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CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

“I’m convinced this election means a crossroads. One option is to insist on or go down the wrong path. The other is to correct the errors,” Pinera said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC New Pledges: End Corruption, Infighting

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC New Pledges: End Corruption, Infighting

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) needs to end corruption and party divisions, and deliver on promises to tackle poverty

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Charged in Corruption Case

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted with charges of corruption including through benefiting a family friend with public contracts.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Diezani Alison-Madueke Trial Takes Center Stage in June

NIGERIA POLITICS: Diezani Alison-Madueke Trial Takes Center Stage in June

Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in October 2015, in London, as part of a UK investigation into suspicions of corruption and large-scale laundering. At the time, she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe At 93 Dismisses Corruption Allegations

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe At 93 Dismisses Corruption Allegations

“I think the big fish, more of it has been talk, talk and talk. People have not come out and actually said here is a case against a big fish,” Mugabe said.

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ANGOLA POLITICS: Joao Lourenco Declares War Against Corruption

ANGOLA POLITICS: Joao Lourenco Declares War Against Corruption

“We cannot accept impunity in the face of corruption,” Joao Lourenco said Monday as he opened a student event in the country’s northeast.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: At Which Point Does A Nigerian’s Brain Go Missing?

NIGERIA POLITICS: At Which Point Does A Nigerian’s Brain Go Missing?

We all need our heads examined for Nigeria to ever make any headway.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Denies Shielding Ally From Corruption Case

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Denies Shielding Ally From Corruption Case

“My government would never interfere in the investigation which is the hands of the police, prosecutors and judiciary,” Temer said in the statement to reporters. “The government will not shield anyone.”

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ROMANIA POLITICS: Parliament Endorses President’s Anti-Corruption Referendum

ROMANIA POLITICS: Parliament Endorses President’s Anti-Corruption Referendum

Romania’s parliament on Monday unanimously endorsed a presidential plan to hold a national referendum over anti-corruption reforms after mass street protests forced the government into an embarrassing U-turn over a graft decree.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid

RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused the Kremlin of trying to block him from running in next year’s presidential election after a court found him guilty of embezzlement.

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IRAN POLITICS: Trump ‘Real Face’ of American Corruption: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says

IRAN POLITICS: Trump ‘Real Face’ of American Corruption: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says

“We are thankful to (Trump) for making our life easy as he showed the real face of America,” Khamenei told a meeting of military commanders in Tehran, according to his website.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: What A Wickedness?

NIGERIA POLITICS: What A Wickedness?

As we may recall, this is the kind of wickedness and corruption that recently cost eight Directors their jobs in Taraba state.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: Presidential Election Venue Moved From Police Academy

SOMALIA POLITICS: Presidential Election Venue Moved From Police Academy

The venue for Somalia’s presidential election next week has been moved from the police academy to inside the Mogadishu airport because of concerns about security and possible corruption.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Senate: Ibrahim Magu Cleared Of Corruption

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Senate: Ibrahim Magu Cleared Of Corruption

In the letter read by Senate President Saraki, Buhari said Magu and Lawal were cleared of corruption in a report by the Attorney General of the Federation.

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CHINA POLITICS: Communist Party Rules Out ‘Independent’ Checks in Corruption Fight

CHINA POLITICS: Communist Party Rules Out ‘Independent’ Checks in Corruption Fight

China’s top anti-graft watchdog said on Monday that a mechanism to keep officials in check independent of the Communist Party cannot exist in China, as it vowed to build a new supervision system to underpin President Xi Jinping’s war on

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Indicted for Corruption

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Indicted for Corruption

Fernandez’ assets, estimated at over 10 billion pesos were frozen as a result of the Judge Julian Ercolini’s order, according to justice news portal CIJ.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Please Stop Charade Of War Against Corruption, Please

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari, Please Stop Charade Of War Against Corruption, Please

One sees little evidence Buhari’s has viable answers. I’d suggest, for a start, that it abandon the farcical pretense of fighting a war against corruption.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva To Face Fifth Corruption Trial

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva To Face Fifth Corruption Trial

Judge Sergio Moro, who has overseen the bulk of Brazil’s biggest graft probe into a long-standing kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras, ruled that Lula, his wife Marisa and seven others will stand trial.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Damning DSS Report Indicts Ibrahim Magu For Corruption

NIGERIA POLITICS: Damning DSS Report Indicts Ibrahim Magu For Corruption

A damning report by DSS exposing the sabotage and corruption of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

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