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Should banks profit from dictators’ money?

As Libya prepares for the future, what are financial centres doing to stop the flow of stolen assets from dictators? The following is adapted from a speech made by Transparency International’s vice-chair, Akere Muna, at the UN public service forum in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.   If corruption, especially money laundering and […]

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Water and profits in Nairobi’s poorest neighbourhoods

It is difficult to believe that someone living on less than a dollar day in a Nairobi slum can pay more for the use of water than their counterparts living in the city’s affluent residential areas. A worrying trend has emerged from the Transparency and Integrity in Service Delivery in Africa (TISDA) programme water sector […]

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Participatory Video

Handing the camera to the people

As part of the Poverty and Corruption in Africa programme, Alfred Bridi supported a training on Participatory Video in Uganda. Here’s what he writes about his experience: As a member of the Poverty and Corruption in Africa programme, I was recently able to join six of our African National Chapters at a training on Participatory […]

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Cyclone season is corruption time

The following blog post was written by Florent Andriamahavonjy, Coordinator, Transparency International- Initiative Madagascar, Africa Education Watch Programme Team. For the past three years I have led the Madagascar section of the Africa Education Watch programme that is assessing primary education in seven African countries, including Madagascar, where I am leading the team that is […]

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What did the others say? Observations on the CPI in the media

The 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index has been launched. As every year, and maybe more than ever, it stirred a lot of needed debate and attention to the issue of corruption around the world. The attention the index received this year showed that the greed and lack of transparency that were at the heart of the […]

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Anti-corruption leader released in Niger

The anti-corruption leader Wada Maman who was arrested last Saturday 22 August in Niamey, Niger, has been released on bail, along with eight other men who were detained on the same day. His arrest and the ongoing intimidation of civil society in the country continue to be a cause of great concern for Transparency International […]

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On the Spot: Huguette in Kenya

The second stop on my East African tour took me to Nairobi, Kenya. Once we had arrived, Rima and I met with the staff of Transparency International Kenya to discuss the many different projects they are currently working on – from ensuring good governance in water, health and education sectors to advocating for policy and […]

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On the Spot: TI Chair Huguette Labelle in East Africa

I’ve been to Africa many times. I’ve visited cities and huts, met with heads of state and shared meals with local communities, but this was a special trip. It was the first time since being elected to head of our international anti-corruption movement that I am travelling to the region. With this in mind, I […]

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