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Saudis suspend World Cup referee over bribery

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mirdasi was suspended after admitting offering to take a bribe to influence the …

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Four Ghana judges suspended in bribery scandal: presidency

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Four judges accused of taking bribes in Ghana have been suspended, the presidency announced Wednesday, in the latest fallout from a graft scandal rocking the country’s judiciary. President Nana Akufo-Addo suspended the high court judges after a disciplinary committee launched a case against them. The …

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Guinea president to take legal action over Bollore row

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean President Alpha Conde said Thursday he would file a complaint in the French courts over allegations raised in a corruption case embroiling French billionaire Vincent Bollore. “I shall bring a complaint in Paris for false accusation,” Conde told reporters in Conakry, without giving further …

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S.African police kill teen during anti-graft protests

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African police said on Tuesday one of their officers had shot dead a teenager during anti-corruption protests which have forced the president to cut short a foreign trip. Riots over alleged government corruption and poor public services erupted last week in the North …

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IMF unveils new corruption policy for member states

Washington, United States | AFP | The International Monetary Fund will systematically address corruption and its impact on economic growth with all its member countries under new guidelines launched on Sunday. The stricter new policy also aims to tackle how rich countries contribute to corruption in the developing world by failing …

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COMMENT: How corruption impedes healthcare

Today, some 800 million people spend at least 10% of their household budgets on health payments COMMENT | SANIA NISHTAR | Half of the planet cannot access essential health services. For many people, paying to see a doctor, obtaining medications, seeking family-planning advice, or even getting immunised against common illnesses is …

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S.Africa authorities raid Gupta property over graft

Johannesburg, South Africa | South African officials on Monday raided a Johannesburg property belonging to the Guptas, a wealthy business family at the heart of graft allegations against former president Jacob Zuma. The Hawks police investigative unit and the tax service descended on the Guptas’ heavily protected compound in the …

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