From Syria to Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan, the most corrupt states are also torn apart by political conflicts, showing the strong connection between the two.
From Leonardo DiCaprio to Van Gogh's painting, the scam is centred around many power hubs and cash cows.
The finance minister, Henry Rotich, has handed himself to the police after the chief prosecutor ordered his arrest on corruption charges related to the construction of two massive dams.
Saudi Arabia’s purge against its elite is not what changes investor perceptions. The monarchy must open up about the distribution of its oil wealth to attract investment.
The US under the Trump administration loses four points to score 71 out of 100 on Transparency International's 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, sending the country tumbling out of the top 20 for the first time since 2011.
During his visit to Panama, Pope Francis also pledged support for "all efforts" to avoid further suffering in crisis-torn Venezuela and insisted public officials live simply, honestly and transparently.
Taliban and Daesh have carried out several deadly attacks in the run-up to Afghanistan's long-delayed vote, which will only be the third parliamentary elections to be held in the country after the US invasion in 2001.
International donors have pledged $11 billion in financing to Lebanon four weeks before the election. Considering the rampant corruption in the country, it's worth asking if this gives an edge to Lebanon's incumbents.
Some 103 deputies voted in favour of the first no-confidence vote against the centre-right coalition cabinet led by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
Former head of state oil firm PetroVietnam Construction, Trinh Xuan Thanh is being tried for alleged mismanagement and embezzlement along with 21 more executives.
Vague promises of political reform by the government of President Faure Gnassingbe have failed to sway protester, who are also demanding a limit to the number of presidential terms.
Supreme Court's decision, highly anticipated by Pakistanis, threatens to plunge Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government into turmoil.
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