The removal of a Ministry of State Security leader may be the beginning of a new chapter in China's anti-corruption campaign.
A Chinese soldier stands guard behind a door of the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on March 3.(GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
“Buhari’s hoping that difficult times lead to greater support for him,” Mark Schroeder, an Africa analyst at Stratfor, a geopolitical advisory company, said by phone from Austin, Texas. “The poor handling of the insurgency has raised criticism of the Jonathan government and shifted support to the opposition.”
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A local chapter of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party admitted to taking political donations from companies in exchange for government subsidies, The Japan Times reported March 3.
China’s People’s Liberation Army has announced anti-corruption investigations on 14 senior military officials, including the son of a former official in China’s powerful defense body, SCMP reported March 3.
Turkey’s third largest state bank has obtained approval from the regulator to establish an Islamic banking unit capitalized at $300 million, Anadolu Agency reported March 3, citing a statement from the bank.
Russia may consider a discount on gas deliveries to Ukraine, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said March 3, TASS reported, a day after an agreement reached at EU-mediated talks in Brussels to resolve a gas payments dispute.