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Corruption in Egypt

If corruption materialised as a man, I would kill that man. Corruption is the fierce enemy that permeates our society, devouring our resources. It works in the dark to destroy our lives. Corruption is the incurable disease that is rampant in the body of society, to blight and exhaust it. Corruption was mentioned in the …

Hany Aboul Fotouh

The Siemens affair: Lost in translation

In Greece, a corruption trial against former Siemens executives and others employed by the corporation has gotten off to a slow start. The defendants have been accused of bribery and money laundering. On Friday, the first official day of proceedings, Judge Sotiris Tsiberis announced that the corruption trial against Siemens in Greece would begin in …

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FIFA bans Nepal, Laos football chiefs for corruption

The two Asian football officials have been found guilty of seeking and accepting bribes at elections to choose members of FIFA’s Executive Committee. They have been handed 10 and two-year bans. FIFA has banned the president of Nepal’s football association for 10 years after he was implicated for bribery at elections to choose Asian delegates …

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Diack resigns from IOC amid allegations of corruption

Diack has resigned from his position at the IOC, days after being suspended. The former IAAF president is under formal investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that Lamine Diack has resigned as an honorary member of the organization. Diack, the former president of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), …

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Brazil’s Marin agrees to US extradition in FIFA corruption case

Jose Maria Marin, who led the organizing committee for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, has agreed to relocation to the US pending trial. He’s wanted on racketeering charges and could face up to 20 years. Switzerland’s justice ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the 83-year-old Marin “must be placed in the custody of …

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Tunisia protests corruption amnesty law

Hundreds of Tunisians have poured into Tunis’ streets to protest a controversial law offering amnesty to corrupt businessmen and politicians. The bill was introduced by the president over the summer.

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Nigeria: Corruption scares off companies

The Dutch company Brunel no longer wants to do business in Nigeria. It says the country is too corrupt. But Nigeria’s new President, Muhammadu Buhari, appears serious about cracking down on bribery and fraud. These words contain a lot of anger: “If it is impossible to do business without breaking the rules and putting our …

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Civil society and the challenges of the law

Civil society was one of the key actors in the Egyptian political and social movement, witnessed during the last 10 years. This movement led to two great revolutionary waves on 25 January, 2011, and 30 June, 2013. The first one was against a corrupt system that came through rigged elections. The second was against a …

Daily News Egypt

How the Egyptian state frames and manages chaos

Having lived in complete chaos for many years, Egyptians have come to believe that chaotic behaviour is an Egyptian cultural trait, part of their DNA, and that we are by nature a chaotic people. The reality is that chaos is consciously sustained by the Egyptian state, to facilitate its authoritarian rule. It is simply one …

Mohammed Nosseir

Overseas corporate corruption still a major problem

Cross-border corporate bribery is still a largely unresolved issue, Transparency International has concluded in a fresh report. Germany, it said, was among only few nations actively combating corruption. Transparency International (TI) said Thursday that about half of the 41 signatories to the OECD anti-bribery convention had been doing “little or nothing” to fight growing levels …

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