Will new Uzbek president alter the dictatorial course?

New leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has Uzbekistan's people wondering if the hard-line rule under Islam Karimov will change.

South Africa

South Africa's Zuma facing another no-confidence vote

Reports say at least three cabinet ministers turn against South Africa's beleaguered president in a scheduled meeting.

South Korea

South Korea's Park 'involved' in scandal: prosecutors

Prosecutors say president was involved "as a conspirator in a considerable part of the criminal activities by suspects".

South Korea

Latest huge protest held against South Korea's Park

Masses of South Koreans descend on downtown Seoul for fourth time, urging President Park quit over political scandal.

South Korea

South Korea's Park may be questioned next week

Statement comes after prosecutors investigating scandal involving confidante expressed intention to question president.


Putin fires economy minister over $2m bribe charges

Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev is the most senior government official to face charges in years.

Inside Story

Will India's banknote crackdown end graft?

Millions struggle to get cash a week after India's government withdrew high-value banknotes from circulation.

South Korea

S Korea prosecutors want to question president

Amid growing political scandal, Park will be the first sitting president questioned by prosecutors in a criminal case.

South Korea

Samsung offices searched in widening South Korea probe

Electronics giant suspected of secretly funding sports activities of daughter of president's confidante Choi Soon-sil.

South Africa

'I do not fear prison', says South Africa's Zuma

President cites decade in jail during apartheid era after report suggests judicial probe into alleged corruption.


Egypt bans TV interview with corruption critic

Egypt's former chief auditor Hesham Genena went on trial after exposing corruption totalling $75bn in 2012-15.


Mexico official accused of corruption on the run

Prosecutors said Javier Duarte, who has an arrest warrant issued in his name, also had links to organised crimes.


Kenyan foreign minister on corruption claims

Kenyan FM Amina Mohamed denies country's auditor-general report that $2bn from Eurobond sale is unaccounted for.


Kenya's FM: 'We're winning the war' against al-Shabab

Amina Mohamed responds to questions on ethnic Somalis facing discrimination in Kenya, and the war against al-Shabab.


Thailand introduces new anti-corruption court

Ruling generals seen as trying to prove their sincerity by fundamentally reforming country's legal process.