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Former South African president Jacob Zuma: hit back at the report on Twitter. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is facing a new wave of corruption allegations following the release of a report that claims an illegal spy (...)

Angelo Agrizzi, former COO of Bosasa, testifies at the commission of inquiry  in January in Johannesburg. Photograph:  by Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty

A multimillion-euro facilities management company that has been implicated in a massive public sector corruption scandal in South Africa has gone into(...)

 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Photograph: Siyabulela Duda/EPA

The scale of the alleged corruption involving South Africa’s elite that has emerged in recent months is a concern for the ruling African National Cong(...)

Former Bosasa executives  Angelo Agrizzi (left) and Frans Vorster arrive at the special commercial crimes court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: Shafiek Tassiem/Reuters

The whistleblower who gave damning evidence to an inquiry in South Africa, implicating top ruling party officials in serious wrongdoing, has been char(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee at Government Buildings. Mr Varadkar phoned  Theresa May this week and reminded her that it was “unusual” to go back on an agreement

Senior figures in Dublin and Brussels almost seemed to lose the rag this week as events in the House of Commons took another unexpected twist and plun(...)

Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa. Photograph: Rogan Ward/File Photo/Reuters

A Dublin-based oil and gas company has been drawn into a massive corruption scandal in South Africa by a whistleblower testifying at a commission of i(...)

Angelo Agrizzi, Former COO of Bosasa,  testifies at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg. Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma received a cash bribe in person from the CEO of a multibillion-rand facilities company accused of public sec(...)

A member of security gestures to the photographer as former Bosasa chief operations officer, Angelo Agrizzi arrives at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, probing state capture in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 21st Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

A whistleblower who gave explosive evidence to a public inquiry into political corruption in South Africa last week is set to continue his testimony o(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil Brazil began a sombre new era on January 1st with the inauguration of its new president, far-right 63-year-old populist provocateur Jair Bolso(...)

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