David Rising, Associated Press Updated 3:51 am CST, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Edda Mueller, chairwoman of Transparency International Germany e.V. poses for the media with the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018, prior to the presentation of the yearly report at a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The flyer reading: 'Corruption Perceptions Index 2018'. less Edda Mueller, chairwoman of Transparency International Germany e.V. poses for the media with the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018, prior to the presentation of the yearly report at a news conference in Berlin, ... more Photo: Markus Schreiber, AP Photo: Markus Schreiber, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Edda Mueller, chairwoman of Transparency International Germany e.V. poses for the media … [Read more...] about Study: Corruption levels linked to health of democracies
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NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Airlines' newly acquired Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with a seating capacity of 400 passengers, arrives at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 8, 2013. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo With a long-delayed African “open skies” revolution still mired in red tape, Ethiopian has been snapping up stakes in small carriers around the continent to pre-empt potential rivals and become the dominant pan-African airline. The carrier is in talks with Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Republic and Djibouti about either launching airlines or securing landing spots, CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told Reuters. He also said in May the airline was looking to set up carriers in Equatorial … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Somalian soldier walks past a consignment of charcoal destined for the export market in Barawe October 12, 2014. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA)/File Photo In the unpublished annual report to the U.N. Security Council, the monitors add that domestic revenue generation by al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab “is more geographically diversified and systematic” than that of Somalia’s federal government. The report says that since March the main destination for shipments - using fake country of origin certificates from Comoros, Ivory Coast and Ghana - has been ports in Iran, where the charcoal is packaged into white bags labeled “Product of Iran”. “The bags were then reloaded onto smaller, … [Read more...] about Iran is new transit point for Somali charcoal in illicit trade…
PUBLISHED: 08:26 13 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 13 July 2018 Caroline Culot Cliff House, Mundesley, for sale. Pic: www.watsons-property.co.uk If you have driven or walked through Mundesley, you can’t fail to have noticed this mysterious residence in an elevated position overlooking the sea. But few know the history behind it. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit Cliff House, Paston Road, for sale for a guide price of £625,000. Cliff House, Mundesley, for sale. Pic: www.watsons-property.co.uk This is a house which you notice because it sits majestically at the highest point of the village, as you go through Mundesley, with its side windows facing out to the sea. Believed to date from 1830, this late Georgian home boasts a cobblestone exterior and was built for Francis Wheatley, a vice admiral of the coast, who ran his own business importing coal in the mid 19th century when Mundesley was a small port importing coal and timber which was unloaded on the beach … [Read more...] about Just what is the secret about this house of mystery for sale on Mundesley cliff?