Well over US$3.6 billion (1.3 trillion naira) was stolen from public coffers between 2011 and 2015, a sum that could have secured the future of the next generation, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft body, said on Monday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this week signed a proclamation that officially establishes a new investigating council to examine high-profile cases such as the country’s ongoing state capture inquiry.
A Texas State Representative and a mayoral candidate for the city of Dallas said in a statement Monday he will file a sweeping anti-corruption bill in the wake of the latest Dallas bribery scandal involving a city official and a real estate developer.
In a speech at a round table event organized by Kosovo Law Institute, the British Ambassador to Kosovo Ruairi O’Connell urged officials in the small Eastern European country not to allow Kosovo to “become a nest of corruption and organised crime.”
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed new legislation to punish illegal enrichment just two days after Parliament launched an impeachment process against him for graft.
Two Guatemalan anti-corruption activists - one who was forced to resign and one whom President Jimmy Morales barred from entering the country - were honored on Monday with Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award, billed as the “alternative Nobel Prize.”
The head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission was barred on Tuesday from re-entering Guatemala, where he was conducting several high-level investigations including against President Jimmy Morales.
Opponents of an Ukrainian anti-corruption protest threw cream pies and a chemical green liquid into the face of a top activist who said the substance burned his face, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
In an effort to tackle widespread corruption, Tunisia approved on Tuesday a law against illegal enrichment that will force officials and and institutions to declare their property, Reuters reported.
Laura Codruta Kovesi, who was removed from her role as Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor earlier this week, will continue her hardline fight against corruption in a new position, local mediareported Thursday.
New anti-money laundering rules instituted by the European Union on Monday are already coming under criticism for being insufficient, Reuters reported.
Romania’s president fired the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor after months of escalating conflict between her and the governing Social Democratic Party, local mediareported Monday.
Fifteen people were left dead and nine wounded on Sunday night, after a series of attacks in and around the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, The Associated Press reported.
The Swiss government should try harder to fight corruption, according to a report issued by the Swiss Federal Audit Office on Thursday.
The Guatemalan government removed 11 police investigators from the country’s anti-corruption body on Tuesday, which interpreted the move as an attempt to impede investigations implicating high-ranking politicians and their relatives.
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis supported on Friday the work of the chief anti-corruption prosecutor a day after the country’s Justice Minister called for her dismissal for overstepping her authority, Reuters reported.
Romania’s lower house of parliament passed a bill on Monday that is believed to threaten anti-corruption efforts and judicial independence, reported Reuters.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) voiced concerns over the fraying anti-corruption institutions of Ukraine in a statement on Wednesday.
Around 20,000 Israelis gathered in an upscale Tel Aviv neighborhood Saturday night to protest government corruption and an impending bill in the Israeli Knesset, reported Reuters and Israeli media.
The US Justice Department will expand benefits for companies to voluntarily report employees’ acts of foreign bribery in a new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday.
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