Romania’s president removes chief anti-corruption prosecutor

By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST, July 9 : Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis sacked chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday to honour a constitutional court ruling which Kovesi said may leave prosecutors exposed to political interference. Kovesi has led the DNA anti-corruption agency since 2013 and, under her management, conviction rates have risen sharply in […]

Mexico leftist vows no tolerance on corruption after historic win

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY, July 2 : Mexico’s new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would pursue friend and foe alike in a crackdown on corruption after voters handed him a powerful mandate for government with a landslide election victory on Sunday. Lopez Obrador, the first leftist president since the end of one-party […]

Kenya arrests 17 officials amid graft investigation

By George Obulutsa and John Ndiso NAIROBI, May 28 : Kenyan authorities arrested the head of a government agency on Monday in a corruption investigation into the theft of nearly $100 million, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pledged to stamp […]

Still dissatisfied, Slovak protesters keep up pressure over corruption

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA, April 8 : Protests in Slovakia over the murder of a journalist have led to the prime minister’s resignation and a cabinet reshuffle. Still not satisfied, the demonstrators now want the police chief out and a crackdown on corruption. Nearly 50,000 people marched through the capital Bratislava and other cities on […]

Still dissatisfied, Slovak protesters keep up pressure over corruption

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA, April 6 : Protests in Slovakia over the murder of a journalist have led to the prime minister’s resignation and a cabinet reshuffle. Still not satisfied, the demonstrators now want the police chief out and a crackdown on corruption. Nearly 50,000 people marched through the capital Bratislava and other cities on […]