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Zambian President Names New Anti-Graft Chief

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s new president is replacing the country’s top anti-corruption official. The announcement from President Michael Sata’s office Saturday is the latest in a series of moves ridding the government of anyone perceived to have close ties to his predecessor. Mr. Sata named Rosewin Wandi to take over as director general of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). […]

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Ex-Croatian PM Charged With Bribe

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Croatian prosecutors have indicted former prime minister Ivo Sanader for taking a bribe from a Hungarian energy company that secured the firm a dominant position in Croatia’s market. In a statement Friday, the prosecutors say Mr. Sanader reached the deal with Hungary’s MOL energy group in 2008 for $13.5 million, giving the company about a […]

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Malaysian Anti-Graft Officers Arrested for Theft

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 3:23 am (UTC-5)
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Three Malaysian anti-corruption officers have been accused of robbing money lenders of $300,000 at Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport. Malaysia’s The Star newspaper says the trio went to the airport last week to investigate suspected money laundering by several money changers. The three confronted at least one of the money changers and questioned him before asking […]

India Police Arrest Lawmaker on Bribery Charges

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India have arrested a federal lawmaker for allegedly bribing other lawmakers during a crucial confidence vote three years ago. Amar Singh was arrested Tuesday after being accused of bribing three members of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. At the time of the 2008 confidence vote, Singh was a member of the Socialist Party, […]

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2 Prominent Indians Arrested in Mining Scandal

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a powerful politician and a businessman in connection with illegal iron ore mining in mineral-rich Karnataka state. Indian officials said federal agents raided the home of former minister in Karnataka state, G. Janardhana Reddy, early Monday and also arrested his cousin, managing director of the family-run Obulapuram mining […]

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Indian Mining Baron Arrested

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a former politician who is a mining baron in India’s mineral-rich Karnataka state. Federal agents arrested G. Janardhana Reddy early Monday. The agents also arrested Reddy’s cousin, Srinivas Reddy, managing director of the family-run Obulapuram mining company. Officials say the men were arrested on charges of illegal mining […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Returns Home

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has returned to his native village, after being released from the hospital following a 13-day hunger strike. Hazare was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters as he arrived in Ralegan Siddhi in the western state of Maharashtra late Wednesday. The 74-year old activist had been hospitalized in New Delhi […]

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Kenyan Anti-Corruption Chief to Leave Office

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s anti-corruption chief and four of his deputies are leaving office after President Mwai Kibaki signed a law establishing a new agency to investigate graft. The revamped anti-corruption effort is part of the country’s new constitution, and will feature new directors who will take office within three months. Patrick Lumumba, the director of the Kenya […]

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Anti-Graft Activist’s Health is Improving

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Doctors said Monday an Indian anti-graft activist is making a good recovery in a hospital after ending a 13-day hunger strike. Seventy-four-year-old Anna Hazare ended his hunger strike Sunday after parliament agreed to some of his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. His fast united millions of Indians against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government. Hazare’s physician, […]

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Indian Anti-Graft Activist Ends Hunger Strike

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indian reform activist, whose protest galvanized the nation’s anger about corruption, is stopping his hunger strike, after parliament agreed to some of his demands for tougher anti-corruption legislation. Anna Hazare’s fast ended Sunday at an outdoor venue in New Delhi when two young children handed him a glass of coconut water and honey — […]

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