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Blatter blasts Infantino over lack of respect

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter accused his successor Gianni Infantino of showing a lack of respect for him in an interview with the BBC. The 80-year-old — who on Monday lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over a …

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Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man. An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million …

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COMMENT: Another way to fight corruption

COMMENT:By Joseph Bossa Under the non-punitive mechanism, the belief is that in a corruption-free environment, everybody gains If the number of laws on the statutes books and the number of institutions designed to curb corruption were a measure of their effect on corruption, that vice would have no hiding place …

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Reports say official took millions in doping bribes

Berlin, Germany | AFP | The wanted son of ousted international athletics president Lamine Diack took millions of euros from Russian competitors in return for “total protection” from failed doping tests, a new investigation said Friday. Germany’s ARD television and France’s Le Monde newspaper said six athletes each paid between 300,000 …

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Russia detains top general in bribery probe

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Russia has detained a general who heads a branch of Russia’s federal guard service after he allegedly took a large bribe, Interfax news agency reported Friday. The Federal Guard Service (FSO) is Moscow’s version of the US Secret Service and is responsible for ensuring the …

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Lwamafa, Obey and Kunsa run to Court of Appeal

Three jailed former officials of the Ministry of Public Service Jimmy Lwamafa, Christopher Obey and Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa have appealed the entire judgment and orders of the Anti-Corruption Court. Justice Lawrence Gidudu sentenced the officials on November 11 to seven, ten and five years in jail respectively after convicting  them on charges …

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Disgraced ex-IAAF chief’s friends pay French bail

Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  Longstanding friends of former Senegalese world athletics boss Lamine Diack, who faces charges of corruption and taking bribes to cover up doping cases in Russia, have stumped up a bail payment of 500,000 euros ($550,000), his family said Monday. A statement seen by AFP in …

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Russian economy minister sacked, held over ‘$2mn-bribe’ charges

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was sacked Tuesday and put under house arrest on suspicion of pocketing a two-million-dollar bribe in a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. Ulyukayev is the highest ranking official detained over suspected corruption since President Vladimir Putin took power in …

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Eskom chief resigns in graft scandal

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The head of South Africa’s state-owned power company Eskom has announced his resignation in a corruption scandal that has embroiled President Jacob Zuma. Brian Molefe became the first person to step down after a report released last week raised allegations of corrupt links between …

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