For years, a network of informal couriers has funneled millions of dollars out of Kyrgyzstan in cold, hard cash. The underground money transfer system fuels corruption, destroys transparency — and has claimed people’s lives. Here’s how it works.
South Sudan is spending well beyond its means, even as it says its efforts to move on from a devastating civil war are being stifled by a lack of funding. At the same time, a series of elaborate government contracts worth $1.4 billion appear to have benefitted three businessmen with links to the president’s office.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Tuesday, “in response to demands” made by anti-corruption protesters, saying he had “reached a dead end,”Euronews reported.
A state-owned South African utilities company is demanding international accounting company Deloitte pay back more than US$13 million for “improperly awarded” contracts in 2016, accusing the firm of “pure corruption.”
Papua New Guinea police issued an arrestwarrant on Friday against the country’s ex-Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, accusing him of corruption, but said he refuses to leave the Crowne Plaza Hotel and cooperate with authorities.
Mohamed Ali, an Egyptian businessman and actor, is posting videos on his Facebook page accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his government of corruption and the theft of millions from the country's budget, VICE news reported.
A newly-published discussion paper on corruption in Papua New Guinea’s public sector found that low-level officials are often poorly informed about laws and regulations and are under intense pressure to grant favors to businesses, politicians and clan affiliates, contributing to existing patterns of corrupt behavior in the developing country.
The head of the Social Democratic party (PSD) and one of Romania’s most powerful politicians was sentenced on Thursday to 3.5 years in prison for abuse of power, The Guardian reported. He is expected to appeal.
A review panel in the 1MDB corruption case claims Malaysia’s former attorney general blocked an investigation of an alleged transfer of US$10.6 million into an account of the previous prime minister, Reutersreported Tuesday.
Slovenian investigative journalism site podcrto.si published on Thursday police reports detailing charges against the longstanding mayor of the country’s capital for alleged crimes including tax evasion, trading sex for influence, and money laundering.
Israel state prosecutors filed on Tuesday indictments for various corruption charges against 10 public officials linked to the far-right Yisrael Beytenu (Israel is Our Home) political party, Israeli media reported.
The former president of Malawi vowed on Tuesday to return to the southeastern African country in order to face corruption charges, which she denies.
One sitting and one former mayor in the US state of Pennsylvania have been charged in a long-term federal corruption investigation, according to indictments released Wednesday.
More than US$ 750 million in mining revenues disappeared from the coffers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo over a three-year period, according to a report released Friday.
The speaker of Indonesia’s House of Representatives was named on Monday as a suspect in a multi-million dollar embezzlement case that siphoned funds from the country’s national electronic identity card program.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court began hearings Monday in a corruption case that could cost Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif his job or even send him to jail.
Three members of Nepal’s Tax Settlement Commission were charged with embezzlement Sunday in the largest corruption case filed to date by the country’s anti-graft agency.
Four top officials of Kazakhstan’s pharmacy committee have been detained over allegations of bribery, embezzlement and lobbying on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, the state-run outlet Kazinform reported Monday.
More than half of Mexican companies surveyed for a study released July 3 reported paying bribes to expedite business procedures in 2016.
Macedonia’s special prosecutor charged 94 individuals and seven legal entities Thursday in 18 corruption cases related to the wiretapping scandal that brought down the previous government.
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