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Omar al-Bashir to face corruption charges in court

Added: 18.08.2019 13:09 | 17 views | 0 comments

Omar al-Bashir, the former president of Sudan, will face corruption charges in court, on the first day of a high profile trial that may see the deposed autocratic ruler jailed for many years. Bashir, who was forced out of power in April when security forces withdrew their support for his regime after months of popular protests, is currently in prison and will be charged with possessing foreign currency, corruption and receiving gifts illegally. Pro-democracy campaigners and victims of the systematic human rights abuses under the 30 decade rule of Bashir hope the 75-year-old former dictator will also face further charge of incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters. The trial,...

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Argentina detains businessman at center of Mexican corruption scandal

Added: 17.08.2019 4:51 | 13 views | 0 comments

Argentine authorities and Interpol detained on Friday a businessman who was at the center of a Mexican corruption scandal in 2004 that hurt the reputation of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who at the time was Mexico City's mayor and is now the nation's president.


Corruption: The latest US pretext to liquidate UNRWA

Added: 16.08.2019 23:18 | 6 views | 0 comments

In recent days, the Palestinian community has been preoccupied with reports of corruption cases involving senior UNRWA officials, particularly following the resignation of the deputy commissioner-general. This coincided with American and...

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Freiburg´s Keller nominated to become DFB president

Added: 15.08.2019 16:53 | 5 views | 0 comments

Freiburg president Fritz Keller has been nominated to become the new president of the German Football Association (DFB), the governing body has confirmed. Keller was a unanimous choice from the selection committee, who are seeking a successor to Reinhard Grindel after he stepped down in April. Grindel quit ollowing allegations of corruption and Bayern Munich and ...]

South Africa's Public Protector hit with second punitive costs order

Added: 15.08.2019 12:47 | 10 views | 0 comments

A South Africa court on Thursday awarded a second punitive costs order against the country's top anti-corruption official, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, after finding an investigation conducted by her office showed "gross negligence".


Illinois moves to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as Trump mulls commuting sentence

Added: 15.08.2019 0:54 | 18 views | 0 comments

Illinois officials are seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he waits in a federal prison in Colorado for news on whether President Trump will commute his 14-year sentence on corruption charges.

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Mexican president says predecessor not under investigation in graft case

Added: 14.08.2019 20:16 | 15 views | 0 comments

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that his predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, is not under investigation in a probe into suspected corruption that has ensnared one of Pena Nieto's former cabinet ministers.


British police freeze $121 million in accounts on bribery fears

Added: 14.08.2019 17:25 | 2 views | 0 comments

British police have frozen eight bank accounts containing a total of more than 100 million pounds ($121 million), which is suspected to have derived from bribery and corruption overseas.


Mexican former minister detained, deepening president's anti-graft quest

Added: 13.08.2019 20:21 | 16 views | 0 comments

A judge ordered a former Mexican Cabinet minister to be detained pending a trial over suspected losses to taxpayers, her lawyer said on Tuesday, opening a new front in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign to eradicate corruption.


Mexican judge orders former cabinet minister held in corruption case

Added: 13.08.2019 17:10 | 9 views | 0 comments

A Mexican judge has ordered former cabinet minister Rosario Robles detained pending criminal proceedings involving the disappearance of public funds, a lawyer for Robles said on Tuesday, in a case hailed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as part of his campaign against corruption.


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