about the credibility and conduct of Egypt’s security apparatus as it grapples with ongoing attacks by militants.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 07:11
Brazilian prosecutors are filing charges against ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering probe, officials say.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 07:06
A former Nigerian chief of defence has been accused of stealing $20m (£14m) from the air force and buying a mansion.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 06:07
The colossal graft scandal surrounding Brazil’s national oil company engulfed the country’s most prominent political figure on Friday, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as the police raided his home and took him into custody.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 07:37
Crony capitalism was a major reason protesters toppled the pro-Russian government of President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. After two years of a pro-Western, pro-reform government, corruption is once again fueling political crisis in Kiev.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 07:03
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto urged legislators Tuesday to start debating promptly a police reform he promised under national and international pressure to put an end to impunity in the country, two months after 43 students in Ayotzinapa disappeared with the alleged involvement of criminal groups and municipal police officers.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:38
Earlier this month, Shohruh Saidzoda, son of the chairman of the customs service, Abdufattoh Goib, and a close friend of the president’s son, Rustam Emomali, was named deputy head of the country’s criminal investigation department. Saidzoda has no background in law enforcement.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:34
Afghan officials are reporting that US and Afghan troops launched a “joint operation” in the Helmand Province which involved the mass detention of provincial police that they suspected of aiding the Taliban in the region.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:19
Police in the Colombian city of Medellin have arrested the brother of former president Alvaro Uribe on charges of murder and conspiracy. Santiago Uribe has been accused of setting up a paramilitary group known as the Twelve Apostles in the 1990s.