Blatant Corruption http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22774/all en South Africa's Jacob Zuma spent $28 million of public money to make his house cooler http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121030/jacob-zuma-corruption-28-million-public-money-house <p>JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; To most South Africans, it is an unimaginable expense: $28 million in upgrades to President Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s rural homestead, with taxpayers footing the bill. But while the president maintains these upgrades are required for security reasons, this has failed to quell South African outrage over the high cost of the project, along with further revelations that tens of millions more in state funding has been spent on roads in the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121030/jacob-zuma-corruption-28-million-public-money-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blatant Corruption World Leaders Elections Politics South Africa Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:23:46 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5724464 at http://www.globalpost.com Just how corrupt is Afghanistan? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/131206/corruption-afghanistan <p>Afghanistan ranks as one of the three most corrupt nations on Earth. Many Afghans say America has something to do with that. They may be right. But the bulk of responsibility must lie with the Afghans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/131206/corruption-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Blatant Corruption Business Want to Know Politics Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat United States Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:03:27 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 6012217 at http://www.globalpost.com