Category: Africa

Reporting on corruption in Sudan was life-threatening work during the dictatorship of Omar Al-Bashir. At a recent gathering of local investigative journalists organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Al-Khatim Adlan Center for Enlightenment (KACE), one reporter described how her car was followed and then rammed by another vehicle while she… Read More

Sudan’s pro-democratic revolution ended a long-standing autocracy, but there remains a long path ahead for improving the country’s governance. Public sector corruption threatens the emerging democracy as unscrupulous practices continue to dominate the political arena.  One part of the puzzle for dealing with public corruption is a robust system for declaring the assets of government… Read More

Part I: The December Revolution Sudan’s third revolution began suddenly in December 2018 after nearly thirty years of oppressive rule under President Omar Al-Bashir. Peaceful demonstrations sparked by price hikes on essential goods like bread and fuel led thousands of protestors to take to the streets. Beginning in the northern town of Atbara, the protests… Read More

Connected Development (CODE) Chief Executive and Follow The Money (FTM) founder, Hamzat Lawal, recently sat down with CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC) to share more about his story and anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria and across Africa. Lawal recently participated in ACGC’s COVID-19 and Corruption event on June 24th entitled The Rapid Responders, a discussion… Read More

The economic impact of the COVID-19 emergency has caused unexpected and dramatic disruptions in global supply chain. Rapidly changing government policies, restrictions in mobility, and unpredictable customer demands stemming from the health crisis have battered logistics networks and put severe strain on businesses. Troublingly, these disruptions have heightened the appeal of corrupt and unethical practices… Read More

This week ACGC’s Staci Samuels sat down with Lola Adekanye to discuss CIPE’s efforts to combat corruption across Africa. Lola Adekanye leads CIPE’s anti-corruption and transparency initiatives in Africa. She supports private sector and civil society partners in developing strategies, deploying systems, and advocating reforms that will enable them to achieve institutional change and increase… Read More

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