After repeated indictments at South Africa’s courts and a rising tide of discontent from his population, President Zuma seems to be at the end of the line.
Brazil’s labour force which was already hurting due to recession was dealt a severe blow by its own government’s participation in flexibilisation of labour laws in order to further reduce labour costs.
The prosecutor claims it is to weaken Temer’s defense in the corruption case with JBS meatpackers, accusations he continues to deny.
As the law now stands, it is up to federal prosecutors to hammer out the details of plea bargains. Opening the possibility that defence lawyers could ask the top court to decide on the terms would slow down the speed at which such agreements are made.
The US Has Indicted a Ukrainian Oligarch for Bribing Indian Officials. Why is Modi’s CBI Not Acting?
Dmytro Firtash, accused of orchestrating bribes worth $18.5 million to Indian officials, has argued that the charges against him should be dismissed because the Indian government is not pursuing criminal charges.
Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil’s democracy hangs in the balance.
The CBI’s decision to go after NDTV and its founders – while ignoring cases against the Adanis, Ambanis and other powerful businesses despite serious evidence – doesn’t bode well for the agency.
Park’s long time confidante Choi Soon-sil’s daughter is being brought back from Denmark where she was hiding to avoid prosecution.
However much Modi tries to convince people that things are better today than in the pre-NDA era, his government has struggled to make considerable progress in most areas of India’s political economy.
Brazil’s political crisis is spiralling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorising a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
The release of the plea-bargain testimony by Brazil’s top court raises serious doubts about whether Michel Temer can maintain his grip on the presidency.
Citizens came out in large numbers to protest against the government’s corruption and the increasing gaps between the rich and poor.
The investigation raised the possibility of Brazil seeing a second president fall in less than a year, with Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts.
Last year, around $15 billion was stolen from the public purse under the previous Nigerian government through fraudulent arms procurement deals.
Special teams also raided the premises of Chidambaram and INX’s Indrani and Peter Mukherjea over irregularities in manner in which FDI approval was granted.
The draft law allows businessmen to reveal stolen funds and repay them. Some estimate that $ 3 billion could be initially returned under the law.
A government committee has found that the first iteration of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana failed to achieve key objectives while monetarily benefiting a great number of training institutes.
Lula, a hero to many working-class Brazilians since his two terms in office, flatly dismissed the charges, saying the media had “massacred” his character.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Wife Summoned as Accused in Disproportionate Assets Case
Singh reportedly amassed assets worth around Rs 10 crore which were disproportionate by 192% to his total income during his tenure as a Union minister.
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Brazilian courts have already sentenced Dirceu in two separate trials to 32 years in jail on corruption, money-laundering and conspiracy charges.
The special cell to help constitute the Joint Investigation Team to probe Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged corruption.
Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has been booked for allegedly trying to influence the coal scam probe while in office.
Palocci has offered details on Operation Car Wash, which had unravelled a bribery scheme at top level Brazilian politics and is an ongoing investigation.
Nigeria’s topmost government servant, as well as the nation’s spy master, were suspended by President Buhari over alleged corruption charges.
Founding editor of The Wire M.K. Venu interviews Ashish Khetan, senior spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party and chairman of the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi about Vijay Mallya’s arrest and the fight against corruption in big business.
The ministers under investigation include close advisers such as Temer’s chief of staff Eliseu Padilha, considered key to negotiations on a landmark pension reform to rein in government spending and runaway public debt.
The changes ceded by Temer could reduce the savings the government expected with the reform to cut some of the world’s most generous pension benefits.
Dangwimsai Pul wants permission to lodge an FIR to investigate the allegations made against senior judges and politicians in her husband’s suicide note.
The sting against several Trinamool Congress leaders, showing them allegedly accepting cash, is now beginning to bite the party
Extracts from C. Rammanohar Reddy’s Demonetisation and Black Money that explore whether the note ban had any impact on the rich, how Digital India entered the narrative and the impact of the move on the poor.
A corruption investigation into Pakistan’s loss-making carrier is currently on.
Prakash Karat, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Dangwimsai Pul and activists from the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information held a public rally to protest against the Centre’s systematic weakening of anti-corruption efforts.
Brazil’s top prosecutor wants to investigate senior ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senators from his PMDB party for corruption.
Despite the hardships, why do many people continue to back what most economists and analysts have termed a bad policy?
The collapse of a trial in Canada about alleged corruption in the World Bank-funded construction of Bangladesh’s Padma bridge doesn’t mean what the government wants us to think.
Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
President Klaus Iohannis blasted the government over the decree that would have effectively shielded dozens of public officials from prosecution
When it comes to the art of enjoying a shower without getting wet, Narendra Modi is many shades better than Manmohan Singh.
If India continues to rely on PILs to litigate corruption, it shall forever remain wedded to the courts, stopping Indian justice from flourishing.