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Afghanistan goes up in the corruption index

Afghanistan has secured four more points in the index in 2016 and is placed in 169thposition in the latest corruption perception index 2016 released by the Transparency International (TI). Previously, Afghanistan was placed among the most corrupt countries with Somalia

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Transparency International launches anti-corruption program in Afghanistan

Transparency International officially launched its three years program for fight against corruption in Afghanistan. The Afghan-German Cooperation is supporting Transparency International’s commitment to Afghanistan, funding the establishment of the international program. International professionals are currently recruiting national colleagues for the

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Residents halt work on a substandard road project in Paktia

Residents in the Ahmadabad district of Paktia province have stopped work on a road project in the area, as the project is suspected to lack quality. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the project is estimated to cost 23mn AFN.

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Nationwide protest to follow if octroi is not abolished-ACCI

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries warned nationwide protests would spark, if the government did not remove octroi. Octroi is a tax levied on various goods entering a town or city. The Cabinet recently decided to collect taxes from

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Afghanistan makes it to the top list of the corruption index

Afghanistan, once again, is ranked as the most corrupt country by the Transparency International, receiving 8 out of 100 marks. The other two countries that made it to the top list are North Korea and Somalia, each having the same

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Greece the most corrupt country in the EU

According to the Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index recent survey on 176 countries worldwide, Greece is perceived to have the most corrupt public sector of all 27 EU countries. The country’s economic turmoil and widespread tax evasion has caused

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