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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 01 July 2016

CORRUPTION THE US Supreme Court has somewhat clarified the law on bribery and quashed the bribery conviction of a former Virginia Governor. I wrote about Bob McDonnell here, as anticipated the court drew a narrow line between distasteful acts to gain access to public officials (which might be unethical but were not criminal) and improper […]

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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 […]