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Transparency victory delayed but not denied

Late in May, ONE put out an urgent call to all our members to call their Senators and urge them to vote in favor of including the Cardin-Lugar Transparency amendment to the Senate Financial Regulation bill. Our members generated over 1,000 calls to the senate and helped secure enough support for its sponsors Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Lugar (R-ID) to be confident of winning the vote. However, due to a procedural motion in the Senate, we were denied the opportunity to have the vote.

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Missing money

Check out this post from ONE’s new France Director Guillaume Grosso:
Last week, I attended a meeting in Paris on stolen assets and how we can recover them.

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Urgent: Call your senators now

This afternoon, the senate will vote on the Cardin-Lugar Amendment to S.3217. This important amendment would require all companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange to open their books and report every payment made to governments in exchange for the rights to drill for oil and gas or mine gold and diamonds.

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Reverse the Resource Curse Now

Countries rich in natural resources too often end up with high rates of poverty, corruption, conflict, and poor governance rather than prosperity. Finding valuable oil, gas or gold should boost countries ability to fight poverty and improve living standards for all, but even in countries with good governments, the temptation of big bribes can corrupt key officials and cause good governments to fail. This is known as the resource curse.

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DR Congo President fires thousands accused of corruption

BBC reports along with other news outlets that the Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila has fired or forcibly retired almost 3,000 government employees as part of what Budget Minister Michel Lokolo calls a larger fight against corruption.

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Sub-Saharan Africa still faces corruption

On Tuesday, Transparency International (TI) released their 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), revealing that many sub-Saharan African countries remain among the most corrupt world-wide.
The annually-released index ranks how corrupt governments are perceived to be, according to international institutions such as the World Economic Forum, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

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