Global snapshots 8 January 2016

The worst corruption scandals of 2015 A goat and cash exchanged for shortened sentences in Ghanaian prisons. International soccer games that were bought and sold. Rolexes and vacation clubs traded for Chinese business deals. In 2015, massive corruption scandals embroiled world leaders, high court judges, and the men who run the world’s soccer industry, among Read more >

Global snapshots
27 November 2015

G20 countries failing to fight corruption – $2tn laundered yearly As much as $2-trillion is laundered every year, mostly through the hiding of company ownership behind “opaque structures”, with G20 countries not doing enough to prevent corruption. This was according to the Reviewing G20 promises on beneficial ownership report, which was released to coincide with Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 10 September 2015

Bucharest mayor taken into custody in corruption probe The mayor of Romania’s capital Bucharest was taken into custody on Saturday night on suspicion of taking kickbacks on municipal tenders, anti-corruption officials said. Mayor Sorin Oprescu is accused of being among a group of officials that demanded a share in the profits made by companies that Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 09 Apr 2015

‘The day I stood up alone’ Photographer Boniface Mwangi wanted to protest against corruption in his home country of Kenya. So he made a plan: He and some friends would stand up and heckle during a public mass meeting. But when the moment came … he stood alone. – Arvind Kejriwal revives anti-corruption helpline Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 15 January 2015

Wikileaks for Africa? Introducing Afrileaks A new service launched on 13 January hopes to safely connect whistle-blowers with investigative journalists, encouraging a ‘new culture of accountability and justice’ across the African continent. It’s the first of its kind to provide ongoing technical training in how to “verify and investigate the quality of leaks”. (The Guardian). Read more >