Corruption

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 05:28
Brazilian police are investigating allegations that ex-President Fernando Henrique Cardoso asked a private company to pay his former lover abroad.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:19
A wide-ranging corruption investigation involving two of Brazil's largest companies has moved into the international realm following allegations against foreign officials, including Peruvian President Ollanta Humala.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:31
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday suspended Supreme Court Judge Justice Philip Tunoi who is facing allegations of receiving a $2 million bribe in an election petition.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:27
Brazil’s huge corruption scandal involving the oil giant Petrobras widened on Monday after a federal judge issued arrest warrants for the country’s most influential campaign strategist who twice orchestrated the electoral triumphs of the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 05:07
Colombia's prosecutor general, Alejandro Ordonez, says he will open a "disciplinary investigation" against the country's chief of police, Gen Rodolfo Palomino.Mr Ordonez said Gen Palomino would be investigated over the alleged creation of a male prostitution ring.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 05:05
A prosecutor in Brazil has temporarily suspended a hearing at which ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was due to be questioned over corruption allegations.The suspension follows an appeal by a lawmaker for Lula's Workers' Party.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:29
Given the limits of the anti-corruption mission’s mandate (MACCIH's mandate) and the allegations against senior officials involved in carrying out its recommendations, it seems unlikely that this body will overcome the crisis in Honduras.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 05:59
A political crisis is growing in Democratic Republic of Congo over the possibility that President Joseph Kabila might seek a third term in office, a senior U.S. official warned on Wednesday.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 06:15
Authoritarian leaders like the Gambia's Yahya Jammeh seem to relish the West's wealth. Why doesn’t the United States use that against them?
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:46
When former U.S. president Bill Clinton visited Africa in 1998, he praised "a new generation of leaders" as champions of a dawning "African Renaissance". Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni was one of them: Two years before, he had been elected president after a decade as a military ruler. Museveni is again running for president — at the age of 71, after abolishing constitutional limits on presidential terms. He refers to the East African country’s oil reserves as his own, holds a public holiday to mark when he seized power in a coup 30 years ago, and is expected to easily win a fifth term in the February 18 elections.

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