The SNC-Lavalin headquarters is seen in in February 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A jury is about to decide the fate of a senior SNC-Lavalin executive accused of corruption and fraud. Meanwhile, Canada's remediation agreement process is still sorely lacking.
What happens when a leader's beliefs and decisions have an indirect negative impact on the business?
Home Affairs hasn’t made it clear what measures of oversight and surveillance will be applied to private corporations.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
When visa services are run in the interests of profit rather than border governance, corrupt tactics can be used to benefit the providers’ bottom line.
The results of the Namibian election reflect growing discontent among voters with the way the country is being run.
For the first time since independence, Namibia's ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
Trust in government, not tax rates, determines citizens’ attitude to taxation.
South Africans have become more restive about paying taxes to a government mired in allegations of corruption.
Jean Marcellis Destine, dressed as Haitian independence hero Jean-Jacques Dessalines, heads to a protest against President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 4, 2019.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who freed Haiti from French colonial rule in 1804, is revered as a spirit in the Haitian religion. Now he's become an icon of the uprising against President Jovanel Moïse.
South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the mid-term budget statement at parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 October 2018.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Finance Minister Tito Mboweni appear to have good intentions for the economy. But that's not enough.
African countries have an opportunity to reduce poverty with new policies.
If trends continue, 87% of the world's poorest people will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Nigerian soldiers pictured at their post on the land border with Niger in 2015.
Border closure is an implicit admission of the ineptitude and incompetence of Nigeria’s customs and immigration officers
Scandal strikes a Tasmanian construction project in the novel Bruny.
Stella Prize winner Heather Rose's new novel Bruny catalogues modern geopolitical concerns in a work that crosses satirical, political and family drama genres.
Former Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.
The fallout for President Trump from his conversation with Ukrainian President Zelenskiy was swift and harsh. The consequences for Zelenskiy and his country could also be serious.
Global forces affect corruption, too.
Reporters ask Nancy Pelosi about the formal impeachment inquiry against Trump.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
As the House mounts an impeachment investigation of President Trump, examples from Central and South America show that ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect.
Each of South Africa’s former presidents treated the state broadcaster very differently. From left Jacob Zuma, Nelson Mandela, and Thabo Mbeki (2008).
The South African Broadcasting Corporation, like South Africa itself, is a symbol of contradictions. While there are bad people who work for it, there are also many good ones.
Tunisians protest against tax hikes, austerity measures and increased food prices.
Western perceptions of what's happening in Tunisia differ sharply with Tunisia's daily reality: the truth is that its political transformation is in trouble.
Mcebisi Jonas appears at a commission probing grand corruption in South Africa.
Alon Skuy © Sunday Times.
This book is a booster to morale. It tells South Africans they can enjoy the impressive economic growth they once achieved.
Critics have worried Purdue might use bankruptcy to avoid accountability.
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
While critics accuse companies facing lots of lawsuits of using bankruptcy as a sort of 'get of jail free card,' the reality of the legal procedure is more complicated.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was investigating several corruption scandals when she was murdered in 2017. The government continues to avoid serious investigations into the allegations.