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Bulgaria's National Assembly is set to discuss a bill of amendments to the recently-passed controversial law meant to fight corruption, which will introduce a transition period concerning conflict of interest for municipal councillors. As it stands, the law bans councillors from owning any companies that do ...
The President also asked the Indian businessmen to not entertain corruption as he is trying his best to cleanse the government of corrupt individuals. Duterte also urged them to let him know if they encounter government workers who are asking them of for more money. "Everybody will be protected and I will ...
Mr Austin has told the ABC it is time Australia joined other countries in cracking down on Russian corruption. "I would say to politicians in Australia, look at what's happening in Russia, look at how Russian people are being stolen from and in some cases murdered, and ask yourselves, whose side are you ...
The past few weeks saw the fall of once-powerful political leaders owing to corruption. Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was convicted and President Zuma of South Africa had to resign. Earlier, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe was forced to quit and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was impeached ...
President Muhammadu Buhari visited Adamawa on Tuesday where he spoke at an anti-corruption event. The president's praised the state for its effort in ... As I had predicted, today I am proud to note that we have not relented in our determination to fight corruption. We are fixing our problems together.
Buhari who spoke when he received some elders from Daura on a condolence visit to him said he was not surprised by the increasing number of those denying ownership or disclaiming the properties traced to them by the various anti-corruption agencies. "So as a civil servant, you have 10 houses in Abuja ...
But the debate on his State of the Nation Address (Sona) has also seen Ramaphosa come under pressure to act swiftly and decisively on state capture and corruption and the make-up of his Cabinet, while party divisions emerged over the land question. Ramaphosa also came under fire for announcing ...
Cape Town - corruption leads to lower economic growth and fewer jobs, and those implicated should be charged, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Monday. He was speaking in Parliament during the debate on the State of the Nation Address. Patel highlighted corruption in both the ...
According to local media La Prensa the U.S. Embassy in Honduras says it will work with the OAS so that the organization can "quickly and transparently" choose a new director of the OAS-backed Support Mission Against Impunity and corruption in Honduras (Maccih). The former Maccih director, Juan ...
Ukraine has made considerable progress since 2014 in draining pools of corruption in the gas business, a major source of income for crooked tycoons under Mr. Yanukovych. It has overhauled the state energy company, Naftogaz, and reduced the scope for corrupt gas deals by insiders by cutting its ...
It is true that the teaching community is becoming submerged in the culture of silence. Any country that turns a deaf ear to academic corruption will not be able to provide quality education. We need to educate India to break the culture of silence. Culture of academic corruption will lead to culture of violence ...
The dispute erupted six years ago after France, under pressure from anti-corruption campaigners, began to move against Obiang, whose father, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has run Equatorial Guinea since 1979. The landmark case - spearheaded by two anti-corruption NGOs, Sherpa and ...
The chief of a Honduran anti-corruption mission announced his resignation in an open letter posted on twitter Thursday, saying he was disappointed with ... Jimenez said he traveled to Washington to seek the help of the OAS to advance the corruption investigations in Honduras and deal with the pressure ...
Kenya is facing a leadership crisis despite its many administration degree programmes, Chief Justice David Maraga has said. Maraga described the country's leadership as being on trial and said there is evidence of this. Reiterating that corruption is a pandemic in the country, he accused political leaders ...
An activist and public affairs commentator in Adamawa, Alhaji Suleiman Baba-Jada has urged Nigerians to render more support to the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle corruption and other challenges facing the nation. Baba-Jada told News men in an interview on Monday in Yola that what ...

Cape Town - Former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer has been found guilty of corruption. Judgment was delivered in the Western Cape High Court on Monday afternoon. Lamoer, brigadiers Darrius van der ross and Colin Govender, as well as Cape Town businessman Saleem Dawjee ...
A top official at the European central bank has been detained as part of a criminal probe by anti-corruption investigators in Latvia. Ilmars Rimšēvičs, who has led Latvia's central bank for 16 years and sits on the governing council of the ECB, was detained on Saturday. The country's anti-corruption agency ...
After the forced resignation of Jacob Zuma as South Africa's president, DAP leader Lim Kit Siang wonders when Malaysia will have a new dawn to save it from the "abyss of a global kleptocracy". Lim said this is only possible if there is a change of federal government in Putrajaya in the upcoming general ...
President Peter Mutharika has been urged to renew his vows to fight corruption and be hands on in rebuilding the country's economy as well as stamp out nepotism other than engage in hideous photo-opportunities staged by his inept handlers instead of tackling the real fundamental issues that are making ...
Johannesburg - Certain aspects of President Cyril Ramaphosa's state-of-the-nation address (Sona) are to be welcomed, but the rest was mainly "business as usual", the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Sunday. "We welcome his commitment to decisively deal with corruption, ...
According to the BBC, Instagram has blocked Russian users from viewing posts by an alleged Russian escort that became fodder for an investigation by Alexei Navalny. Navalny is an opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner who has been jailed by Russian authorities and, more recently, barred ...
Cyril Ramaphosa arrives at parliament for his first state of the nation address on Friday. Photograph: Nasief Manie/AP. Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of South Africa, is expected to move within days to purge his cabinet of ministers tainted by allegations of corruption, and to intensify efforts to bring to ...
Does corruption affect the quality of education in the country? Yes, it does. As the saying goes, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Corrupt people holding top positions will focus more on making money than on providing quality education. Expecting such people to bring about reforms ...
Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko on Saturday urged lawmakers to find a compromise on a draft law paving the way for a new anti-corruption court, demanded by Kiev's Western allies. The bill, which in its current form has faced heavy criticism from the International Monetary Fund, provides for the ...
Kigali, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- A report conducted by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has pointed to continuous incidents of gender-based corruption in Rwanda's public work places. The research was conducted in 120 public institutions with 1300 respondents. 65.3 percent of ...
Danila Serra, a professor at Southern Methodist University, US, who won the 2017 International Foundation for Research in Experimental economics Vernon Smith Ascending Scholar Prize for her research, has investigated the causes of corruption. A key conclusion she comes to is that culture does indeed ...
"No doubt, the Buhari administration declared a war on corruption. But the regime is currently sabotaging the war through the questionable reinstatement of highly corrupt public officers", he told Thisday. "Apart from the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, other anti-graft agencies have been ...
Buhari's promise to fight corruption found anchorage in the people's fancies and expectations. Security and the economy were some of the other critical promises. The belief was that once corruption was dealt with, other issues would fall in place to produce a bigger and complete picture of national rebirth ...
South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on Friday. There are high expectations for Ramaphosa to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma who resigned on Wednesday. -- AP Photo/Ruvan ...
Investigators from the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's Office have served subpoenas at county headquarters seeking records on multiple officials at the top of Armond Budish's administration. There are two tracks here, possibly related, but little information on the direction of the investigation is available so ...
The high-profile corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez was recently dropped by Federal Prosecutors after a five-year investigation into gifts and campaign contributions given to the senator by a friend who wanted political help. The trial had ended in a hung jury. prosecutors then ...
The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that corruption will return to the country "automatically" if Nigerians vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Mr. Amaechi said this to journalists on Thursday at his office. "Let me tell you, if we don't win, corruption will come back automatically," he ...
Yusuf Usman, executive secretary, National health insurance Scheme, has accused corrupt individuals of trying to deter him from fighting against graft. Usman said this in reaction to criticisms concerning his reinstatement as executive secretary of National health insurance Scheme by President ...
Ukraine's future as an independent and sovereign state will depend as much on winning its internal war on corruption and fixing its broken government as on keeping Russia contained in the east. If Kiev emerges as a reformist success story, its example will send shock waves through the post-Soviet space ...
Wangamati issued this warning on Wednesday when he presided over the passing-out parade of 21 officers at the county headquarters in Bungoma town. "I have often warned about the monster of corruption since taking office as the second Governor of Bungoma. That is something we will not entertain," ...
Karachi: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Thursday indicted Former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon in the Rs5.76 billion corruption case. Memon and eleven others accused in the corruption reference were arrested by NAB in October last year. NAB arrested PPP leader of ...
The top five causes of corruption as identified by respondents were: State officials have too much discretionary power as authorised by laws, there is a lack of transparency in the political system and there are obstacles to scrutinising it, law enforcement is weak, there is a lack of good governance and ...
This year's Rio Carnival has been won with a lurid attack on social ills and corruption in Brazil. The Beija Flor school showed the country with a huge rat in charge, while politicians were seen holding briefcases lined with gold. Beija Flor beat 12 other schools to win the top prize at the carnival for a 14th time.
Jacob Zuma became South Africa's president in 2009 amid suspicions of corruption. After nine years in office, and many more allegations, he resigned Wednesday after his own African National Congress party told him it was time to go. Zuma, 75, was a political survivor. But he never escaped the taint of ...
This is not the first time Mr. Netanyahu has struggled with corruption investigations -- he is sometimes referred to as Mr. Teflon for the trouble the police have had getting accusations to stick -- nor is he the first of the country's prime ministers to do so. Here's a brief timeline of his predecessors' run-ins with ...
The more than 50 court proceedings investigating corruption by leading members of the Popular Party (PP) offer a bleak picture of the political group, which is headed by current Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The accusations made in court on Monday by Francisco Granados, once one of the party's most ...
Baltimore (AP) -- Baltimore's latest police corruption Saga could be tough to sell as a TV crime drama, short on heroes and too extreme to attract loyal viewers. Detectives in an elite unit praised for taking guns off the streets secretly dedicated themselves to shaking down citizens and hunting for ...
Because of the secrecy they can provide, anonymous companies represent an important nexus of corruption, money laundering, transnational organized crime, and terrorism, which directly harm U.S. interests. As one of the main facilitators of anonymous companies, the United States should pass ...
A South Korean court has sentenced Choi Soon-sil, an old friend of former President Park Geun-hye, to 20 years in jail for corruption, influence-peddling and abuse of power. Choi was at the heart of a massive corruption scandal that brought down Ms Park, the country's first female president. She had acted ...
A new Justice Department policy will also make it harder to enforce labor and civil rights law. By Charles P. Pierce. Feb 12, 2018. Getty. Another element of Infrastructure Week apparently is going to be a very vigorous effort to dismantle the administrative state, as the long-deceased Steve Bannon once put it. The New York ...
On the surface, the only things Illinois attorney general candidates running in the March 20 Republican primary share are membership in the GOP and law degrees from prestigious universities. Yet, when it comes to issues such as political malfeasance and opioid abuse, they aren't far apart. A litigator for ...
Some corrupt men came from one party and build another party, today APC, corruption is in charge, PDP, and corruption is in charge. I am saying we must fight corruption. I am involved in a small group trying to make out something for Nigeria and we decided that anybody who wants to be involved in the ...
Ukraine's anti-corruption reform seems to be a struggle of "two steps forward, one step back." Ukrainian society and the international community were outraged by the severe pressure exerted over Ukraine's newly established National Anti-corruption Bureau (NABU) in late autumn/early winter.


resources


  Amnesty International
  caught Public list of judicial & prosecutorial misconduct in Rhode Island
  China Government information service
  Corruption Online Research & Information Service
  Daily Corruption News - Transparency International
  Green Left Daily - Australia
  mediareform.net
  MilitaryCorruption.com
  Transparency International archives

  InfoShop.org News Kiosk
  Common Dreams News Center
  FAIR - Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting
  skolnicksreport.com [judicial in corruption, U.S.]

 

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