Photo taken in a refugee camp in Somalia in 2019. Somalia tops the list of the world’s most corrupt countries.
A review of Transparency International’s recently released global corruption ranking confirms that corruption fuels war, and vice versa.
Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/EPA
Russia’s botched invasion of Ukraine vividly demonstrates the real-world impacts of corruption, with Russian soldiers forced to eat rations years out of date while their leaders bought mega-yachts.
Increasing perceptions of corruption in Australia could be suppressing economic growth by as much as 0.6%
Australia has plummeted in Transparency International’s corruption perception index over the past decade. It’s time our leaders commit to real reform.
Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Thabo Mbeki share a light moment at a meeting of the G8 and developing nations in Tokyo in 2000.
Former presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki have arguably made the most important contribution to Africa in the 21st Century by promoting peace, democracy, regional integration and pan-Africanism.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks after being elected president by members Parliament.
Those in charge in South Africa following its recent election should focus on improving governance and weeding out corruption.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2015. In the 2018 Transparency International report, Venezuela ranks 168 and Russia ranks 138. The least-corrupt country in the world is Denmark, followed by strong democracies such as New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.
The rankings in Transparency International’s 2018 index shows that highly democratic countries tend to have low levels of corruption. Is there something inherent in corruption that can kill democracy?
The headquarters of Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, in central Munich.
The Siemens scandal needs to be remembered because it’s emblematic of what needs to be done to stop corruption.
Corruption pollutes the African business environment.
Public sector corruption is a major challenge to doing business in Africa and players are mostly ill-equipped to deal with it. Business schools can teach the skills to tackle it.
Recent Tunis protests.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) forces on patrol following deadly fighting close to Malakal in October 16, 2016.
There’s still hope South Sudan can avoid becoming a full failed state. This will require radical changes in Juba’s mindset and bolder action from regional and international players.
Second from left: Transparency International chair Jose Ugaz.
Follow the money behind the likes of Transparency International and a picture starts to emerge.
The replacement of Tom Albanese by Sam Walsh as Rio Tinto chief following write-downs on Riversdale Mining in Mozambique indicates some of the continuing difficulties of working in developing countries.
Two recent events have highlighted the potential pitfalls of miners doing business in developing states. The first was the departure of Tom Albanese as Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive following a $13.3 billion…