All Blog Posts Tagged 'corruption' (29)

AFC suspends General Secretary as it keeps damning audit buried

By James M. Dorsey

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Wednesday suspended its general secretary, Dato Alex Soosay, pending an investigation of allegations that he had sought to tamper with or hide documents related to an investigation into corruption and mismanagement in the AFC that were first reported on this blog and in the Malay Mail.

In a terse statement that got its facts wrong in what looked like a bid to pre-empt calls for a broader investigation, the AFC said that Mr.…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 13, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Qatari promises of labour reform ring hollow amid revived corruption allegations

By James M. Dorsey

A promise by Qatari labour and social affairs minister Abdullah Saleh Mubarak al-Khulaifi to reform the Gulf state’s controversial kafala or labour sponsorship system by the end of this year is likely to cut little ice with human rights and trade union activists who four years after Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup are demanding deeds rather than words.

Mr. Al-Khulaifi’s promise comes amid an avalanche of media disclosures that suggest massive…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 4, 2015 at 11:24pm — No Comments

AFC’s Salman re-elected amid renewed corruption and governance questions

By James M. Dorsey

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has been elected president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for a second term and vice president of world soccer body FIFA amid unanswered questions about the AFC’s handling of corruption investigations and his apparent failure to enforce good governance in his own organization as well as among its members.

In an indication of the AFC’s apparent weak adherence to standards of propriety, the group decided to move the…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 1, 2015 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Turkish soccer: Illiberal President Erdogan’s latest victim

By James M. Dorsey

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s illiberal policies have targeted the media, the judiciary, the police, militant soccer fans, and anti-government protesters. Now they threaten to claim yet another victim: the game of football itself.

In a major blow to troubled Turkish soccer, Yildiz Holding, a conservative conglomerate known for its confectionary and biscuit business and close ties to Mr. Erdogan that is one of Turkey’s largest…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 15, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

New book on Ebola features local voices and behavior change

Ebola is one of the greatest threats modern society has ever faced, but not for the reasons you might have heard. It compels good people to do great things and not-so-good people to do horrible things. This is the story about resilient communities, strained systems, lawless nations, and individual people becoming leaders.

I wrote this book because I was appalled by all the misinformation. Given that I…


Added by Marc Maxson on December 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

How to Gauge Africa Summit Success? Updated, Realistic Perceptions

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Emily Fornof

President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will be a success to the extent…


Added by Viola Gienger on August 7, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Corruption: Sleeper Threat to International Security

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

In non-violent uprisings and more full scale revolutions ranging from the Arab spring to the overthrow of the President in Ukraine, one common underlying propellant was rebellion against government corruption. The same fuel has fed…


Added by Viola Gienger on July 3, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

PeaceTech Camps Bolster Iraqi Civil Society with New Skills

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here.

By Tim Receveur

Tahseen Alzrikiny, a journalist in the city of Diwaniyah, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, wanted to tell the story of the farmers in the area who were struggling…


Added by Viola Gienger on March 27, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Libya’s New Plan for a Constitution: Can It Overcome the Chaos?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …


Added by Viola Gienger on February 25, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

The Inner Voices of a Contemporary Indian – Part I

(originally published at

 (This is the first among a series of blogs on contemporary India – a subjective commentary on its…


Added by Rukmini Iyer on January 10, 2014 at 6:17am — 1 Comment

Leading From Love: The attentiveness that brought accountability

A guest post on by Rajasvini Bhansali

It had been six months since I started my new role as a management advisor for a network of youth polytechnics[1] in rural Kenya. The Wakamba village elders in Maseki village where I lived had named me Mutanu meaning “one who smiles a lot.” My career, coursework, and …


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 30, 2013 at 11:10am — 4 Comments

This Week in African Conflict... December 7th-13th, 2011.

  • Transparency International’s new report concluded that police forces in eastern Africa are perceived as the most corrupt body among the six institutions surveyed; the police, judiciary, customs, registry and permit services, land services, medical services, tax revenue, utilities and education systems. According to the report, 54% of people surveyed reported to have paid a bribe in the past year.
  • The…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 13, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Aid, Africa, Corruption, and Colonialism: An Honest Conversation

I’m sharing an interesting discussion that’s been going on via the LinkedIn Africa NGO Network group, "Why is development aid having corruption problems in Africa generally?". Some of the key contributions on root issues follow below.…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 22, 2011 at 10:27am — 14 Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Let me follow through on the hunger report by reflecting on poverty once more. Ph is an economic boom episode and its chief exec Noynoy Aquino has been in power for almost a year since installation. Yet hunger grows amidst relative abundance!


Government statistics has to be massaged anew so as to make it appear that poverty has been going down. The ‘doctorates of statistical massage’ should better do their jobs well, as the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 11, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Fugitive Philippine Senator Panfilo Lacson, who has an arrest order served on him over a double murder case (killings of PR man Bobby Dacer and his driver Corbito), came out of over a year of hiding. On the strength of a decision of the Court of Appeals, which centered on  questions of propriety of witness testimony, the arrest warrant served Lacson was nullified, hence permitting the fugitive to surface and resume with his duties in the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 28, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


The Philippines has been doing badly in the global corruption indices. Bad governance—and the stinking corruption accompanying it—redounds to slow wealth redistribution, grinding poverty, and high unemployment. Ph needs to shore up its badly tainted image if to solve its centuries-old poverty problems.


Incidentally, a concerted effort to impeach the incumbent Ombudsman, Merceditas Gutierrez, has been ongoing. The House of…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 14, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good day to you fellow global citizens!


We just celebrated the 25th EDSA People Power Revolution in PH last Feb 25. A full twenty-five (25) years after EDSA, the country remains mired in the gargantuan problem of bad governance. Graft & corruption continues to be a scourge to this country, ditto for other countries.


Patrimonial interest groups of every shade continue to pillage the national…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 4, 2011 at 2:43am — 1 Comment


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Pleasant day to you fellow global citizens!


Criminal investigations are currently hounding the Philippine military, with retired generals serving as frontal targets of congressional investigations. The dirty practices among echelon officers in the headquarters of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) include huge slush funds juggled from soldiers’ salaries and ghost battalions, and listening to the investigation…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 2, 2011 at 1:59am — No Comments



Por MAG. Freddy Ortiz Nishihara (*)…


Added by FREDDY ORTIZ NISHIHARA on January 6, 2011 at 1:45am — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 23rd-29th, 2010.


  • Vincenc Fisas of the School for a Culture of Peace released his report on the progress of peace processes in the third quarter of 2010. Sudan, Chad, the Western Sahara, Myanmar talks with the NLD, China-Tibet talks, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Yemen were all listed as progressing poorly in their respective peace…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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