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All Posts Tagged With: "corruption"

In Middle East, leaders on religious left offer reconciliation

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In Middle East, leaders on religious left offer reconciliation

Religious politicians are usually considered to be on the right of the ideological spectrum. However, we look at three figures -- Iyad Jamal Al-Din in Iraq, Menachem Froman in Israel and Mehdi Karroubi in Iran -- who advocate pacifism and pluralism yet are grounded in traditional spirituality.

Posted: March 25, 2010 12:02   Comments: 13
West African leaders pledge to battle corruption

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West African leaders pledge to battle corruption

Worldfocus contributing blogger Ayo Johnson writes about the importance of battling corruption in Africa. He points to certain leaders who exemplify efforts to change a practice that costs Africa over $150 billion per year.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:01   Comments: 26
The view from Afghanistan: corruption, illiteracy and loss

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The view from Afghanistan: corruption, illiteracy and loss

In the wake of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan, we survey different perspectives on life in Afghanistan. A Worldfocus contributing blogger reports on corruption; an embedded Marine describes the tremendous loss of one Afghan family; and True/Slant contributor P.J. Tobia weighs in on the state of Afghan forces.

Posted: December 3, 2009 15:13   Comments: 6
Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

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Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Stories from around the world compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somalia called the world's most corrupt country; Japan wants to silence noisy South African soccer fans; and the last unfinished novel of Vladimir Nabokov goes on sale in the West.

Posted: November 17, 2009 11:31   Comments: 1
Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

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Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about the future of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's reelection. Von Hippel says combating corruption is vital to maintaining the support of the Afghan people.

Posted: November 3, 2009 12:42   Comments: 0
Argentina’s ‘Valijagate’ is $800,000 cash in a suitcase

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Argentina’s ‘Valijagate’ is $800,000 cash in a suitcase

Peter Eisner blogs about how La Valija (the suitcase) is turning into Argentina's version of Watergate. The scandal began with the August 2007 discovery that Guido Antonini, a Venezuelan-born American, was carrying a suitcase containing $800,000 when he landed at the Buenos Aires' airport.

Posted: October 23, 2009 14:12   Comments: 6
Measuring South Africa’s progress since apartheid

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Measuring South Africa’s progress since apartheid

According final results announced Saturday, the ruling African National Congress won South Africa's national elections, though it failed to gain a two-thirds majority and its leader has faced growing criticism. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner examines South Africa's progress since apartheid, however imperfect the country and its leaders may still be.

Posted: April 27, 2009 12:27   Comments: 0
Corruption, deprivation and faulty infrastructure plague Iraq

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Corruption, deprivation and faulty infrastructure plague Iraq

Despite a reduction in violence and democratic elections in Iraq, the U.S. Department of State’s recently-released report on conditions in Iraq throughout 2008 stated that there is “widespread, severe corruption at all levels of government.”

Posted: February 26, 2009 16:16   Comments: 8
Drug cartel infiltrates Mexico’s attorney general office

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Drug cartel infiltrates Mexico’s attorney general office

Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the corruption of Mexico's justice system.

Posted: October 28, 2008 17:07   Comments: 0
Fighting corruption in Jordan by Danish example

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Fighting corruption in Jordan by Danish example

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses measures to fight corruption in Jordan based on success in Denmark.

Posted: September 26, 2008 10:59   Comments: 1

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