Corruption

The recent Malaysian elections that resulted in the downfall of a political party that has ruled the country for decades and the ouster of an allegedly corrupt leader have brought home an important lesson. But it is hardly likely that our leaders will learn from this significant turn of events. It is more likely they […]

THE Panama Papers, the world’s biggest leak, highlighted the complex ways used by companies and individuals to conceal who the actual beneficiaries of a company are. The information was leaked from the database of the fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Someone from the firm is alleged to have leaked 11.5 million financial and […]

SHARE José Luis Merino is one of the most powerful figures in El Salvador’s governing political party and played a key role in the founding of ALBA Petróleos, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., whose business network has made many Salvadoran elites wealthy but also has ties to corruption and other crimes.   Petróleos de Venezuela […]

Fergus Shiel Czech journalist Pavla Holcova was recently summoned by Slovakian police investigating the murder of her friend and fellow journalist Jan Kuciak. Holcova tells the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that after making the four-hour trip in a police car from Prague to Bratislava, her meeting with investigators turned into an unexpected ordeal. […]

Transparency International Malaysia says the requirement for disclosure of beneficial ownership can help stop the proceeds of corruption from being laundered through investments in high-value property in Malaysia. Akhbar says that such a registry would ensure corrupt officials and politicians would be unable to award themselves, through their families or cronies, any government contracts. (Bernama […]

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s embattled former premier Nawaz Sharif said today that the three corruption cases filed against him were a result of the high treason case he instituted against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. Sharif, 68, said the corruption cases as well as the sit-in protests of 2014 were due to the legal action taken against […]

Femi Falana • Group commends Nigeria over Commonwealth anti-corruption drive Humam rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday cautioned western countries to stop labeling Africa as a corrupt continent, saying they were more corrupt.His verdict was contained in a paper titled: Human Rights IssuesSurrounding The Non-Return Of Assets To Countries Of Origin, which he delivered at the […]

Politics Nigeria’s Femi Falana explains why Western countries are more corrupt than African countries Falana noted that there has been a massive and accelerated transfer of much of the wealth from the developing world into developed economies around the world. play Falana explains why Western countries are more corrupt than African (This Day ) … […]

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat Stories published as part of the #WestAfricaLeaks project by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) show how easy it is for corrupt public officials, money launderers and other criminals in West Africa to hide behind anonymous companies and access the global financial system.  One of the recent #WestAfricaLeaks investigations, which is based on information contained […]

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana   Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana, has said that “Western countries are more corrupt than African countries”. Mr Falana noted that “There has been a massive and accelerated transfer of much of the wealth from the developing world into developed economies around the world, […]