Sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest oil producer, the Republic of the Congo’s state-owned oil company, Société nationale des pétroles du Congo (SNPC) is carrying billions of dollars in debt, according to a Global Witness report released on Monday.
In the largest drug seizure in at least several years in Bosnia and Herzegovina, police have confiscated some 400 kilograms of skunk (cannabis) worth several million dollars in the central Bosnian town of Gornji Vakuf, the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) said in a statement Monday.
Just hours after Angolan authorities named him suspect in a criminal investigation, police in Lisbon found the senior manager of a Portuguse bank dead in his home.
Brazil’s State Prosecution Office has filed a criminal complaint against Glenn Greenwald, journalist and co-founder of the Intercept on Tuesday, accusing him of having illegally obtained a series of online chats between prosecutors and the judge who was overseeing Brazil’s biggest corruption case, Operation Car Wash.
Anti-graft efforts are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in more than two-thirds of the world’s countries, including the most advanced economies of the G7, Transparency International (TI) warned on Thursday in its 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI).
The president of the International Weightlifting Federation, IWF, will step aside for 90 days to allow independent investigators to look into allegations of corruption and doping violations made against him by a German TV station, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Although a criminal complaint implicating Austrian banks in money laundering was filed in February 2019, authorities in Vienna never launched an official investigation into the allegations that mainly target Raiffeisen Bank International, the Austrian weekly news magazine profil said on Monday.
Authorities removed a former member of Ukraine’s parliament from a London-bound flight that was about to take off, suspecting he was about to flee from prosecution after having been charged with land plot fraud, the Kyiv Post reported on Monday.
A Chinese court sentenced the former head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 and a half years in prison for taking bribes while serving in China as a public security official and maritime police chief, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.