Corruption

The Chronicle Stephen Mpofu Time seems long overdue for the Second Republic to supplant with dizzifying actions rhetorical denunciation of maggots fattening themselves on what does not belong to them so that Zimbabweans are spared the ignominy of being frowned upon collectively and globally as corrupt people. But what combative measures should be taken to […]

A colossal Eurasian supercontinent is forming. From Tokyo to Lisbon, groups of Asian and European nations are hammering out history-altering trade deals and building billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure to better bind themselves together. With the ideological lines that divided East and West during the Cold War fading away, the links between Asia and […]

EVEN BEFORE the assassination on Malta in 2017 of a journalist and anti-corruption campaigner, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the EU’s smallest state was a cause for concern—a tightly knit Mediterranean society in which reciprocal favours and obligations frequently trumped respect for the law; an island with a financial centre that had outgrown the regulatory capacity of […]

‘They tell you, “okay, fine, we have a corrupt minister, but we’re fine, we’re happy.”’ These are the words of a local journalist responding to questions regarding Patron/Client relationships and corruption in Malta. This testimony forms part of a paper examining Clientelism entitled, ‘How Smallness Fosters Clientelism: A Case Study of Malta,’ by political scientist […]

‘They tell you, “okay, fine, we have a corrupt minister, but we’re fine, we’re happy.”’ These are the words of a local journalist responding to questions regarding Patron/Client relationships and corruption in Malta. This testimony forms part of a paper examining Clientelism entitled, ‘How Smallness Fosters Clientelism: A Case Study of Malta,’ by political scientist […]

“Polls show that The Khan is the most popular leader in the country today.” “Now that doesn’t surprise me at all.” “Me too, he may still be learning the ropes in how to run a government but compared to the alternatives I still support him.” “There is research that someone who is corrupt is preferable […]

By Barrington M. Salmon, TriceEdneyWire.com, Trump America and the administration of President Donald Trump continue to reel from the fallout caused by the release of the redacted report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The 448-page document, produced after a 22-month investigation into alleged ethical and possibly criminal and illegal behavior by Trump, members of his […]

–Khan was taken into custody in February for alleged possession of assets beyond known sources of income LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday approved the bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan in an assets beyond income and offshore company cases. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, approved the bail […]

The writer is a practising lawyer with expertise in international law Pakistan’s oil and gas industry holds a distinct position. By numbers alone, recoverable oil reserves are estimated at 282.22 million barrels, and as of March 2019, the current oil production was 90,356 bpd, while the production of raw gas in April 2019 was reported […]

New research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows that curbing corruption would deliver an additional US$1 trillion in tax revenues annually across the world, money that could support much needed investments in health, education and infrastructure. It is no wonder then, that, at the time of fears of trade wars, threats of new economic […]

Construction and real estate development are the business sectors globally most exposed to corruption, according to a new report by Risk Advisory, a London-based consultancy. Construction in Toronto (CC 2.0)The report, which assesses the risk that businesses face of running into corrupt practices, lists “petty corruption” in real estate as a top problem in Latin […]

War Is Boring Security, Bad news for just about all of America’s enemies. Good News, the F-35 Is One Tough Dogfighter In June 2015, War Is Boring summarized a leaked official test report detailing a mock dogfight between a U.S. Air Force F-35 stealth fighter and an F-16, one of the planes the new F-35 […]

Following another week of turmoil and mass protests that prompted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation, his influential brother and two generals have been detained. Legalbrief reports that Saturday’s arrests of Said Bouteflika and Mohamed Mediene and Athmane Tartag mark the biggest legal moves against loyalists of the ex-leader since his departure. The tribunal in Blida, south […]