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Fifa executive D'Hooghe cleared of corruption

Fifa executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe has been cleared of corruption by an investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The governing body's ethics committee found "insufficient evidence to suggest" that the 69-year-old Belgian "had violated their code of ethics".

Poll: corruption ‘very serious’ problem in New York government

A majority of New York state registered voters want part-time legislators to be required to fully disclose the sources and nature of their outside income, according to a poll to be published Tuesday by Siena College.The poll also found that 51% of respondents believe that corruption is a “very serious” problem in state government. A similar percentage believe that a set of proposals by New York governnor Andrew Cuomo, including some that address outside-income disclosure, would reduce such corruption.

Cartoons of President Xi Jinping fighting corruption are going viral in China

A mystery mainland video-maker put a comic spin on the national anti-graft drive over the Lunar New Year, releasing three propaganda cartoons of an animated President Xi Jinping fighting corruption.

Zambian ex-mines minister found guilty of corruption

Zambia's former mines minister was convicted of corruption on Monday for his role in the award of prospecting licences to a Chinese mining company in 2009.Delivering judgment in the matter, magistrate Lameck Mwale said the prosecution had proved that Maxwell Mwale interfered in the award of licences to Zhonghui International Mining Group.

Russia pressures anti-corruption group

The global anti-corruption group Transparency International is once again getting pressured by the Kremlin. The move is seen by Russia analysts as part of a broad plan to stifle criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration. VOANews

Egypt Mubarak-era ministers acquitted

A court in Egypt has cleared former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly of corruption charges at a retrial. The two men were accused of illegally profiteering from a deal with a German firm to import vehicle number plates. They were given prison sentences after being found guilty at their original trial in 2011, following the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.But their convictions were overturned by an appeals court in 2013.

Why corruption in Ukraine 'must be destroyed'

Widespread corruption, a plunging currency and the ongoing conflict with Russia could harm Ukraine's reform efforts, which are a condition of crucial financial aid, the mayor of capital Kiev told CNBC. "Everybody expects changes, everybody expects reforms but (this relies on) a very important point: we have to destroy corruption, with corruption any reform doesn't work," Kiev mayor and former boxer, Vitali Klitschko, said Wednesday.



China’s president Xi Jinping is the star of a cartoon series that has gone viral in that country. A mystery video-maker put a comic spin on the government’s anti-graft drive over the Lunar New Year, much to the amusement of the public.