And incidentally, he presided over a typical African kleptocracy
, where proximity to political power was the sole requirement for the rapid accumulation of a vast fortune.
It would seem that for the Republican Party, an incompetent, erratic kleptocracy
might just be the best form of government.
As an American citizen, my role during the Trump reign is to keep the kleptocracy
living in the style to which they have now become accustomed.
It was simply not in the perceived self-interest of various international actors to acknowledge the scale and consequence of Khartoum's immensely destructive economic policies or the extent of the kleptocracy
that lies at the very heart of the regime, and generates most of its "political support.
For too long under Zuma, South Africa has wallowed in the mire of corruption claims, where cronyism and kleptocracy
went hand in hand to choke the economic fortunes of so many.
In the year since President Donald Trump took office, cries of kleptocracy
have grown louder.
For the democratic transition to survive, Tunisia must fight a two-front war to simultaneously address the former kleptocracy
and the emergence of widespread petty corruption," the oldest foreign-policy think tank in the United States said in its study published last October.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the Trump administration will increasingly scrutinize South Sudanese officials, who have benefitted from a climate of corruption in a government that has been called a kleptocracy
One need only to remember Imelda Marcos' own words, uttered in 1998, to appreciate the gargantuan task for anyone chasing after the sprawling and shadowy kleptocracy
that the conjugal dictatorship had built: 'We practically own everything in the Philippines-from electricity, telecommunications, airline, banking, beer and tobacco, newspaper publishing, television stations, shipping, oil and mining, hotels and beach resorts, down to coconut milling, small farms, real estate and insurance,' the former first lady said.
Todays complaints represent the largest single action ever brought under the Kleptocracy
Asset Recovery Initiative.
Critics call Aliyev's regime a kleptocracy
even more corrupt than the one Ilham inherited from his father, although other Central Asian rulers are wealthier with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev being among the richest men in the world.
Another stop on the Kleptocracy
tour was Witanhurst, a mansion in the elite Highgate region of North London, which the New Yorker magazine (http://www.