Corruption

The massive document leak revealed a number of prominent people’s involvement in offshore shell companies.  |  flickr.com   On April 3, 2016, a leak of approximately 11.5 million documents regarding 214,000 shell companies may have revealed a number of the world’s rich and famous’ use of offshore tax havens. The numerous emails, images, databases, PDFs […]

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Saba Like the Halliburton and Siemens scandals, some Nigerians were named in the Panama Papers leak. But some Nigerians already doubt that such persons will be investigated based on past events. GBENRO ADEOYE writes It now seems certain for Nigerians to make any list of persons connected to an international scandal and the leaked Panama […]

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A poster near the Icelandic Parliament building mocks former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson following the Panama Papers leak. The Panama Papers have already toppled former Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson—and the political high explosives these files contain have the power to blast several more heads of state and their crony power mongers from […]

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Fallout from the Panama Papers has landed in China, throwing doubts on President’s anti-corruption campaign and revealing a continued disregard for environmental regulations.  The Panama Papers have shaken political figures around the world, among them being none other than the governmental elite of China. As governments sought to manage the fallout, Beijing was doing what it does best whenever viral […]

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Here’s just a sprinkling of contemporary “leaders” accused of siphoning off billions of dollars of their own citizens’ wealth and hoarding it for themselves in secret locations: Hosni Mubarak (Egypt), Pavlo Lazarenko, (Ukraine), Sheik Fahad Mohammed Al-Sabah (Kuwait), Moammar Gadhafi (Libya), Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines), Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier (Haiti), Augusto Pinochet (Chile), Sani Abacha (Nigeria), […]

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While the media-manufactured “scandal” of “rich people” allegedly hiding money from politicians in offshore accounts continues to be exposed as largely bogus, there have been some interesting revelations of alleged corruption among politicians and dictators to emerge from the so-called Panama Papers. The ruthless Communist Chinese dictatorship, which is censoring all news about the leak […]

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Despite economic turmoil and challenged political credibility of Russia on the world stage, the Panama Papers revelations of corruption will not pose a  significant threat to the stability of Putin’s regime but will worsen Russia-US relations and the country’s image in the West. Last Sunday, the world found itself in a sequel to Stieg Larsson’s […]

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Although the size and scale of the Panama Papers leak was shocking, the offshore dealing they revealed was hardly a surprise. After all, many organisations, including Transparency International, Global Witness, Action Aid, Christian Aid, Corruption Watch, and Tax Justice Network have long expressed their concerns about money laundering and the role of enablers. The Panama […]

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Wikimedia Commons Panama papers Panama Papers scandal Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 am | … read more at: http://www.laloyolan.com/opinion/panama-papers-highlight-corruption/article_8f13f82e-3ea4-5356-aa5d-7c430a428b48.html

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nevodka | Shutterstock.com Who shall doubt ‘the secret hid Under Cheops‘ pyramid‘ Was that the contractor did Cheops out of several millions? The message of Rudyard Kipling’s poem is that corruption is always with us and has not changed much down the ages. There is some truth in this, but degrees of corruption greatly matter, as the […]

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