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Report: More than 60 countries violated sanctions with North Korea last year

Sixty-two countries violated United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea over a one-year period, according to a report from a Washington, D.C.-based think tank The Institute for Science and International Security report, released Wednesday, cites over 250 alleged violations from February 2019 to February 2020 based on… Read More

UN experts want to blacklist 14 ships over NKorea sanctions

AP — U.N. experts have recommended blacklisting 14 vessels for violating sanctions against North Korea in a report that accuses the country of increasing illegal coal exports, imports of petroleum products and continuing with cyber attacks on financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges to gain illicit revenue. The 267-page report, obtained… Read More

‘Cartel’ of Sierra Leone officials ran passport scam for U.S. visas – anti-graft chief

Corrupt Sierra Leonean officials have been selling fraudulent service and diplomatic passports for thousands of dollars to individuals hoping to use them to enter the United States, the country’s anti-corruption commissioner told Reuters. Africa has a thriving black market for illegal passports, prompting the United States, Britain and others to… Read More
30th March 2017
Money laundering is a global problem. Moreover, such illicit funds are often used to finance criminal enterprises that undermine the State’s financial security. Countries like Sierra Leone are vulnerable and preyed upon as easy targets, especially where there are no legislative instruments to address the problem or the existing ones… Read More
9th March 2017
In a country where thousands of women die in childbirth, bribes for health services can have devastating consequences. Read More
27th September 2016
Pay No Bribe (PNB) is an innovative reporting platform where citizens can anonymously report incidents of petty corruption and bribery. Citizens can register an incident by calling a hotline phone number (515), the PNB website or on a mobile application in Krio, Mende and Temne. The recorded data will allow… Read More