NEWS

This section provides readers with the latest news regarding anti-corruption issues worldwide.

Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative yields positive effects

The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam (GIV) and the World Bank organised the conference in Hanoi on September 25 to assess achieved results, draw lessons and evaluate the impact of the programme towards the fight against corruption in Vietnam. [field_txt_news_link]

Thousands Hold Anti-Corruption Protest in Moldova

Unrest continues after $1 billion vanished from bank coffers last year Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Chisinau for a second Sunday in a row to demand the resignation of the country's president over the disappearance of more than $1 billion in cash from the country's banks, the BBC reports. [field_txt_news_link]

The pace in Mexico’s fight against corruption is slowing

Three things hold Mexico back, according to President Enrique Peña Nieto: inequality, a tricky international economic environment and corruption. [field_txt_news_link]

Malaysia Hosts Anti-Corruption Conference as Government Faces Its Own Corruption Scandal

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia -- The irony that leaders of the country hosting an international gathering against corruption are themselves embroiled in an embezzlement scandal provided unprecedented drama for 30 million Malaysians and a rare live case study for more than 1,000 anti-corruption conference delegates who visited Malaysia last week from around the world. Read more. [field_txt_news_link]

Thousands Hold Anti-Corruption Protest in Moldova

Unrest continues after $1 billion vanished from bank coffers last year 14 September 2015 - Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Chisinau for a second Sunday in a row to demand the resignation of the country's president over the disappearance of more than $1 billion in cash from the country's banks, the BBC reports. Read more. [field_txt_news_link]

95% Of Nigerians Laud PMB’s Anti-Corruption Campaign – Poll

More than nine in 10 Nigerians (95 percent) have shown strong support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing campaign against corruption, according to a poll conducted in the week of August 24, 2015, the result of which was released yesterday. [field_txt_news_link]

Zimbabwe: Government minister charged with bribery, faces trial

Zimbabwean prosecutors have charged one of President Robert Mugabe's cabinet ministers with bribery and abuse of office in the first corruption case against a senior government official since 2004. Critics and the opposition accuse Mugabe of turning a blind eye to graft, especially among his close allies and ministers, and say endemic corruption is one reason that foreign companies are not investing. [field_txt_news_link]

Nigeria: President Buhari declares wealth, showing 'austere' living

The wealth declaration of Nigeria's new president shows he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle," with $150,000 in his personal account, contrary to what many might expect of one who has held a number of top government positions, an official said Thursday. In the declaration, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that he had shares in Berger Paints, Union Bank and Skye Bank, said Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant in charge of media and publicity for the president in a statement. He did not reveal the value of the shares. [field_txt_news_link]

20 photographs bear witness to the effects of corruption

The IACC, Transparency International and Thomson Reuters Foundation set out to find the most powerful images of corruption and its devastating impact on lives around the world. The results of the global photo competition Capture Corruption expose injustice, exploitation and the activists who are fighting back. [field_txt_news_link]

Follow the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference online

Follow the 16th IACC in Putrajaya, Malaysia online. People from 130 countries are gathered under the banner ‘Ending Impunity: People. Integrity. Action’ for three days of talks, special sessions and events. Follow the event here: http://16iacc.org/ [field_txt_news_link]

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