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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(...)

 Floyd Shivambu and  Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).  Photograph: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Allegations of corruption that have been levelled at the leadership of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party could not have come at a w(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma: Legal experts estimate he is liable for fees of up to at least €2 million. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty

Former South African president Jacob Zuma must return the equivalent of at least €1 million to the state after a court ruled that he illegally used ta(...)

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan  testifies at the state capture inquiry in Johannesburg, which is investigating public sector corruption in South Africa. Photograph: EPA

Evidence that former president Jacob Zuma was a key facilitator of attempts to plunder state resources is mounting at an inquiry looking into public s(...)

Pravin Gordhan, South African minister of public Enterprise,  at the hearings of the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector including organs of state on November 19th in Johannesburg Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty

South Africa has been significantly damaged by high-level corruption in government and the public sector in recent years, former finance minister Prav(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: after appointment, he was criticised for not immediately dealing with high-level graft. Photograph: Nic Bothma

South Africa’s new president has managed to keep his promise to tackle government and public sector corruption since coming to power, overcoming the r(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.

South Africa’s government will eradicate corruption as it seeks to improve the country’s image abroad and attract more foreign investment, president C(...)

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa: has acted swiftly to restore public trust in his government.  Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Cyril Ramaphosa’s deft handling of his finance’s minister’s resignation last week highlights the South African president’s ability to turn a significa(...)

South Africa’s finance minister Nhlanhla Nene  is the first minister to appear at the commission of inquiry into corruption in the public sector. Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s finance minister has said he was fired from his cabinet post in 2015 by former president Jacob Zuma for refusing to sanction government(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is alleged to have enabled the Guptas  to offer cabinet posts to ruling party members prepared to do their bidding. File photograph: Reuters

The head of an inquiry into state-sponsored corruption has been given an 18-month extension to its lifespan, though witness hearings have only just be(...)

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