Romania govt picks little-known Florea for chief anti-corruption role

By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST, Sept 6 : Romania’s justice minister nominated a little-known regional official, Adina Florea, for the post of national anti-corruption prosecutor on Thursday, following the controversial removal of Laura Codruta Kovesi from the post in July. Critics say the removal of Kovesi, praised by the European Union for her efforts to convict […]

Kenya’s deputy chief justice arrested for suspected corruption – police

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Aug 28 : Kenya’s deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of corruption, failure to pay tax, and improper dealings with a local bank now in receivership, the police and the country’s top prosecutor said. Chief Public Prosecutor Noordin Mohamed Haji told a news conference that Mwilu […]

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 […]