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Wednesday News Wall 03 August 2016

CORRUPTION THE Governor of Bangkok is suing the Thai Auditor-General for holding a press conference during which the Auditor accused the Governor of taking bribes. THE mayor of a Russian city has been sentenced to 12½ years in a high security prison after a bribery conviction. His supporters allege that the charges are politically motivated […]

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Monday News Muse 11 July 2016

CORRUPTION THE son of former Sri Lankan president, Mahindra Rajapaksa was arrested over alleged corruption and money laundering offences relating to a real estate group. RUSSIAN officials are to put forward legislation to make polygraph tests mandatory for civil servants, politicians and ‘civil activists’. This is apparently a bid to detect and purge those engaged […]

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Wednesday News Wall 20 April 2016

CORRUPTION Here is a thoughtful explanation of how the Procurement Act 2015 could help prevent the sort of corruption that led to the NYS and YEF procurement scandals. While on the subject of procurement, this article discusses whether offering citizens a ‘bounty’ for unearthing corruption in government contracts could be a ‘no-lose’ situation. The US […]

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Fifth Round of Panama Papers Coverage

Modigliani’s Man Seated with Cane was seized after the Panama papers revealed its current owner’s real identity. The painting was allegedly looted by the Nazis and the descendants of the original owner have been fighting to get it back. Famous (or infamous) Nigerian evangelist TB Joshua is named in the Panama papers Bradley Birkenfeld, who […]

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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 […]

The Panama Papers, Kenya and Money Laundering

Recently millions of documents belonging to the law firm Mossack Fonseca were leaked to a German Newspaper. You may not know Mossack Fonseca, but Vladmir Putin knows Mossack Fonseca- or at least his close friends do. The leaked documents explain why Putin is widely seen as one of the wealthiest men in the world yet […]

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Friday News Flip 01 April 2016

CORRUPTION Kenya’s anti-corruption watchdog, the EACC, is changing tack– gone are the entertaining sting operations and long-running court cases. Instead a new 5-prong approach will take centre-stage and accounting officers will take responsibility for failure to prevent corruption in their government departments. In other words, employment contracts and internal discipline will be the sharp edge […]