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Monday News Muse 10 October 2016

CORRUPTION At least 8 Nigerian judges have been detained in an anti-corruption operation involving $800,000 dollars allegedly found in the judges’ possession. The operation comes amidst claims that the judges took bribes. Lawyers and fellow judges have been vocal in criticising the arrests. CRIMINAL LAW Four suspects- all of the employees of the same Kenyan […]

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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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Wednesday News Wall 06 July 2016

CORRUPTION Vietnam is drafting a revised anti-corruption law to replace the current law which has been described as a toothless tiger by international commentators. Zimbabweans are in the midst of a stay-at-home protest against corruption and misrule by Comrade-for-life Bob Mugabe. Their communicating around the twitter hashtag #ThisFlag. Predictably, the authorities are threatening to use […]

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Wednesday News Wall 27 April 2016

CORRUPTION THE Kenya government transferred a breathtaking 7,000 procurement and purchasing officials in an attempt to disrupt corruption in state procurement contracts. This is 3 months after the new Public Procurement Act came into effect. The new act puts more power into the hands of procurement professionals rather than the now-defunct procurement boards. ON Monday […]

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Friday News Flip 15 April 2016

CORRUPTION I mentioned that someone was making a documentary about the alleged link between the funding for The Wolf of Wall Street and Malaysian money laundering. Now Netflix is planning a series around the Brazilian corruption scandal. A right-wing Spanish union official renowned for his anti-graft campaign Manos Limpios (clean hands), has ironically been charged […]

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Wednesday News Wall 06 April 2016

CORRUPTION The use of shell companies is a thing of wonder in Kenya: the chairman of the Youth Enterprise Fund was allegedly paying himself while pretending to hire service providers for the Fund. The Kenya Police Service regularly finds itself at the top of corruption rankings. But even Kenya’s crooked cops might chuckle at NYPD […]