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Sudan’s standing on corruption index rating worsens in 2012

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December 5, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – Sudan’s ranking on corruption perception index is only better than Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia in 2012, according to a report released today by an anti-corruption watchdog.

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Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perception Index, measures perceptions of public sector corruption around the world based on surveys taken of business executives and experts.

Sudan now stands at 173 out of 174 compared to 177 out of 182 in 2011. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan moved ahead of the East African nation since last year.

Earlier this year Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir established an anti-graft agency in response to growing concern over corruption and what is seen as lack of accountability in that area. However so far nothing has emerged from the agency on its corruption probe.

Sudanese officials including president Bashir have downplayed the level of corruption in the country calling it exaggerated. But the Inspector General’s annual reports to the parliament including this year’s continue to show cases of embezzlement and fraud within the government.

Last month the Inspector General’s said that violations in states have increased by 38.1% compared to the previous reporting period.

He said that for example his office found that the Ministry of International Cooperation used a grant from an unknown source in the amount of 721 million Sudanese pound ($163 million) adding that there was no indication what it was spent on.

The Inspector General further revealed that two grants from Algeria and Qatar did not appear in the books of the finance ministry and its whereabouts are unknown.

(ST)

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  • 6 December 2012 07:10, by Diu J.Kuek

    State of TERRORISTS

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    • 6 December 2012 07:21, by Young Lotuko

      We knew this already..I feel sorry for the innocent citizens of both countries...Sudan and South Sudan is full of corrupted Losers

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    • 6 December 2012 07:52, by mohamed mahgoub

      Oops Islamist government!

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  • 6 December 2012 07:14, by Snipper

    Where Mohamed Ali and Jalabby to celebrate their scores! Fake and corrupted arabs of the desert try to dip there ugly noses on south sudanese affairs despite the fact that we gave them land free of charge to escape the desert!

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    • 6 December 2012 07:39, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Oh my God, guys don’t tell to Mohemad Ali and Jalabby their country is drownning down going dead let’s block the way not to drink our mineral oil. Look them they are ate stolen oil, gold and going to Darfur to dig Uranium to eat again.

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  • 6 December 2012 07:24, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    My Dears this is Brand news from Khartoum that president is making corruption while his country index is 173 out 174 level of corruption among the world countries corrupts. Readers president Kiir of South Soudan is most better than others. Kiir is being influent by subbotinats guys for corruption.

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  • 6 December 2012 07:45, by ForAll

    Since 1995, Transparency International (TI) publishes the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) annually ranking countries "by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys." The CPI generally defines corruption as "the misuse of public power for private benefit."

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  • 6 December 2012 08:13, by Northern Sudanese

    these indexes are a joke! i wouldn’t be surprised when they once claimed sudan is the 3rd failed state while some states couldn’t even feed half their people.
    now saying sudan is the 4th more corrupted state while in some states leaders have stolen $4 billion, about 40% of the countries budget. what about egypt were mubarak took $70 billion? or Libya? Zimbabwe?
    its a joke!!!

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    • 6 December 2012 08:15, by Northern Sudanese

      There is no evidence to prove that there is such corruption in sudan!

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      • 6 December 2012 08:31, by wang

        Wow! North Sudan is toping a world on these
        Third place as a failing State
        Second place for corruption
        1st place in terrorists sponsors
        1st place in human right violations
        1st place for both political and citizen rights violations

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      • 6 December 2012 09:16, by Observer

        N. Sudanese,
        The survey is a perception one and based around the public service.
        If you think we have no corruption in the govt then you really are blind.. only a few weeks you were acknowledging that there was corruption but because it was smaller than S Sudan it was ok.
        S Sudan will be in the survey next year and I think we will find them down the bottom with Sudan

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        • 6 December 2012 15:53, by Northern Sudanese

          Observer
          i didn’t deny that there is no corruption in sudan, yes there but not as claimed on the article. once they said bashir stole $9 billion, the next week british banks denied that claim. in south sudan, the leader stole 40% of the countries budget. in egypt mubarak stole $70 billion. let alone libya and zimbabwe, they didn’t mention them at all, therefor the index is a joke!!!

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      • 6 December 2012 21:25, by homeboy

        Haha @northern ostrich ,head down ass up.

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    • 6 December 2012 09:04, by mohamed mahgoub

      Ok ,s Sudan is corrupted no.5th Egypt 6th ,Libya...etc u name the list,that is not justification to be the most corrupted one,remind me of the Taliban while claiming to be puritan islamist their main & only weathfare revenue came from cultivation of drugs & opium

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      • 6 December 2012 15:55, by Northern Sudanese

        mohamed mahgoub
        why are you still insisting to act as if your a northerner? is your south sudanese identity really that shameful???

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        • 6 December 2012 22:32, by mohamed mahgoub

          I wish u r right about my identity, I ashamed to be share the country with ur alike but.....that is not gonna change anything lol

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    • 6 December 2012 10:04, by Chol

      Northern Sudanese, this is not your government news agency which only tell you what you want hear. Do you think Sudan Tribune will act the same way your government news agency operates? Just lie to your own people; not to the rest of the world. Tell yourselves in Sudan you’re # 1 economically; who cares as long as you don’t come and beg South Sudan for $ 3 billion dollars.

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      • 6 December 2012 15:58, by Northern Sudanese

        Chol
        hahahahha begging south sudan??? are you fucked? you couldn’t even feed half your people, let a lone the number in poverty! we didn’t beg your $3 billion, you begged us to take it innorder to let your oil flow again!
        ST only tells negative stuff about sudan and ignores the real ’’crisis’’ in south sudan, its probably owned by salva to keep dreaming lol

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    • 6 December 2012 10:32, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,
      Your poor country is full of the following.
      1- Thieves
      2- corrupt leaders
      3- Terrorists
      4- Fake girls visit Juba every weekend
      5- Young men are sold in the market
      6-Poor country USA dollar reaches 6.3 SP
      Iam laughing.

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      • 6 December 2012 16:01, by Northern Sudanese

        South South
        aaaah you dark bitch again, why you follow me all the time? i don’t like bold dark bitches at all lol
        1 & 2- thieves, who stole $4 billion about half the countries budget in south sudan?
        3- heard it so many times, enters right ear and exits through the other
        4- hahahhaa your a joke, who would go to shithole like juba? tell your dark girls cleaning our streets that we don’t like them

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        • 6 December 2012 17:41, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          My brother in color ( black man like me). Why are you calling your own color these names ? I should not be surprised because people who are fake are always very dangerous to their own people. But remember son of a thief in Khartoum. God created two colors only for human being, that is black and white. Any color between them is a man made. Son of a thief. Shut up.

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      • 6 December 2012 16:06, by Northern Sudanese

        South South
        5- we aren’t like south sudanese, we don’t sell ’’people’’. you south sudanese easily sell lifes for anything and specially for ’’cattle’’ everyday lol
        6- currency doesn’t make a country poor or rich. british £ is stronger than USA’s $, does that make UK richer? in egypt its 15 pounds to a $, is egypt poorer than south sudan?

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        • 6 December 2012 17:54, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          You are stupid, very stupid. Let me help you. Yes, US dollar is below British Pound, that is a fact, but if USA $ starting falling like what is happening in Sudan, USA becomes a poor country. About Egypt, Egypt has no future. This is a country where population is increasing everyday and they do have any resources in the country including water. Nile water will be blocked.

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        • 9 December 2012 04:01, by ASS Mohammed

          haha I like your writing, Mr. north sudanese are the one who teach south sudanese politicians how to be corruption they have learn it in north sudan through bribe by north sudanese government officials during the time country was still one, in order to keep the country together.

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      • 6 December 2012 16:11, by Northern Sudanese

        South South
        ’’i am laughing’’ so what? its a dark monkey laughing, why would i bother? a dark monkey laughing would make us laugh as well looool

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        • 6 December 2012 17:59, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          Your Egyptians with 100 million people now will have 200 million in 2050. At that time Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, will have final saying about Nile River. You son a of a thief in Khartoum needs to think twice from now. Iam laughing

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  • 6 December 2012 08:21, by ForAll

    New Delhi, Dec 5:
    India’s image on tackling corruption has not improved with Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) placing it at 94th rank out of 176 nations this year.

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  • 6 December 2012 08:30, by ForAll

    Corruption is the plague of living being, a disease that every society suffers from to a certain extent and may affect an individual directly or indirectly. It is defined as the impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle; in one way or another a person or a corporation either benefits through unfair means from a certain advantage or is hindered due rights, resulting in social and economic

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  • 6 December 2012 09:44, by ForAll

    This year, India is ranked below neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka and China, while Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh fared much worse than India when it came to corruption in public sector undertakings.
    Sri Lanka, which is slowly limping back to normalcy after a three-decade civil war, is ranked at 79 while China is ranked at 80.

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  • 6 December 2012 09:45, by ForAll

    Denmark is placed at the top spot with a score of 90 while Finland and New Zealand follow very closely. Countries that occupy the bottom ranks in the index are Myanmar, Sudan Afghanistan, Somalia and North Korea.

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  • 6 December 2012 13:44, by Jalaby

    This report is nothing but silly propaganda!
    We all know that there is corruption in Sudan and know one can deny that but the corruption is not that so big otherwise tell me how Sudan was able to finish successfully big and crucial projects like oil production and exportation (no doubt this is one of the biggest achievement for NCP

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    • 6 December 2012 13:52, by Jalaby

      and if this project was left for those thieves it would had never seen the light till the judgement day), building big dams (they just finished upgrading Al-Rowsairs dam second phase),Sugar factory (White Nile Sugar Factory and now working on phase 2 to boost up the production and fill the consumption gap), building roads, etc.

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      • 6 December 2012 13:58, by Jalaby

        It is well known that corruption is the enemy of development and never go along together, more development that means less corruption and this is not the case in Sudan having the fact that Sudan doesn’t receive loans from the International bank and completely under the west and US embargo and was able to finish all that infrastructure big projects successfully!

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        • 6 December 2012 14:07, by Jalaby

          I believe South Sudan should come number in that list because there is no law in South Sudan that punishes the thieves, in South Sudan, thieves receive just a letter form their president to return the money they stole and that’s it!
          The rejection of South Sudan application to become a member with East Africa Community (EAC) countries is like a big slap on the face!

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          • 6 December 2012 14:13, by Jalaby

            I think the real reason behind the rejection because these countries (EAC) don’t want to have thieves among them, one rotted onion will make the whole basket of onion rot! ministers are thieves, governors are thieves, managers are thieves, accountants are thieves,etc!
            The ongoing cattle raiding in the south is another reason for the rejection I guess!

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            • 6 December 2012 15:14, by Nibs

              Jalaba,
              Wow!you must be ass-licking sycophant.rejection of south Sudan membership in EAC is a decision celebrated by most s.sudanese,it would have been parasitic relationship.so give us a break,don’t boost about nothing.all you want to hear is;sudan is doing great economically in Africa,no corruption whatsoever.this is not khartoum news outlet that normally....

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              • 6 December 2012 15:26, by Nibs

                ...tells lies.in khartoum dailies,news is all about ’developments’,government officials talking about how they’ll crush rebels.no room for reporting corruption or else the newspaper will be shut down.in this environment is no strange for any sudanese to believe that they’re number one economically in world!

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                • 6 December 2012 16:14, by Northern Sudanese

                  Nibs
                  if you want me to send you photos of the completed projects just tell me, i don’t really know why i even bother to reply to you but please tell me!
                  what succes has south sudan made this year? give me a name of a great development project which is finished. please show me photos and names!

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                  • 7 December 2012 01:13, by Observer

                    N Sudanese,
                    How much development took place in our country in the first 18 months after we got indepedence?
                    Not much that is for sure.
                    You seem to forget that we have had 56 years of indepedence so naturally our country is more developed.
                    I assume you know that the first coup in our country was in 1958 and in the first 2 yrs there had been bad crops, political infighting and little development.

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              • 6 December 2012 16:09, by Northern Sudanese

                Nibs
                if you dark monkeys join EAC what difference is it going to make? its still the same you and same fucked up economy and same disqusting faces ect..... propaganda? so all those projects completed in sudan are ’’propaganda’’?

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                • 6 December 2012 19:03, by Observer

                  N Sudanese,
                  Your racism, hatred and language on here is intolerable.
                  Once again you show yourself for what you are and that is not a Northern Sudanese but an individual from North Sudan who wants to make himself look like a big man.

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                • 6 December 2012 20:26, by Nibs

                  N.sudanese,
                  Your level of stupidity is indeed amazing.you don’t have to proof it,nobody doubt it all.i don’t said it’s propaganda but your authorities don’t allow critics to air their views.everyone now in your desert nation,you inclusive,believe lies.it has now become your culture.as for what we have develop after....

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                  • 6 December 2012 20:49, by Nibs

                    ...independent,i don’t bother answering idiotic rhetoric quiz.how many time have you ask the same question?!you are very boring old chap.just Google and you’ll get answers or is censorship affecting you?on a serious note;i would like us to exchange of Facebook id,to see who is more good looking.you called other monkeys when you are damn ugly rotten urchin.i don’t like bragging but i bet I’m better

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            • 7 December 2012 00:41, by mohamed mahgoub

              First time to know that there is a scale to measure the level of corruption my dear, so what degree u give our country in corruption 2/5 or 4/5 u tell me,remind of Albashir when he defended himself against the crimes he commited in darfur by saying the deaths r only 10k not 300k lol

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            • 7 December 2012 00:42, by mohamed mahgoub

              First time to know that there is a scale to measure the level of corruption my dear, so what degree u give our country in corruption 2/5 or 4/5 u tell me,remind of Albashir when he defended himself against the crimes he commited in darfur by saying the deaths r only 10k not 300k lol

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