Britain takes accusations of corruption seriously, PM Johnson says
08 November 2021 | 1:22 pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the government took accusations of corruption very seriously and would hold lawmakers to account, but added that the process of investigating politicians needed to be changed.
21 Mar 2021
The US says Ethiopian forces are committing ethnic cleansing in the country's northern Tigray region, prompting a furious response from the government. The UN says it has evidence of serious human rights violations.
17 Apr 2021
Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday led Britain in a one-minute's silence in memory of her late husband, Prince Philip, as she bid him a final farewell at a funeral restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.
29 Apr 2021
In tonight's edition: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa admits that the country's ruling party could have done more to halt state graft under his predecessor Jacob Zuma as he testifies before an anti-corruption inquiry. In Somalia, the president tries to diffuse tensions over a proposed two-year extension of his mandate by inviting parliament to debate the move over the weekend. And hospitals in Madagascar are overwhelmed with an intensified wave of coronavirus cases in the country.
20 May 2021
In Ivory Coast, corruption has infected most of the public sector – from procurement contracts, to customs services, to recruitment. The country is ranked 106th out of 180 countries, according to the NGO Transparency International. Re-elected in October of last year, President Alassane Ouattara has promised to make the fight against corruption one of the priorities of his new term. But so far, no concrete measures have been put in place to tackle the problem. Our correspondents report.
27 May 2021
Former President Jacob Zuma is being tried for graft, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The plea marks a turning point in the decadelong trial.
12 Jun 2021
The military regime alleges the detained former leader accepted illegal payments. Suu Kyi is expected to go on trial next week.
19 Jun 2021
Australia and the UK have signed a free trade deal as Britain seeks to find alternative markets in the wake of Brexit. The deal was hailed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as "a new dawn" in relations.
6 Jul 2021
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21 Jul 2021
The state accuses Zuma of bribery, fraud and money laundering in a $2 billion weapons contract with French company Thales in the late 1990s. He denies all the charges.
23 Jul 2021
Beach huts are a peculiarly British passion. Designed to shield holidaymakers from fair weather or foul, as well as offering the perfect spot to make a cup of tea, the cabins have shot up in popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic, with most overseas travel curtailed, and at Walton on the Naze a beach hut in which overnight stays are not allowed can fetch up to 40,000 pounds (46,000 euros). Two beach hut lovers explain their allure.
17 Aug 2021
In rare public criticism of the UK'S NATO ally, the British government has called the US move to withdraw from Afghanistan "a mistake" because the country "is heading towards civil war."
22 Aug 2021
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, testifying at a graft inquiry on Wednesday (August 11), said he chose to "remain but resist" rather than resign as deputy president when allegations of widespread corruption surfaced under his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
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Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.
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Ahead of the annual NATO Summit in Madrid this week, the alliance's chief announced plans to increase the number of its high-readiness forces and bolster its eastern flank.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.