Posts Tagged ‘corruption

19
Nov
09

On air: Is corruption just a way of life?

‘Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.

It’s a subject that’s rarely out of the headlines, it affects nearly every nation on earth – rich and poor – and it’s (arguably) endemic. What is it? Corruption: the misuse of governmental powers by officials for illegitimate personal gain. No nation is immune from its tantalising grasp.
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12
Nov
09

On air: Is President Karzai the biggest barrier to peace in Afghanistan?

117[2]The US Ambassador to Kabul is advising President Barack Obama not to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan, until President Karzai’s government proves it will tackle corruption. Continue reading ‘On air: Is President Karzai the biggest barrier to peace in Afghanistan?’

04
Nov
09

On air: Is it time to let Afghans sort out their own country?

Afghantroops#Five British soldiers have died in Afghanistan, shot in their own compound, after an Afghan policeman they had been training apparently turned on his mentors.

The policeman, who had been living with the soldiers as part of the training programme, reportedly opened fire, then fled. It has sent shockwaves through the military not only in Britain, but in all countries with troops there.
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10
Dec
08

On air: Greece is the word

Four days of violence and protests  may well bring an unpopular government down in a seemingly untroubled part of the EU. Today a general strike has been called to “up the ante”.

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07
Jul
08

Is it ever acceptable to pay a bribe?

No issue sits at the front of Kenyan’s minds more than corruption, and in this case their involvement in it.
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