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Entries in Somalia (14)

Thursday
Dec152016

SFO ends investigation of alleged oil company bribes in Somalia

Lord Howard of Lympne, Chairman of Soma Oil & GasThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday it has closed its 18-month criminal investigation into Soma Oil & Gas and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Monday
Aug032015

SFO launches probe of Soma Oil and Gas

Somali Minister of National Resources Abdirizak Omar Mohamed and Lord Howard of Lympne, chairman of SOMA, on August 6, 2013 (Image courtesy of Soma)The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed Friday that it has opened a criminal investigation into Soma Oil and Gas Holdings Ltd and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Compliance officers take note: White House affirms anti-graft priorities

President Barack Obama issued a National Security Strategy Friday, the first one since 2010 and only the second from his administration.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

To find terrorism, look for graft

Last year, 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks, 61% more than the previous year. More than 80% of all deaths from terrorist attacks occurred in five of the world's most corrupt countries -- Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

The 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index

It is that time of the year again. Transparency International released its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today.  The CPI, which is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide, measures the perceptions of public sector corruption. It uses data from international surveys that look at factors such as accountability of national and local governments, effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws, access to government information, and abuse of government ethics and conflict of interest rules.

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Friday
Nov012013

World Bank hosting event about high-seas piracy

Since 2005, over $400 million has been paid in ransoms to pirates who’ve hijacked ships in the Indian Ocean. The World Bank, INTERPOL, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime have followed the money to find out who gets it, how it's distributed and moved, where it's invested, and how the illegal money flows can be stopped.

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Friday
Sep132013

U.S. State Department gets an ‘F’ for Afghan compliance

U.S. Army Pfc. Jordan Adams provides security from a hilltop in Bagram in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Sept. 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexander NaylorDespite spending $96 billion in reconstruction aid in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion 12 years ago, the U.S. State Department still isn't measuring anti-corruption efforts there.

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Friday
Nov162012

New Myanmar laws for foreign investment and anti-corruption

Street market in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)As part of the reforms by President Thein Sein to open up Myanmar after decades of economic isolation, the parliament has approved a new foreign investment law.

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Friday
Jun082012

Is Aid Money Ailing Africa?

Not everyone agrees that aid creates poverty. But we thought of the aid-to-poverty cycle this week.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Indexing Personal Danger

A post on the Risk Management Monitor last week by Christine Kane talked about the most dangerous countries for expats to work in.

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Friday
May132011

Journalists Killed For Covering Graft

More than half the journalists murdered in the line of duty were working to expose corruption.

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Wednesday
Oct272010

The Bribes Of War

War is not only hell, it's corrupt too. Of the bottom ten countries on Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Perception Index, six have active wars, insurrections, or major civil disturbances.

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