Government Corruption

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The scale of corruption in Africa

IN AMERICA, a common complaint of civil-rights activists is that the police treat "driving while black" like a crime. In many countries in Africa, the same crime is simply "driving". The trouble is not discrimination, but rather that police officers stop motorists on flimsy pretexts in the hope of extracting bribes.


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Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa is widely considered among the world's most corrupt places, a factor seen as contributing to the stunted development and impoverishment of many African states. Of the ten countries considered most corrupt in the world, six are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to Transparency International, a leading global watchdog on corruption.

CORRUPTION-AFRICA: A Crime Against Development

Active Citizens, Active Citizens, Africa, Civil Society, Development & Aid, Headlines, Human Rights Sholain Govender-Bateman - Corruption is preventing the world from reducing extreme poverty, from averting child deaths and even from fighting epidemics like HIV/AIDS. And it will have a devastating effect on the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals if not tackled directly by each national government.

Corruption in Africa violates human rights. Why do we tolerate it?

Corruption is the most neglected human rights violation of our time. It fuels injustice, inequality and depravation, and is a major catalyst for migration and terrorism. In Africa, the social and political consequences of corruption rob nations of resources and potential, and drive inequality, resentment and radicalisation.


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