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 […]

Indonesian prosecutors seek at least 16 years prison for ex-parliament speaker

By Fergus Jensen JAKARTA, March 29 : Indonesian prosecutors on Thursday sought a jail term of at least 16 years for former parliament speaker Setya Novanto if found guilty in a graft scandal and demanded that he also repay more than $7 million he is suspected of plundering. The Corruption Eradication Commission, known locally as […]

Angola charges ex-central bank chief in $500 mln fraud case -source

By Stephen Eisenhammer LUANDA, Mar 15 : Angolan prosecutors have charged former central bank governor, Valter Filipe da Silva, in relation to an alleged $500 million fraud attempted against the Angolan government last year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The source said the attempted fraud occurred in the final weeks […]

Confidant of Israel’s Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case – media

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Feb 21 : A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state’s witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader’s political survival, local media said. Shlomo Filber’s decision to testify for the state against his former boss is a dramatic […]