Transparency International Publishes Global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2023

The 2023 Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) was released in January 2024, with 180 countries and territories assessed on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The 2023 CPI showed that over two-thirds of nations scored below 50. The global average is 43, reflecting a lack of progress or regression …

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Jersey’s Royal Court Orders Repatriation of $8.9 Million Stolen Assets to Nigeria.

In a significant victory in the global fight against corruption and financial crimes, the Jersey Royal Court has ruled that stolen assets valued at £6.9 million ($8.9 million) be returned to Nigeria. The decision followed a thorough investigation prompted by a forfeiture notice issued in November 2023 by Jersey’s Attorney General, Mark Temple KC. The …

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African Center, Founder, commends France’s Agreement to Return $150 million Abacha Loot.

The French authorities have announced plans to return fresh $150m Sani Abacha loot to Nigeria. This was disclosed during the GFAR Action Series by the head of the French delegation to the 10th Session of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (CoSP10), Julien Buissart, Deputy Chief, Division for Economic Standard and Anti-Corruption, …

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CoSP 10: HAPPENING IN ATLANTA

The 10th session Conference of State Parties is currently in progress in Atlanta, and the plenary continues while side events are ongoing. During Plenary Item 2 which is the Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) being held today, 13th December, Secretary Uzra Zeya, the Secretary of the Conference of State Parties …

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CoSP 10: HAPPENING IN ATLANTA

The 10th session Conference of State Parties is currently in progress in Atlanta, and today, 13th December marks the third day. The following programs are scheduled for today:– Plenary Item 2 -Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption:10 am-1 pm-Plenary Item 3- Technical assistance:10 a.m–1 p.m– Plenary Item 4 Prevention: 3 p.m.–6 p.m. …

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Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) Asset Recovery Day

Tenth Session of the UN Convention Against Corruption Atlanta, December 12, 2023 The session on Engaging Civil Society in Asset Recovery and Return moderated by Ms Roberta Solis, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, StAR Secretariat, UNODC was aimed to explore  the necessary elements for the realization of Global Forum on Asset Recovery(GFAR) principles 4 …

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Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) Asset Recovery Day

Tenth Session of the UN Convention Against Corruption Atlanta, December 12, 2023 On December 12, 2023, African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery, and Sustainable Development visits the city of Atlanta alongside leaders, diplomats, and anti-corruption advocates from across the globe as it hosts the Tenth Session of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). The …

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA REPATRIATES OVER $20 MILLION IN ASSETS STOLEN BY FORMER NIGERIAN DICTATOR.