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Deadly Force Database

For those interested in research into extra-judicial killings and police use of deadly force in Kenya, The Daily Nation news site has an excellent graphical database that can get you started in looking into deaths caused by police in Kenya. It covers 3 years (2015, 2016 and 2017 to date) and dis-aggregates the data based […]

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Wednesday News Wall 27 July 2016

CORRUPTION A FORMER Chinese government official is facing the death penalty relating to charges of embezzling 350 million yuan (around $52 million) from poor farm workers through a real estate scam. IN ANOTHER Chinese corruption trial, a former general was sentenced to life in prison, stripped of his rank and deprived of political rights in […]

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Friday News Flip 22 July 2016

CORRUPTION WHAT do Leonardo DiCaprio, Vincent van Gogh and a Beverly Hills luxury hotel have in common? Answer: a corruption investigation. The US Justice Department wants to seize $1 billion in funds and assets linked to the Malaysian corruption scandal that revolves around the state wealth fund 1MDB. I blogged months ago (here and here) […]

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Monday News Muse 09 May 2016

CORRUPTION UNDER a proposed Commonwealth plan, Kenya and other countries may soon need to show that ‘meet anti-corruption standards’ in order to access loans and aid. While the part of Kenya’s budget that’s donor-funded has shrunk markedly in the last decade, it still relies on ‘partnerships’ in education, health and security. Furthermore, the Kenya government […]

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Wednesday News Wall 04 May 2016

CORRUPTION  KNOWING how corruption flourishes under weak oversight and leadership structures, it is singularly worrying that the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) hasn’t had a board of directors for nearly 2 years despite having a board chairman in office. EGYPT has the 2nd highest corruption level in the MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) region. According […]