Category Archives: Corruption Mapping

Working Paper : Engaging both women and men in the Community Integrity Building!

Working Paper : Engaging both women and men in the Community Integrity Building!

Overview Increasingly, programs for building community integrity must engaging both women and men to affect attitudes change. Findings from different research and study are underscoring the need to engage both sexes together, since their joint involvement facilitates key changes in related gender roles and inequalities (Heise, 2011, Michau et al., 2015, Jewkwa wr al., 2015, Greene and Levack, 2010). However, there is little formal evidence on the effectiveness of mixed-sex approaches, and in a particular

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Bob Dole, Trump campaign aide to lobby for Congolese government

Bob Dole, Trump campaign aide to lobby for Congolese government

The troubled government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is pouring millions of dollars into a new Washington lobbying campaign featuring prominent Republicans.  Among those working on the Congolese effort: former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole and Adnan Jalil, who worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign helping it communicate with Congress. Also involved is Jason Epstein , a longtime lobbyist who has represented the Turkish embassy and other foreign clients. Epstein is former director of legislative

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Strange lobbying contract between Kinshasa and an Israeli firm

Strange lobbying contract between Kinshasa and an Israeli firm

The Democratic Republic of Congo is spending millions on a coordinated lobbying campaign aimed at the United States amid rising tensions over the future of its leader, Joseph Kabila. The country signed a $5.6 million contract with Mer Security and Communication Systems, an Israel-based security consulting firm, according to new disclosure forms released by the Justice Department. The contract is large even by the standards of foreign lobbying, which is a lucrative niche. While the

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Congo’s pricey passport scheme sends millions of dollars offshore

Congo’s pricey passport scheme sends millions of dollars offshore

The passport is among the most expensive in the world, costing each Congolese applicant $185. A UK passport costs half as much, and a U.S. passport $110. Yet according to documents reviewed by Reuters, the Congolese  government will receive just $65 from each passport. Instead, most of the money will go to Semlex, a firm based in Belgium that is producing the travel documents, and to a small company in the Gulf. Read full article HERE