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FIFA trial: US jury convicts two ex-soccer bosses

New York, United States | AFP | A US jury convicted two South American ex-soccer bosses of corruption on Friday but will return after Christmas to deliberate on the fate of a third defendant in the FIFA trial in New York. The panel returned guilty verdicts against Jose Maria Marin, former …

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S.Africa’s Zuma challenges court over graft inquiry order

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma challenged on Friday a court ruling which ordered him to launch a legal probe into corruption allegations against him, according to legal documents. The North Gauteng High Court last week ordered Zuma to appoint a judicial inquiry within 30 …

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IMF sounds alarm over Congo debt before possible bailout

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | A team from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday wound up a mission to the Republic of Congo by expressing concern at debt and corruption before considering any bailout. “Congo’s economy continues to suffer from the effects of low oil prices, unsustainable debt, and significant governance …

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Anti-graft protesters throng Israel’s Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel | AFP | Thousands of Israelis marched on Saturday night for the third week running in central Tel Aviv to demand legal action against “corrupt” people in the government and their resignation. The demonstration comes a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned for the seventh time …

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Mandela family ‘dismayed’ by funeral corruption claims

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Nelson Mandela’s family has expressed “indignation and dismay” at allegations that officials stole and misspent $22 million intended for the anti-apartheid icon’s memorial events after his death in 2013. The country’s anti-corruption watchdog last week said it had uncovered evidence that millions of dollars …

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Switzerland to return $320m stolen by Nigerian dictator

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Around $321 million in public funds stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha will be returned to the African country, Switzerland said Monday. The money, originally deposited in Luxembourg, was confiscated by a Swiss court in late 2014 and in March last year the two …

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