British PM Johnson under pressure over corruption scandal at weekly questions
With four months to go until election day, the two top candidates for the presidency are already at the center of allegations of corruption and abuse of power, with debate over policy relegated to the background.
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.
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.
The military regime alleges the detained former leader accepted illegal payments. Suu Kyi is expected to go on trial next week.
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.
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Russian police raided homes and offices belonging to Alexei Navalny and his anti-corruption outfit. Navalny was arrested on January 17, and mass protests calling for his release led to 4,000 arrests on the weekend.
The prison sentence could severely complicate his succession at the consumer electronics giant. Lee Jae-yong's conviction originally dates back to 2017 and pertains to a bribe to an associate of the former president.
The Secretary General of South Africa's ruling ANC party, Ace Magashule, has been charged with multiple counts of fraud, money laundering and corruption. He is accused of embezzling tens of millions of euros during his time as the premier of Free State province. This is one of the biggest corruption scandals ever to involve the party of Nelson Mandela. Our South Africa correspondents visited Free State, one of the poorest provinces in the country, to better understand the allegations against Magashule.
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