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A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt.
Independent research by local groups in emerging democracies helped uncover corruption or abysmal government performance in 13 countries in last few years, forcing public officials to improve education and healthcare services.
By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - Corruption is on the increase in most countries and poor people are often the hardest hit, according to a global survey released on Friday.
By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Bangladesh and Chad are among the most corrupt countries in the world, rife with bribery and nepotism which condemns millions of people to poverty, a report published on Tuesday said.
By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Africa is the most corrupt continent in the world, with Chad the worst offender and Botswana its cleanest nation, a survey said on Tuesday.
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