Tag Archive | Corruption

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

[…]“Using the institutions of the state that they control — primarily the judiciary — they are sending a message to Rouhani and his supporters that they are in control of the political system,” Hashemi said. “And that they will oppose his attempts to engage with the Western world and promote more freedoms at home.” […]

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Iraqi PM names new cabinet to fight corruption

Iraqi PM names new cabinet to fight corruption

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi named Nizar Salem al-Numan as a candidate for the key post of oil minister on Thursday as part of a cabinet reshuffle aimed at fighting corruption, state television said citing its correspondent. Abadi also named prominent Shi’ite politician Ali Allawi for the post of finance minister and tagged Sharif Ali […]

S Africa: President Zuma heckled in annual speech

S Africa: President Zuma heckled in annual speech

Opposition members have disrupted South African President Jacob Zuma’s annual State of the Nation speech, with some politicians walking out of the joint session at parliament. Zuma had not yet stepped to the podium on Thursday when members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party delayed proceedings by raising questions before the much-anticipated address. After […]

Pope urges Mexico to fight for justice

Pope urges Mexico to fight for justice

Mexicans should battle against corruption and grisly drug gang violence, Pope Francis urged on Wednesday, just days before he is set to make his first tour of some of Mexico’s most violence-scarred regions as pontiff. Blighted by endemic corruption and cartel violence that have killed well over 100,000 people in the past decade, Mexico is […]

Egypt’s strange reaction over corruption findings

Egypt’s strange reaction over corruption findings

Egypt’s top auditor ignited an uproar when he estimated that corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Yet the anger was not directed against the government or even long-established oligarchs, but at the auditor himself. Hesham Genena has endured a barrage of criticism from pro-government media, well-connected businessmen and senior officials since he was […]

Moldovans demand new Government resign

Moldovans demand new Government resign

Thousands of Moldovans have rallied in the country’s capital, Chisinau, to demand the resignation of the newly appointed government and early elections. The protest was organized by two pro-Russian parties and a pro-EU anticorruption movement. A counter-rally in support of the government, which was also planned for January 24, was canceled to avoid clashes. Police […]

Honduras announces new anti-corruption body

Honduras announces new anti-corruption body

Honduras’s president, Juan Orlando Hernández, has announced the launch of a new international anti-corruption body to tackle criminal networks within the country’s political and judicial systems, in an attempt to appease anger over impunity and graft. The Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (Maccih) will have powers to independently investigate […]