An ex-minister from Mozambique gets 16 years in prison for corruption.
Maria Helena Taipo, a former minister of labor of Mozambique, was found guilty of corruption and given a 16-year prison term for embezzling more than $1.7 million (£1.4 million) in state money.
Along with her, several government representatives received sentences.
Embezzlement, violation of trust, abuse of position, economic engagement in business, and document forgery were the offences brought against the defendants.
Criminal activity took place between 2014 and 2015.
The stolen funds were used, among other things, to buy 50 bicycles, build a house, have parties, and buy end-of-year hampers.