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Three reasons why attacking Egypt’s top auditor is bad news

Putting Egypt’s top auditor on trial sends a clear message: the Egyptian government is waging a war. Not against corruption but against those who fight against it. When President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi came to power in 2013, he made fighting corruption a top priority; “There should be full trust in the monitoring bodies and their […]

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Caution and optimism in Zambia as forest scheme scales up

The bark of the mukula tree has medicinal properties, the outer wood is prized for furniture and flooring, and the dense core is valuable to Chinese rifle manufacturers. With hundreds or thousands of dollars packed into each plant, mukula forests represent a gold mine for Zambia. But an entrenched web of corruption ensures only powerful […]

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SPEAK UP, South Africa: the impact of the Nkandla ruling

In March this year South Africa’s highest court upheld a landmark investigation by the courageous Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that showed how taxpayers’ money had been used to upgrade President Jacob Zuma’s personal residence. This underscored the importance of the role of the Public Protector in holding those in power to account. It is the […]

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لهذه الأسباب يغذي الفساد حالة انعدام الأمن الإقليمي في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

اطلع على نتائج مؤشر مُدْرَكات الفساد لعام ٢٠١٥ مرة أخرى… ثلاثة من البلدان العشرة التي حلت في قاع المؤشر الصادر هذا العام تقع في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وهي العراق، وليبيا، والسودان. إن الصراعات المدمرة الجارية في هذه البلدان وغيرها – مثل سوريا واليمن – تعني حتماً أن أي جهود رامية إلى تقوية المؤسسات والدولة قد […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa: Achieving ‘the Africa we want’ starts with the rule of law

En français View the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index results Sub-Saharan Africa faced a myriad of threats in 2015, from the Ebola epidemic to rising terrorism. Again and again we saw corruption exacerbate the causes of crises, and undermine the response. This year’s index presents a worrying picture – with 40 of 46 countries showing a […]

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Middle East and North Africa: Why corruption is fuelling regional insecurity

View the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index results باللغة العربية Once again, three of the bottom 10 countries in this year’s index are from the MENA region – Iraq, Libya and Sudan. The ongoing devastating conflicts in these and other countries, such as Syria and Yemen, inevitably mean that any efforts to strengthen institutions and the state […]

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Afrique subsaharienne: réussir ‘l’Afrique que nous voulons’ commence par l’état de droit

Voir les résultats de Indice de Perception de la Corruption 2015 En bref En 2015, l’Afrique subsaharienne a été confrontée à une multitude de menaces, allant de l’épidémie d’Ebola à la montée du terrorisme. Sans répit, nous avons vu la corruption exacerber les causes de ces crises et saper les mesures correctives. L’indice de cette […]

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Five ways to make measurable progress in returning stolen assets in the MENA region

Representatives of Transparency International from seven chapters and partner organisations from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Secretariat have been invited by the Tunisian government to take part in the fourth Arab Forum on Asset Recovery (AFAR4) taking place in Hammamet, Tunisia this week.  This is an important opportunity for us to […]

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Why did Transparency International visit Jordan?

We understand that The Middle East and North Africa finds itself in a very complex situation with major challenges to its stability, security and development. In that context we articulate four key messages to improve the governance indicators for Jordan. These messages are addressed to the government, the civil society organisations and the private sector. […]

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After peaceful elections Ivory Coast must build on its commitments to fight corruption

On 25 October Ivory Coast went peacefully to the polls in the first election since bloody violence erupted in the aftermath of the 2010 presidential election. The incumbent Alassane Ouattara will remain in power. Our main concern is that any new government understands that to maintain stability it must strengthen the institutions that provide security, […]

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