Banned in 2011, pork-barrel spending may return to Congress, where Democrats want to resurrect the practice to make passing budgets easier – and help keep their narrow majority in 2022 elections.
The November 2020 local and regional elections have indeed put Namibia’s political culture at a crossroads.
People are swayed by social pressure to help relatives, share contacts or reciprocate favours received from their networks. Many also believe that corruption is normal.
Millions of people gave money to Biden, Trump or both. What they get – or not – for their donations points to the real problems with America's system of campaign finance.
Shakespeare understood that our fate depends on fostering the humility and empathy that dethrones money and transforms it into something we use to advance the common good.
Given its natural resources and people, Nigeria should be a prosperous nation, but after 60 years of self governance, the country now ranks as the world poverty capital.
Australia is a step closer to finally having a federal anti-corruption agency. Attorney-General Christian Porter has released draft legislation designed to set up a Commonwealth Integrity Commission.
The draft public procurement bill makes room for confidentiality without defining it and limiting its use to narrow circumstances. This leaves the door wide open to abuse.
Independent MP Helen Haines's bill will likely not pass without the government's support, but it proposes a robust body with suitable accountability mechanisms. It's worth serious consideration.
Whistle blowers in South Africa don't get the support they deserve.This includes lack of legislative backing as well as support from society, employers and professional bodies.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
As disgraced MP Daryl Maguire gives evidence to ICAC, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's future appears ever shakier. She would hardly be the first to fall in the state's sordid political history.
Angola has a complex history in which war has featured prominently. There is much more to the country than that, and a new book provides insight on beauty, happiness, and everyday life in Benguela.
Russian interference deeply marked the 2016 American presidential election. Four years later, let's analyze the form and impact of disinformation coming from Russia.
Mismanagement of funds appears to be the biggest challenge confronting the Niger Delta peacebuilding programme.
The bigger parties which contest elections at all three levels would benefit the most -- but voters might split their votes.
Corruption has been a constant feature of South African political life for much of the past 350 years; solutions will also take time.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
Author shows how politicians intent on settling problems by physically eliminating opponents tap into a ready source of assassins from within the taxi industry.
Young people's lives in the Niger Delta have not improved because development agencies have been hijacked by local leaders