December 9th, 2014
Corruption can take many forms. Whether it's a politician funneling state funds into bank accounts in offshore tax havens, or a multinational corporation skirting their tax responsibilities in a developing country, one thing is clear: corruption stifles development and hinders society. Often, lots of these activities are facilitated by a lack of transparency in our financial system.
Today is International Anti-Corruption Day, which should serve as a day to remind the world why it's important to speak out against corruption. Feel free to join in the global chorus on Twitter by following the hashtags #breakthechain and #anticorruptionday.
August 19th, 2009
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon faces a food crisis this year as corruption in the impoverished nation's Agriculture Ministry worsens a shortfall in maize supply, according to the findings of a government investigation.
July 6th, 2009
Task Force member Global Financial Integrity echoed the sentiments of other civil society organizations today, including Task Force member Tax Justice Network, in condemning the harassment of Cameroonian journalist Jean-Bosco Talle for his part in fighting corruption in the West African nation. From GFI's statement
Following publication of the report “Biens mal acquis” or “Ill-Gotten Gains,” by the French non-profit organization Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) last month, Mr. Talla, editor of the Cameroonian newspaper Germinal, has been harassed and his life has been threatened. The report presents estimates for...
July 6th, 2009
The history of the Republic of Cameroon, an oil-rich Central African country, embodies the typical post-decolonization cycle. Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon came to power in 1982 with the tacit support of the international community. In 2008, he managed to modify
Cameroon’s constitution and is now quasi president for life. According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, Paul Biya’s regime is one of the most corrupt in the world. It even received the title of “world’s most corrupt country” in 1998
Cameroon has long been on the radar of most development aid...