Omar Bongo died in power in 2009 after 42 years of corrupt rule. His son, Ali, took over. Now impaired, Ali has appointed his son to rule Gabon de facto.
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.
A lead investigator in Botswana has accused former President Ian Khama of corruption and embezzlement. Khama responded saying he will sue for defamation
NBA is under no obligation to apologize to the China for supporting freedom in Hong Kong. But it did just that, crouching down to Chinese tyranny.
Tunisia is the only Arab Spring country to enjoy democracy. However, it faces threats from political Islam fielded by regional neighbors like Saudi Arabia, UAE.
A whistleblower complaint released by the House Intelligence Committee alleges that President Trump sought to enlist Ukraine’s help in the 2020 election.
Whistle-blower, identified multiple White House officials as witnesses to potential presidential misconduct who could corroborate the complaint.
Chaotic protests across Egypt this weekend prompted by junta corruption videos underscore the population’s weariness with economic hardship.
Drawing from lessons past, Ukrainians overwhelmingly voted last April for Zelenskiy, who was unaffiliated with the ruling elite in a bid to end corruption.
Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability Mirella warns UN.
Article explores what the Supreme Court has done to rebrand corruption, as well as how this impacts the criminal prosecutions of corrupt elected officials.