For the third time this month, Montenegrins took to the streets on Saturday demanding an end to the 30 year long rule of their president as well as an end to rampant corruption in the country. Organizers of the ‘97,000 Resist’ movement told OCCRP on Monday that the mass protests were triggered by the so-called “Envelope Affair.”
Thousands rallied against the Albanian government on Thursday, claiming it is corrupt and linked to organized crime, as opposition lawmakers resigned from parliament, demanding an early election.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired the entire Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) last Thursday, citing its ineffectiveness in tackling graft, NewZimbabwe.com, a leading online newspaper in the country, reported.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise removed Monday two top government officials in a purge of people linked to a corruption scandal that sparked violent mass protests last week, Channel News Asia reported.
At least two people were killed and dozens were injured as anti-corruption protesters numbering in the thousands surged through the streets of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince this week, the Associated Press reported.
A day after 100,000 supporters of Romania’s Social Democratic party protested against what they see as a misuse of power by anti-corruption prosecutors, 3,000 people gathered at the same spot on Sunday for an opposing rally, the Associated Press reported.
Protesters in Guatemala demanding the resignation of President Jimmy Morales and over half of the Congress over alleged corruption have been met with violent repression by military, state, and private police, including heavily armed riot unit, Kaibiles, reports Telesur.
A large wave of protests against the stagnating economy and persistent corruption in Iran prompted clashes between citizens and security forces that have taken 21 lives over the past week.
Romania’s lower house of parliament passed a bill on Monday that is believed to threaten anti-corruption efforts and judicial independence, reported Reuters.
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.
Thousands took the streets across Romania on Sunday to protest against attempts by the ruling Social Democrats (PSD) to revamp the country's judiciary system, which would allegedly hamper the recent anti-corruption drive, news broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
Police arrested dozens during Sunday’s anti-capitalism protests in London in which thousands gathered for the Million Masked March,The Independent reported.
More than 10,000 people rallied in Bucharest on Sunday against a proposal by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader that would overhaul the judicial system and undermine the country’s anti-graft efforts.
Thousands of people gathered Sunday in Malta’s capital, Valletta, to honor and continue the fight of slain investigative journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, reported The New York Times.
The Tunisian government continued its anti-corruption campaign Friday, announcing the confiscation of property belonging to five businessmen and one customs official, Middle East Monitor reported.
Tunisia declared a "war on corruption" on Wednesday after authorities arrested three businessmen and a customs officer a day earlier,” Al Jazeera reported.
Nearly 40 protesters were detained on Sunday as Russia’s youth continued to protest against corruption and lack of opportunities, media reported Monday.
Anger over a government decree that could free dozens of corrupt officials triggered the largest protests Romania has seen since the 1989 revolution and prompted one of the country’s ministers to resign on Thursday.
By Ola Westerberg, TT News Agency, Sweden
Duvet covers and pillow shams sold by IKEA are produced in Turkmenistan, a country which has been compared to North Korea because of its seclusion and tight control over its citizens.
Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has pledged US$ 65 million in emergency economic aid to Moldova, reported the Associated Press (AP).
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