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17 Jul

Daily Corruption: News Feed & Database project

The Daily Corruption: News Feed & Database project is an effort to build a constantly updated web database of corruption and anti-corruption news from countries around the world. It involves the indexing, quantification, and statistical analysis of daily national news as inputted into the system by local partners, and monitored by international experts to ensure […]

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17 Jul

Protests in an Age of Distrust in Africa

In recent years, Africa has again become a theatre of protest. Whereas the surge of protests in the 1980s and 1990s were largely focussed on advancing democracy in autocratic governments, this new wave is different. The recent uprisings have largely been overt demands from the public for greater scrutiny of the internal affairs of their […]

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17 Jul

Writing a European Citizens’ Constitution; Could we ask for more transparency in the EU?

Last weekend we celebrated 60 years of the European Union (EU), and there is no better time to consider what kind of future we want for the EU. At the beginning of March, 150 young activists from more than 30 different countries representing various organisations gathered in Strasbourg to put in writing how a stronger […]

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17 Jul

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 […]

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17 Jul

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 […]

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17 Jul

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 […]

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17 Jul

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 […]

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17 Jul

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 […]

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17 Jul

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 […]

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17 Jul

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 […]

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