UCF Global Perspectives


Tag Archives: corruption

Intelligence Chief in Nigeria Suspended

Posted on

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, after the discovery of USD $43 million in cash in a Lagos apartment (AP). The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission also found around GBP £27,800, and NGN 23 million naira in the Lagos apartment (BBC). Buhari also ordered […]

Latin American Prosecutors Join Forces on Odebrecht Bribes

Posted on

Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction firm, is under investigation for corruption. Prosecutors from eleven different Latin American countries have come together to create “the broadest, most rapid and effective cooperation” on the case involving the company (LAP). The Brazilian Attorney General’s Office organized the meeting with law enforcement from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, […]

Rwandan Government Fires 200 Police Officers

Posted on

Two hundred Rwandan police officers have been dismissed due to various implications of corruption. Police Spokesman Theos Badege said there would be “no mercy” for the corrupt officers in the police (AP). Those dismissed included one Superintendent, four Chief Inspectors, 23 Inspectors, 38 Assistant Inspectors, 65 Non-Commissioned officers and 67 Constables (AllAfrica). President Paul Kagame […]

Anti-Corruption Protests Erupt in Central American Nations

Posted on

In recent weeks, several protests have erupted in cities across Guatemala and Honduras, demanding the resignation of the nations’ presidents. Though Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina was not charged, protestors linked him to recent corruption scandals in his administration (Associated Press). The allegations include bribes taken to protect businesses from import duties and the rigging […]