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UNODC assists Senegal in its fight against money-laundering

An intensive training on financial investigation delivered to Senegalese authorities ended on 22 May. Organized by UNODC, through its Global Programme against Money-Laundering (GPML), the training sessions on investigative means to fight money-laundering took place in schools and training centres of Dakar, between April and May 2015. – UNODC

107 groups urge World Bank to end corporate anonymity in public procurement

Transparency International-USA along with Transparency International, Global Witness, the Open Contracting Partnership, Oxfam, Save the Children and 101 other organizations sent a letter to the World Bank Monday asking the Bank to collect and disclose the identity of all legal entity bidders on Bank-financed contracts. – FCPABlog

ACB to probe Malawi president top aide’s mind boggling wealth

Malawi President Peter Mutharika’s long-time special adviser and assistant, Ben Phiri, is facing investigations by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on allegations of wrongful self-enrichment after reports indicate that he has become an instant billionaire. –

Fifa postpones start of 2026 world cup bidding amid turmoil

Fifa has suspended the 2026 World Cup bidding process amid a widening corruption scandal implicating previous bid contests. Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says it would be "nonsense" to begin the process now. – Huffington Post

Guatemalan president faces corruption investigation

Guatemala's president will be investigated in a corruption probe and could be stripped of immunity that protects him from prosecution. The Central American nation's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that President Otto Perez Molina should be investigated and asked the country's lawmakers to lift the President's immunity. – CNN

Public service is less fun if you can’t take bribes

Government jobs have long been prized in China. Most years new records are set for the number of people sitting civil-service exams. University students, for all their disenchantment with politics, have been flocking to join the Communist Party in the hope of getting a leg-up into the bureaucracy. Such a career has offered security and perks aplenty. The only drawback has been pitifully low wages. This month officials are to get their first pay rises in nearly a decade; even so, many are heading for the door. Students are showing signs of losing interest in the career. Civil servants are anxious. – The Economist

We have a strong anti-corruption culture: Zuma

Video: President Jacob Zuma recently claimed that South Africa has an anti-corruption culture at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Cape Town. – TimesLive

Once riddled with corruption, Slovakia sets a new standard for transparency

In Slovakia, all public procurement documentation, judicial verdicts, and government contracts are online. –

Nigeria and corruption: what Presdent Buhari must do to tackle it

Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, Nigeria, has been crippled since its independence by political instability, inadequate infrastructure, poor macroeconomic management, and above all, corruption.  –



Malawi president Peter Mutharika’s adviser Ben Phiri has reportedly become an instant billionaire. How did this happen? An investigation by the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau is hoping to find out.