Nauru President faces phosphate bribery allegations

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Baron Waqa’s office has denied that money was transferred between Getax and Nauruan politicians to secure a phosphate supply in 2008, a time of great prices volatility in agriminerals.

Baron Waqa the president of the small pacific island nation of Nauru, is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police over accusations that he accepted an Australian dollar (A$) 60,000 ($45,836*) bribe from a phosphate dealer to secure a cheap supply of the agrimineral.

The Australian state broadcaster,...

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