Tag Archives: Political corruption

29Aug/17

Digging dung: South Africa’s amaBhungane heaps pressure on Zuma

Together with online news site the Daily Maverick, amaBhungane in June released leaked emails and documents that they said showed allegedly improper dealings in government contracts and influence peddling by the Guptas, a family with close ties to South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma. Continue reading

08Aug/16

UK opens corruption probe into Airbus jet sales

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office launches a formal investigation into suspected fraud, bribery and corruption in connection with commercial plane sales by Airbus.

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13Jan/16
Splendour Joe Abisoye a 9-year-old Nigerian writer

Quotable African quotes of 2015

From a 9-year-old published author in Nigeria to an activist spreading the word on why gender violence must stop, there were several memorable African voices this year.

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09Jul/15

Former FIFA VP Warner appears in court

Jack Warner, the former head of the Americas regional soccer body appears in court to fight extradition to the U.S. on corruption charges.

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27May/15

Attorney General Lynch outlines investigation that led to nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives being indicted

Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives, including seven who were arrested in Switzerland, are indicted on corruption charges.

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27May/15

FIFA probe a political attempt to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup – Russian anti-corruption watchdog

Russia’s anti-corruption watchdog chief says he does not believe the 2018 World Cup bidding process was corrupt and the FIFA arrests are a politically motivated attempt to strip Russia of the World Cup.

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10Feb/15

Spain’s Podemos party says Falciani, source of HSBC leaks, to advise it

The leader of Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos (We Can) confirms that Herve Falciani, the so-called HSBC whistle-blower, will help his party with its election programme by producing a tax fraud report for the Spanish party.

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