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In October the United Nations reached agreement on a groundbreaking Convention Against Corruption. 9 December has been proposed as a new annual International Anti-Corruption Day.
UK citizens were 13th on the integrity list of 18 nationalities, with only 58 per cent reckoning to be honest.
Citizens’ movements have played an important part in cleaning up general elections in several countries. Brian Lightowler charts their development from 1988 to the present day.
Laurence Cockcroft is chairman of Transparency International’s UK chapter and a member of TI’s main board.
Francis Kimani is a Nairobi-based lawyer.
Marie-Noëlle Ferrieux-Patterson is no stranger to controversy. As Vanuatu’s first Ombudsman (from 1994-99) she was responsible for exposing maladministration and breaches of the Leadership Code.
Why would a successful Kenyan salesman give up his career in order to become a thorn in his government’s flesh? Bedan Mbugua, editor of ‘The People’, talks to Paul Williams.
Michael Smith attends the world’s biggest anti-corruption conference in the Czech Republic.
Kenya is a beautiful country with rich natural resources but it is rocked by corruption. The result is that though most people work hard they are trapped in terrible poverty. Wanjiru Mungai shares her personal experience.
According to the IMF, crime and corruption cost $1,500 billion a year, he said.