Guatemala: Ex-President Perez gets 16 years for corruption
08 December 2022 | 12:05 pm
Former President Otto Perez and his vice president Baldetti were both given 16 year sentences each. They were both found guilty of racketeering and customs fraud.
7 Feb 2022
For decades, Montenegro has been unable to get organized crime under control. Rampant corruption is hindering development in the country, which is a candidate for EU membership. Now, Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic is attempting a political awakening.
27 Apr 2022
Courts in the military-ruled country have already sentenced the deposed Myanmar leader to six years in prison, but her combined maximum sentences could see her jailed for decades.
1 May 2022
The imprisonment and political exclusion of former President Lula da Silva was a violation of his rights, the UN has said. Lula is currently leading in polls for October's presidential election.
2 May 2022
The latest installment in a scathing report into the presidency of former South African leader Jacob Zuma says that he played a critical role in the plunder of state entities. About 880 million euros worth of contracts for the Eskom power utility are thought to have been shadily awarded.
5 Jun 2022
President Kais Saied issued the order with a list of judges to be dismissed, accusing them of corruption and stalling terrorism cases. Critics have blasted the dismissals as an "affront" to judicial independence.
3 Jun 2022
Tunisian President Kais Saied sacks 57 judges accused of corruption. He has also passed a new law strengthening his grip on the judiciary. Also, at least 10 African countries have major displacement crises. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an NGO, is sounding the alarm in its annual report. Finally, Vladimir Putin will host Senegalese President Macky Sall at his Black Sea residence in Sochi this Friday. Sall currently chairs the African Union
27 Jun 2022
A new judicial report claims Jacob Zuma is "a critical player" in a massive theft from state enterprises in South Africa. But the ex-president pledged to challenge the findings.
3 Jul 2022
Ursula von der Leyen said Ukraine was making progress toward its goal of EU membership and needed to foster business confidence by appointing top anti-corruption officials.
7 Jul 2022
Former football administrators Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are due to hear the verdict in their Swiss corruption trial on Friday.
11 Aug 2022
Jose Ruben Zamora Marroquin's elPeriodico newspaper is famous for investigations that have revealed several cases of government corruption.
Big questions are again being asked about the future of Germany's public broadcasters after Patricia Schlesinger, director of Berlin's public broadcaster RBB, resigned over mismanagement charges.
12 Aug 2022
Heinz-Christian Strache faced his second corruption case in two years. This time, the court found insufficient evidence for conviction. In 2019, a scandal surrounding him brought down Austria's entire federal government.
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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the naira redesign policy is affecting operations of businesses in Nigeria, stressing that the chamber expects a smooth transition to the use of the new notes for business transactions.
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LeBron James has become the highest point scorer in NBA history. Here is how some of his fellow stars reacted to him making history. Some knew the record was about to fall as soon as they saw James’ pregame fit and headband. James’ NBA peers were some of the first to congratulate him on breaking the record.
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From withholding nearly $40 million in tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority, to pledges to expand West Bank settlements and the Israeli security minister's controversial visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the first months of Israel's most far-right government in history presage a bleak outlook for peaceful relations between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Amid the conflict that has displaced millions, Russia is now pouring reinforcements into eastern Ukraine eying a possible new offensive.
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Old footage, completely unrelated to the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in the early hours of this Monday, is being shared online, while others create false earthquake predictions on Twitter. We show you the fake news to look out for following the quake in this edition of Truth or Fake.