NEWS

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

Weliamuna joins Mangala to meet World Bank’s StAR unit to recover plundered wealth

Measures to trace the foreign assets of top politicians and officials of the former UPFA Government will get underway in Washington DC next week. For this purpose, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and eminent lawyer J.C. Weliamuna, a former local head of Transparency International, will meet officials of the World Bank’s Stolen Asset Recovery Unit (StAR) in the US capital. They left Colombo yesterday Read More

Nigeria: President Jonathan pressed to publish audit into 'missing' oil revenues

Goodluck Jonatha, the Nigerian President, has received a long-awaited audit into billions ofdollars of allegedly "missing" oil revenue just 11 days before a closely foufgt presidentiaelection. Read More

The Government of Albania launches anti-corruption portal (Panorama)

The government presented on Monday the national online anti-corruption platform, at an event supported by the OSCE Presence in Albania and the UNDP. Prime Minister Edi Rama said that citizens can use the portal anonymously to denounce cases of corruption and even attach relevant documents. He said that the government was ready for this challenge and that citizens now had a weapon in their hands to fight corruption. Read More

Africa Loses $60 Billion a Year Illegally, Report Says - WSJ

JOHANNESBURG—Companies and government officials are illegally moving as much as $60 billion out of Africa each year, according to a report released Sunday, depriving the world’s poorest continent of capital and tax revenue that could spur faster economic growth. Read More

Fighting the Causes of Corruption

In this interview first published in Liter newspaper, former Minister of Internal Affairs and former Secretary of the Security Council, current Mazhlis deputy, member of the ruling Nur Otan party and chairman of the National Public Council for Combating Corruption of the party Kairbek Suleimenov discusses the multi-pronged efforts undertaken to defeat the scourge. Read More

EFCC Partners UK, US, Australia, Others to Fight Corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday declared that contrary to insinuations in some quarters that the war against graft had been compromised under President Goodluck Jonathan, no fewer than 243 convictions have been recorded in the past two years. The commission also disclosed that there’s no more safe haven for corrupt Nigerians anywhere in the world as it has entered into joint working agreements with no less than 20 entities scattered across Africa, Europe, Asia and America. Read More

Sri Lanka seeks WB help to track dirty money stashed in Seychelles

The Government is to seek the assistance of the World Bank in a bid to track down illegal deposits that allegedly had been stashed by members of the former Rajapaksa administration in the Seychelles, Deputy Minister of Policy Development and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said yesterday. Read More

It's Time to Get Serious About Global Corruption

The United States should put combating corruption at the center of its development and diplomacy agendas.  While good governance and anticorruption have been a feature of U.S. development policy for decades, the time is right to return to this issue.  For practical and political reasons, the United States should lead the charge in a renewed fight to improve governance, increase transparency, and reduce corruption around the world. The U.S. Read More

U4 Anti-corruption news

Latest news from the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre. Read More

Graft slows Cameroon, Malaysia fight against illegal logging: thinktank

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cameroon and Malaysia have failed to make progress in tackling illegal logging since 2010, due to corruption and a lack of transparency and political will, a report by a British thinktank said on Wednesday. Read More

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