Kleptocracy Daily: August 14, 2017

ICYMI: KI’s Peter Podkopaev examines Russia’s road corruption for Foreign Affairs magazine.

News

A Moscow court ruled against opposition leader Alexei Navalny ordering the opposition leader to remove excerpts of a video from YouTube that accuse Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov of bribery.

Features

“In one of its first acts of lawmaking, the Trump Administration rescinded a pending SEC rule that would have required oil companies to disclose details of their payments to international governments in connection with oil and gas production. The rule wasdesigned to combat bribery and corruption, especially in poor countries governed by kleptocrats.”
The Trump administration rolls back anti-corruption efforts in the oil industry, The New Yorker

The offspring of Africa’s strongmen are living it up–Scions of despots post pictures of their lavish lifestyles on social media.