21 Mar

Why the European Union Matters!

On the second anniversary of Anti Corruption International, two of the primary founders of the organisation were in a windy Brussels campaigning. They were seeking to advance the discussion on the relevance of combatting corruption for the European Union, an area which even this year has seen its setbacks. The very disappointing step not to […]

10 Mar

The role of local and regional authorities in preventing corruption and promoting good governance

Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels, Belgium, February 28th, 2017, 10am – 5pm According to an old Slovak saying, ‘a fish stinks from the head.’ However, when it comes to state governance and a country’s progressive democratic growth, evidence suggests that it might be more effective and feasible to address deficiencies and fill the gaps […]

18 Feb

Press Release | European Commission | Anti Corruption International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16/02/2017   Anti Corruption International expresses disappointment in European Commission’s failure to release Anti Corruption Report Following months of campaigning, the European Commission has indicated they will not release the EU wide Anti Corruption Report.   Berlin, Germany: Anti Corruption International, a global youth focused anti-corruption organisation, has expressed their disappointment in […]

16 Feb

How development aid and anti-corruption work is combined – A commentary on Norway’s approach

In 2013 the Norwegian government organisation NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development) started a project with Somalia, which combines the goals of development policies with anticorruption techniques in order to ensure sustainability in governance and development. The BBC quoted the Oslo newspaper The Local on the implementation of this technique¹ two days after they published the […]

10 Feb

Capital Flight : Hidden Funds Hindering Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Capital Flight : Hidden Funds Hindering Development in Sub-Saharan Africa by Hendrix Nkamicaniye Illicit financial outflows from sub-Saharan Africa is the least among other regions of the globe. However, it has outsized impact on Africa than elsewhere. in 1992, capital flight from Africa was lower than in Latin America, but the consequence of this leakage(on […]

9 Feb

Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Unlocking Youth Leadership Opportunities

A lack of strong and sound leadership has made it difficult for many young people in Africa to develop effectively in political structures that should empower them. Many organizations in Africa especially public government entities are challenged by an absence of resolute young leadership as they struggles in precarious times. In Malawi according to the […]

31 Jan

Enhancing Youth Political Participation for Africa’s Development

  Africa is a continent of the young. In 2015, of a total population of close to 1.2 billion people, an estimated 541 million (45.1%) were under the age of 18. A further 458 million (38.2%) were between the ages of 18 and 45. Young people between the ages of 15 and 35 constitute one-third […]

14 Jan

How oil theft in Nigeria is an example of why an International solution is needed

By Jason Deegan and Roey Rosenblith The oil fields of Nigeria have had there fair share of problems since their discovery 61 years ago in 1956, from its damaging environmental impacts, to the effect of state repression and human rights abuses that in many cases continue to this day. But how does oil theft in […]

2 Jan

The Role of Media in Reporting on Corruption in Macedonia

At the moment of writing this text, there are intensive negotiations in progress between the leaders of the four biggest political parties in Macedonia regarding the new Law on Media. These negotiations are mediated by diplomats from the EU and USA. The mediation is inevitable because of the inability of Macedonian leaders to come to […]

2 Jan

German media’s role in reporting corruption

Author: Sara Bundtzen The role of the media is critical in reporting corruption and raising public awareness. The performance of the media is, however, dependent on a number of political, economic and legal aspects: media freedom of expression, access to information, ownership, competition, outreach and credibility are some of the key factors that have significant […]