Category: corruption

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South Africa’s mire of Gupta-linked corruption

The endgame to South Africa’s largest post-apartheid corruption scandal appears to now be playing itself out.  South African President Jacob Zuma was forced from office by his own party, the African National Congress, in February 2018, when almost a decade’s worth of corruption, bribery and racketeering allegations finally became too great to ignore. Central to the scandal…

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Ex-South Africa leader Jacob Zuma to face corruption charges

South Africa’s chief prosecutor has announced he will charge Jacob Zuma, the former president, with corruption related to an arms deal. Zuma will face 16 charges, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering.  The corruption allegedly occurred during a $2.5bn deal made in the 1990s. Zuma was first charged with corruption in 2005 when his financial adviser was…

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Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

A court in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to five years in jail in a corruption case. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 on Thursday sentenced the two-time former prime minister to rigorous imprisonment, according to the Daily Star newspaper. Zia, the chairperson of the country’s main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist…

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Romania: Tens of 1000’s shriek towards corruption

Tens of thousands of people rallied against anti-corruption legislation in Romania’s capital Bucharest, braving heavy snow, as well as a large police presence. The protests were organised on Saturday after the leftist-leaning, ruling Social Democrats (PSD) passed new legislation last month that critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption. President…