Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian has been sentenced to life imprisonment, plus a $6 million fine, after a court in Taipei found him guilty of corruption. The verdict ends a high-profile case that lasted nearly three years.
The mayor of the upscale western French resort town of La Baule was happy to welcome Cameroonian President Paul Biya and his wife, Chantal. But when confronted with the couple's extravagant vacation tab, the mayor was not quite as forthcoming.
Israel's former prime minister, Ehud Olmert, has been indicted on three counts of corruption, the office of the attorney general has announced. Olmert resigned in September over the allegations but stayed in office as caretaker until March.
In a row that has shaken the country's financial sector, the head of Nigeria's anti-graft agency, Farida Waziri (pictured), warned a group of influential tycoons late on Tuesday that the deadline for them to repay debts or face arrest had expired.
Cameroon faces a serious food shortage, says a leaked government report, after it emerged that ministry officials had embezzled some 2 billion CFA francs ($4.3 million) of state subsidies aimed at raising production of maize.
A Lusaka court found former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba not guilty of corruption charges, but two co-accused businessmen were found guilty of theft and possession of state funds and were handed three-year prison sentences.
700 Mexican customs officers were fired over alleged corruption charges and replaced along the US border by the country's army, government officials said. Mexico has expressed concern about US weapons crossing into the country.
In this special edition on Eastern Europe: the fight against corruption in Bulgaria; Ukraine's communist past; a garden with Stalinist statues in Lithuania; and a Bulgarian minister who is also a sculptor.
Two major anti-drug operations in Mexico led to the arrest of 34 police officers suspected of corruption. July has been the country's bloodiest month since Felipe Calderon became president in 2006, with 854 deaths in the cartel wars.
Jean Ping, chairman of the African Union Commission, discusses his new book "Et l'Afrique brillera de mille feux" ("Africa will shine with a thousand points of light") , an account of the continent’s history and development.