Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption.

Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption.

Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption. Photo credit: Oleksandra Chernova Iryna Matviyishyn is a journalist and blogger from Lviv, Ukraine. She writes about the recent local elections in Ukraine and how the country still has quite some distance to go before it becomes free from corruption. On 25th October, Ukrainians voted for mayors [...]

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa The brink of a revolution which is now correctly directed! Many were skeptical to join the recent university student action against fee increases in South Africa.  It’s a known yet relatively unpublished fact that annual fee protests especially at a university level are linked to Student Representative Council (SRC) [...]

The Inefficiency Of Corruption

The Inefficiency Of Corruption

The inefficiency of corruptionOr why corruption does not benefit an economy Although there are still people who stick to the view that corruption in some cases “greases the wheels” theory, as well as empirics, reveal the opposite of this perspective. Most economists consider corruption to be a major obstacle to development as it is partly [...]

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 1)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 1)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 1) Winds of change are blowing at the National University of Asunción (UNA), the largest and most prestigious University in Paraguay, which on Thursday celebrated 126 years of existence amid a student protest within the Campus demanding changes to the statutes and the resignation of the University’s [...]