Our own contacts in Nigeria confirm that Ribadu’s departure is a blow to the country’s fight against corruption.
One can only hope that clear and verifiable results are announced and accepted by both sides before this gets any worse.
It may be too early to determine just how politically-linked the removal was, but regardless the EFCC continues to endure a rough patch.
Regardless of your personal views of the controversial former Pakistani prime minister, it’s hard not to view this as another blow to democratic consolidation in the troubled South Asian nation. Coverage:ReutersNew York TimesThe GuardianUPIDawn (leading English-language daily in Pakistan)
This Washington Post story puts to rest the quaint notion that U.S. Federal Elections Commission (FEC) still matters in any meaningful way when it comes to controlling the influence of money in American politics.