Paul Handley

Paul Handley is a former AFP bureau chief in Riyadh. He is currently the US security correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Washington DC, covering crime, justice and US politics. His reporting has appeared in Business Insider, New Zealand Herald, AlterNet, France 24, Yahoo, The New York Times, The Times South Africa, The Globe and Mail, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He is author of The King Never Smiles about the late Thai monarch.

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

Top diplomat implicates Trump in explosive impeachment testimony

Gordon Sondland says he followed the president's orders in seeking a "quid pro quo" deal for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden

Fireworks expected as televised Trump impeachment hearings open

Trump says the inquiry is "corrupt" and "illegal," and maintains he did nothing wrong

Trump denounces impeachment inquiry as a ‘coup’

Trump faces the possibility of becoming only the third US president ever impeached by Congress

Trump attacks Mueller ahead of testimony on Russia probe

Two days before Mueller testifies the president repeated his longstanding claim it was a biased 'witch hunt'

Iran accuses US of ‘unacceptable’ escalation in tensions

Despite international scepticism, the US government has been pointing to increasing threats from Iran

Trump declares ‘complete exoneration’ after Mueller finds no collusion

Mueller report clears Russian collusion claims, but does not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice.

US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

​The US Justice Department has unveiled sweeping charges against Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the US and China

Phantom-like Mueller holds Washington spellbound

Eighteen months into his investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller has the US capital spellbound

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

The US is prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court, says National Security Adviser John Bolton

The man who pledged to ‘take a bullet’ for Trump

On Tuesday that once-deep loyalty melted away when Cohen stunningly implicated the US president in two felony crimes

Manafort conviction and Cohen plea boost Mueller probe

The cases of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen won't end Trump's crusade to tar Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt"

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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