Corruption

Nigeria’s NO. 3 Man and the trouble from Panama

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Senate President Bukola Saraki. Photo: Mohammed Lere, Premium Times. Photograpgh taken with permission from Emmanuel Mayah from article.: ”#PanamaPapers: Hidden family assets of Nigeria’s Senate President, Saraki, uncovered in tax havens”, 4 April 2016.

Working on the Panama Papers I have realized, more than ever before, the power of networking and collaboration. The teamwork with international journalists gave me the confidence and empowerment to dare a fearsome figure in the corridor of power.

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South Africa: Could it happen overnight?

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A journalist records a speech during a march in Cape Town. Investigative journalist Craig McKune writes about several recent cases where journalists are exposed to threats in South Africa. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp (CC BY-ND 4.0)

- I explained how South Africa is very violent... "Yet, the bad guys do not seem to hurt journalists for some reason", I said... How wrong I was. 

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The coal-case of Guatemala

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Otto Pérez Molina in the Jaguar Energy coal plant. Photograph: Guatemalan Government (CC)

- One politician used his Facebook profile to accuse me, a journalist, of being behind "the attacks" against him, and stated that a criminal lawsuit would follow. A day later he wrote a column welcoming me to the "world of the mortals", and implicit death threat. 

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Panama Offshore Story Continues in Armenia: Investigative Journalists - NGO Goes to Court

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Mihran Poghosyan. Fotograph: Compulsory Enforcement Service (Wikimedia / Creative Commons / Mamuli qartughar)

Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) dropped the offshore business case against former Chief Compulsory Enforcement Service Officer Mihran Poghosyan in January this year.

Writen by Kristine Agalaryan* (photograph on the right) 

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- I followed the illicit wealth from timber corruption and found it all disappeared behind a curtain off-shore

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Clare Rewcastle, founder of the Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak UK/ Malaysia. Photo: Dominique James

Off-shore "paradise" islands are back in the news and as far as I am concerned they should stay in the news until these shelters for the super-rich, tax evaders and also mega-criminals are sorted out.

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Opinion piece: Will the Conservative Party and the Progress Party prevent tax flight?

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Vi er ikke langt unna målstreken for å få på plass en utvidet land-for-land rapportering. Illustrasjon: Roar Hagen
We are not far from getting the law on expanded country-by-country reporting in place. Illustration: Roar Hagen

The Government only needs to close three loopholes to make the legislation to combat corruption and tax flight work. 

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Norway removes EITI-support from budget in agreement with Uganda

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Winnie is interviewed in front of the Norwegian parliament

The Norwegian programme Oil for Development removes a budget item regarding EITI in the partner agreement with Uganda. 

- We are disappointed with the Norwegian authorities, says Winnie Ngabiirwe of PWYP Uganda. 

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