From 2001 to 2009, corrupt leaders and their cronies siphoned more than $8.4 trillion from developing nations. For every $1 that enters Africa in development aid, $10 leaves the continent in illegal cash transfers. This is money that could--and must--be used to build needed roads, schools, water treatment plants, and hospitals, not to line the pockets of a greedy few.
100Reporters (http://100R.org) works with investigative journalists, whistleblowers and citizen watchdogs to expose corruption where it happens, in hard-hitting news reports that call the powerful to account. In our first two years, we have reported on the hidden dangers of pesticide spraying, on the Chinese hand in rigging Zimbabwe's elections, on the mysterious disappearance of $30 billion from a Venezuelan aid fund and much else.
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