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How the Fishrot scandal robbed Namibia of millions

Image: WikiLeaks In part one of our Fishrot Files mini-series we read about the experiences of whistle-blower Jóhannes Stefánsson, the former MD of the Namibian branch of Icelandic fishing company Samherji. Two years after Stefánsson’s 2014 departure from the company, he handed over a cache of 30 000 revealing documents to Al Jazeera and WikiLeaks. Read more >

SA government corruption contributes to overfishing

Some material supplied by University of Gothenburg Bribery among government officials who inspect fishing along the coast of South Africa contributes to overfishing – this is shown in a new peer-reviewed study. Researcher Aksel Sundström, a PhD candidate in Political Science at Gothenburg University in Sweden, examines how bribes and corruption hamper the implementation of Read more >

Corruption in fishing permit-granting process?

Journalists for Transparency is a collective of journalists and storytellers that seeks to explore issues of transparency and corruption around the globe. Its first collection of investigative stories, titled Spoiled: Corruption from Farm to Table, has just been published in partnership with the International Anti-Corruption Conference. The team reported on corruption in the food production Read more >