May 20th, 2014
Kidnappings are a fact of life in Nigeria. It is a rare day that passes without a kidnapping. According to one database, there were 3,608 kidnappings in 2013 alone, and 2,285 in the first four months of 2014. It is an epidemic. But it’s also a business. Kidnap victims rarely die – that would defeat [...
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Jul 3rd, 2012
French police have raided the home and offices of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy as part of an investigation into illegal campaign financing and alleged brown envelopes of cash from France’s wealthiest woman, the L’Oreal hairspray heiress Liliane Bettencourt. Police searched ...
Jan 3rd, 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy has been named by an investigation into an alleged party funding corruption scandal said to have led to the deaths of 11 French engineers in a Pakistan bomb attack. It is claimed Mr Sarkozy must have been aware of the establishment of a shell company suspected of diverting cash from a...
Jan 24th, 2011
GENEVA — A $21.7 billion development fund backed by celebrities and hailed as an alternative to the bureaucracy of the United Nations is seeing as much as two-thirds of some grants eaten up by corruption, The Associated Press has learned. Much of the money has been accounted for with forged documents...