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FIFA’s ethics committee clears Infantino after investigation

by on August 19, 2020 0
FIFA’s independent ethics committee has cleared the organisation’s president Gianni Infantino of any alleged breach of its code, world soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. Swiss authorities last month decided to open criminal proceedings against Infantino to look into meetings between the FIFA chief and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. Lauber and Infantino have... Read More

South Africa investigates COVID-linked corruption of $290 million

by on August 19, 2020 0
South African authorities are investigating government departments for graft over irregularities in coronavirus-related tenders worth 5 billion rand ($290 million), the head of its Special Investigating Unit (SIU) told lawmakers on Wednesday. The figure is likely to add to pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress, who have struggled to... Read More

Apple Pay and App Store face investigation over competition rules

by on June 16, 2020 0
Apple Pay and the iOS App Store are being investigated over potential breaches of European competition rules, the EU’s competition commission announced on Tuesday. The two investigations come after years of growing criticism of Apple’s practices from competitors including Spotify and regulators in the US and EU. As the only way that developers can distribute iPhone and... Read More

Facebook’s Giphy deal investigated by competition authority

by on June 12, 2020 0
Facebook’s takeover of Giphy, a search engine for funny reaction images, is being investigated by the UK’s competition authority. Giphy’s vast library of looping short video animations is hugely popular in Facebook’s apps. But it also provides animations to competitors like TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter. Now, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is... Read More

AfDB board bows to US pressure to probe its president

by on May 27, 2020 0
The African Development Bank’s board agreed to an independent probe of its president, Akinwumi Adesina, after the U.S. rejected an internal investigation that cleared him of allegations of favoritism. Africa’s largest multilateral lender decided on the inquiry after several governments backed U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s criticism of a bank-led examination into the allegations,... Read More