Nearly half of the medical products circulating in the Sahel might be substandard or falsified, undermining the already strained healthcare system and posing a severe threat to public health in the region, claims a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
A mayoral candidate was shot dead just hours before polls opened on Sunday, becoming the second candidate assassinated in an election marred by more than a dozen attacks and threats against political candidates and their associates.
Five of the 10 people the United States sanctioned last week for operating a Russian arms sanctions evasion network have in 2016 acquired EU citizenship through Cyprus’ notorious ‘golden passport’ scheme, according to records obtained by OCCRP.
In the wake of the Suisse Secrets investigation released last year, which uncovered how the bank Credit Suisse had stored the ill-gotten gains of criminals and the corrupt across the world, prosecutors have now launched an investigation, but not into the bank.
Almost 40 percent of all offshore companies that own property in the United Kingdom have failed to declare their real owners and could now face hefty fines, a suspension of their ownership rights and prison.
Although it slightly improved in 2022, partisanship in the political arena, its blatant uses of gerrymandering, and its inadequate countermeasures against money laundering keep the United States’ global corruption perception ranking close to its historic low, a top official of the global anti-corruption organization Transparency International told OCCRP.
Four suspects who were detained in Haiti for their alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate former President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021, have been transferred to the U.S. to face criminal charges in the Southern District of Florida, a U.S. Attorney’s statement said on Tuesday.
Romanian police released on Wednesday the director of the state-owned weapons factory Romarm after prosecutors accused him of purchasing inadequate machines for the production of protective masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing the company to lose nearly US$2 million.
Kyrgyz authorities have ordered independent media outlet Kloop to delete a news article they allege to contain false information or face having their website blocked. The threat comes in the context of a broader attack on independent media in Kyrgyzstan.
Ethnic divisions preventing Bosnia and Herzegovina from fighting corruption have pushed the country down on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI), where it is recording the lowest score in the Western Balkans, the global civil society group driving the anti-graft struggle said Tuesday in its 2022 CPI report.