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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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DR Congo sacks more than 250 ‘fake’ or corrupt judges

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday sacked more than 250 magistrates who did not have a law degree or were accused of corruption. President Joseph Kabila has “sanctioned more than 200 individuals who do not fulfil the conditions to function as magistrates,” Justice …

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New Asset Recovery Bill still facing challenges – IGG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja has emphasised a need to have a law on Non-Conviction Based Asset Recovery to allow government attach assets of people who acquire wealth through corruption. Mulyagonja says that the law will enable her office, once it …

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Angolan ex-strongman’s son planned to steal $1.5 bln: govt

Luanda, Angola | AFP | The son of Angola’s former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5 billion when he ran the oil-rich country’s sovereign wealth fund, the finance ministry said Monday. The figure is three times higher than an initial sum illegally transferred to a London …

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Park’s downfall: from student protests to 24-year sentence

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  The epic scandal that led Friday to the jailing of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye for 24 years broke more than 18 months ago. The once-popular leader and her confidante Choi Soon-sil were ensnared by allegations of dodgy links with big business, abuse …

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