- US brings record recovery in corruption probe Updated: Mar-05-14 4:03 pm
- Quiet diplomacy faulted for Africa's anti-gay laws Updated: Feb-20-14 6:26 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has frozen more than $458 million in corruption proceeds deposited by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha (SAH'-nee ah-BA'-chah) and conspirators in banks around the world.
DAKAR, Senegal - Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met in his office with a team of U.S.-based rights activists concerned about legislation that would impose life sentences for some homosexual acts. South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined them by phone, pointing out similarities between Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and racist laws enforced under South Africa's former apartheid government.