Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, UK and USA have urged the Zimbabwean Government to stop repression and corruption.
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
Worldwide corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when they’re misused for private advantage. This is harmful in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones. It is extremely challenging to develop accountable political leadership in a corrupt climate. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Corruption in America.
On August 4, 2020, a blast destroyed much of Lebanon’s Beirut port and half the city. The corrupt nature of the country means impunity needs to be averted.
On August 4, 2020, a blast devastated Beirut’s port and half the city. This comes against the backdrop of deep corruption and a crumbling political system.
Malawi’s Chakwera has vowed a crackdown on the last administration’s corruption. President Chakwera made controversial appointments when he took power.
Mugabe’s land re-distribution in Zimbabwe was a disaster because those who received land could not run farms. Mnangagwa may be replicating this disaster.
The American Justice Department is empowered to prevent ballot box discrimination. However, it has gone quiet when it comes to enforcing voting rights.
From VOA: Police in Malawi have arrested a bodyguard of former President Peter Mutharika for allegedly helping
The people of Malawi fought hard to oust Peter Mutharika but Lazarus Chakwera who benefited from this movement has resorted to nepotism in appointments.
Killing of 2 Zimbabweans by Chinese man over pay rehashes concerns of Chinese racial prejudice and impunity in Africa enabled by corrupt African regimes.
Former President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has been convicted on corruption charges. He was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.