(April 13, 2006) Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, pledged Tuesday to push the fight against corruption to the center of the bank’s global development work in a speech outlining a comprehensive and detailed anti-corruption agenda.
(April 11, 2006) Jakarta: World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz unveiled corruption fighting measures on Tuesday that will change the way the bank designs and approves development projects for poor countries.
(March 8, 2006) A few weeks ago, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff in the State Department, Lawrence Wilkerson, revealed to a PBS NOW audience something we all knew anyway about Saddam Hussein’s weapons arsenal: ‘I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community, and the United Nations Security Council.’
(March 1, 2006) They call Douala the “armpit of Africa.” Lodged beneath the bulging shoulder of West Africa, this malaria-infested city in southwestern Cameroon is humid, unattractive, and smelly.
(February 20, 2006) Nine months into his tenure as president of the World Bank, Paul
Wolfowitz has made headlines mainly by provoking a staff backlash.
(December 30, 2005) A recent investigation by the Financial Times has raised serious questions regarding the U.N.’s handling of the tsunami relief effort, in particular the way in which it has spent the first $590 million of its $1.1 billion disaster.
(December 23, 2005) When Jan Egeland, the United Nations top disaster official, announced in March that PwC, the professional services firm, would help monitor the expenditure of funds collected under the UN’s $1.1-billion tsunami “flash appeal” he offered a simple gauge for what would result.
(December 22, 2005) A year after the Indian Ocean tsunami, up to a third of the $590 million so far spent under the United Nations’ $1.1 billion disaster flash appeal appears to have gone on administration, staff and related costs.
(December 8, 2005) The Opposition staged a noisy walkout in the Lok Sabha pressing their demand for the resignation of Sonia Gandhi as chairperson of National Advisory Council, alleging that Rs 528 crore from Iraqi oil deals had been stashed away in foreign banks.
(November 25, 2005) BJP wants Sonia and Natwar Singh to resign.
(November 18, 2005) Beirut: President George W. Bush has made democratization a pillar of his administration’s strategy. “It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny,” he declared in his January 20, 2005, inaugural address.
(November 18, 2005) Business leaders of 21 economies in the Asia- Pacific region Friday adopted an anti-corruption declaration, urging their heads of state to make greater efforts to eliminate corruption and enhance transparency.
(November 18, 2005) A North Carolina man who was charged with accepting kickbacks and bribes as a comptroller and financial officer for the American occupation authority in Iraq was hired despite having served prison time for felony fraud in the 1990’s.
(November 18, 2005) One of France’s most distinguished diplomats has confessed to an investigating judge that he accepted oil allocations from Saddam Hussein.
(November 14, 2005) The aim of this proposal is to provide a text to serve as a point of departure for ECG Members’ further deliberations in respect of an enhanced Action Statement.