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Corruption, scandals and reforms in Kuwait and Oman

For the first time in the history of the Sultanate of Oman, a former minister has been sentenced to three years in prison for corruption, while the main opposition leader in Kuwait and a member of the royal family have accused former ministers and magistrates of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy audience.  The fight against […]

Corruption Concerns Taint Burgeoning China-Africa Trade

(From Voice of America) Africa’s mineral, timber, and oil wealth has been highly sought – and fought over – for years, mainly by Western nations. Today, though, Africa has become a strong trading partner for China, which surpassed the United States in 2009 and whose bilateral trade reached $210 billion in 2013. In February, 2014, […]

Corruption amongst members of parliament, judges and prosecutors: Belgium must step up its action regarding integrity and transparency

In a report on Belgium published on 28 August 2014, the Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Group (GRECO) calls for a reinforcement of its preventive measures concerning corruption within parliamentary and judicial institutions. GRECO has noted the recent establishment of codes of deontology and a Federal Ethics Committee, as well as the introduction of preventive measures for federal […]

Chinese rail official gets death sentence in corruption case

(From Reuters) – A Beijing court on Wednesday sentenced a former railway official to death for corruption, but promised a reprieve after two years of good behaviour, state media reported, in the latest graft case to hit China’s sprawling rail network. Wen Qingliang was sacked as head of the rail bureau in the southwestern city […]

Does China’s latest corruption purge have any real teeth?

On 17th August 2014, Willen van Kemenade, an Al Jazeera’s foreign correspondent, published an interesting article on the Chinese anti-corruption campaign which has recently involved several important officials, including China’s former head of domestic security and state oil, chief Zhou Yongkang. As van Kemenade highlighted in his article, “corruption in China is omnipresent, and it runs from […]