— Anti-Corruption News Story Curated by Anti-Corruption Digest International Risk & Compliance News

KABUL, Afghanistan — A former Afghan official has accused President Ashraf Ghani’s administration of engaging in widespread corruption, including the exchange of sexual favors for government posts, adding to a string of recent setbacks for the government.

The accusations, leveled by Gen. Habibullah Ahmadzai, a former senior adviser to the president, during a TV interview last week, come as Taliban insurgents ramp up attacks across the country and as the United States tries to negotiate a peace deal with the militant group.

The corruption claims exploded on social media after they were backed up on Saturday night by Mariam Wardak, a former consultant to Mr. Ghani’s former national security adviser. During an interviewwith an Indian news channel, World Is One News, Ms. Wardak echoed General Ahmadzai’s accusations, saying, “The issues he brought up and highlighted reflect reality.”

Source: Ex-Official Levels New Corruption Accusations at Afghan Government – The New York Times