Human and economic development in Nigeria and Tanzania have each been constrained by systemic corruption. In 2015, each country elected a president who campaigned on an anti-corruption manifesto. How successful have they been in fighting corruption – and why should businesses care anyway? Vivian Jones, Senior Associate in the global Fraud & Investigations Group of Eversheds, examines the two presidents’ styles and achievements to date. Read More
4th August 2016
David Cameron’s resignation honours list symbolises a “serious type of very British corruption”, a former 10 Downing Street adviser has claimed. Steve Hilton, Mr Cameron’s former strategy guru, has said the recommendations are a symptom of a “corrupt and decaying democracy”. Mr Cameron prompted a furious Conservative Party row this week after being accused of “devaluing the… Read More
3rd August 2016
The OECD has praised the recent introduction of “game changing” anti-corruption laws in Mexico, which it said would substantially transform the nation’s graft-fighting architecture. Read More
3rd August 2016
The mayor of the Russian city of Yaroslavl on Wednesday was found guilty of soliciting bribes and sentenced to 12 ½ years in a high-security prison — an unusually harsh verdict. When he was arrested in 2013, Yevgeny Urlashov was the only opposition mayor of a major Russian city. He… Read More
3rd August 2016
The Canberra Liberals have baulked at establishing an ACT anti-corruption commission, despite launching a sustained attack on the integrity of the Labor government in the lead-up to October’s election. It means that neither major party would establish a corruption watchdog, something that exists in every other state in Australia. Read More
3rd August 2016
An Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) survey on the root causes of corruption in Ghana has revealed that the high clamor for quick riches, greed and selfishness as well as low salaries, are among the top three root causes of corruption in Ghana. According to the survey, majority of Ghanaians… Read More
2nd August 2016
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said six lawmakers accused of corruption in the defense sector would not be allowed to travel abroad until a parliamentary committee had completed an investigation. Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi on Monday accused Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri and five other MPs of lobbying for… Read More
2nd August 2016
Corruption claims against Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) chairman Philip Kinisu call into question the integrity of an officer charged with fighting graft. Through his lawyers, Mr Kinisu admitted Esaki Ltd received Sh35 million in 2014 from the Health ministry, but adds Esaki Ltd did legitimate business with the Government,… Read More
2nd August 2016
HSBC bank hands over information on over $10 billion in accounts; state extends amnesty for voluntary reporting Read More
1st August 2016
On 31 July 2016, Egypt’s Prime Minister announced that his country had significantly improved its rank on Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and misstated the actual rank. The correct ranking of Egypt in 2015 is 88 out of 176, an improvement over 2014 when it ranked 94 out… Read More