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People wait to be treated at the Jane Fures Hospital in South Africa’s Northern Province. Reuters

South Africa’s health sector is leaking money: what can be done about it?

To address corruption in the South African health sector, a combination of political will with an effective government, citizen involvement and advocacy is needed.
Prime Minister Najib Razak is at the centre of a scandal over investigations into the origins of US$700 million transferred into his bank account. Reuters/Olivia Harris

Malaysia in turmoil as PM focuses on survival

Najib Razak's response to corruption allegations has been a crackdown on investigators and his critics on both sides of politics. Malaysians are left wondering where their nation is headed.
The production of indicators, such as the World Economic Forum’s ranking of economies on competitiveness, is a political process. Reuters/Victor Ruiz Garcia

Explainer: how indicators have the power to shape our world

Governance indicators have become essential for policy formation and political decision-making, helping us make sense of the messy social world, manage and govern it.
No really, don’t get up. EPA/Walter Bieri

Blatter survives – for now

Blatter's re-election reflects the powerful rejoinder he's made to the Eurocentric view of football. But he'll be hard pressed to outlive the latest crisis.

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