Days after comedian-turned politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine’s nationwide elections, both he and political opponents doubled down on an issue long at the top of the country’s political agenda: reining in the corrupt and powerful.
Algeria arrested five billionaires on Monday, two weeks after the country’s president stepped down after tens of thousands of people protested for weeks against his corrupt reign.
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.
A study published this month examining illicit election strategies in Hungary concluded that multiple forms of electoral clientelism—a quid pro quo of votes for a politician’s favor—were at play in that country’s 2014 parliamentary elections.
Washington added more sanctions last week on Venezuela and two of its key allies, Nicaragua and Cuba, as the Trump administration ramps up its efforts to push Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro out of office.
Alan Garcia, a former president of Peru implicated in Lava Jato, a billion-dollar bribery scandal that shook South America, shot himself in his house in Lima on Wednesday morning as Peruvian police came to arrest him.
Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister of Economy resigned Wednesday following the publication of an investigation by OCCRP member center Bivol that suggested he used a guesthouse built with EU money as his own private vacation home.