Weekly news – 13 July 2018

Publikováno: 13. července 2018

Wednesday marked African Anti-Corruption Day — an important opportunity to recognise both the progress made and the work still left to be done in the fight against corruption in Africa.

It was also a key moment in a year that the African Union (AU) is dedicating to fighting corruption.

The impact of corruption on Africa’s economic development cannot be underestimated. Roughly 43 per cent of Africans live in poverty while over US$50 billion worth of stolen assets flow out of the continent every year.

That’s money that could be invested in jobs, social services and infrastructure.

And that’s why we wrote an open letter to the AU with a series of urgent recommendations.

Fighting corruption extends beyond any single slogan, day or year. It takes long-term commitment and serious political will. African leaders must root out corruption at every opportunity.

News from Transparency International

How to win the fight against corruption in Africa

African Anti-Corruption Day is an important opportunity to recognise both the progress made in the fight against corruption in Africa and the significant work still left to do.

Moonlighting in Brussels: side jobs and ethics concerns in the European Parliament

Sixty per cent of Members of the European Parliament have declared outside activities. So what are MEPs doing outside of their legislative and parliamentary activity?

Opportunites

Anti-Corruption Award 2018

Nominations for the Anti-Corruption Award 2018 are OPEN until 15 July 2018! Our Anti-Corruption Award recognises the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption around the world.

Winners will be announced at the #18IACC this October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nominate someone today!

The Fair Play competition is open!

Fair Play is a global competition for original songs by young bands (ages between 18 to 35). Bands are invited to submit their anti-corruption music videos online until 1 August 2018. They must be related to the theme of corruption.

Two bands will be selected to perform in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Fair Play live concert that will take place on 23 October 2018 at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)!

 

Source: Transparency International

Fighting corruption extends beyond any single slogan, day or year. It takes long-term commitment and serious political will. African leaders must root out corruption at every opportunity.