A long walk to freedom need not mean a slow crawl on combating corrupt government BY PETER O’BRIEN* The recent (May 12) London Summit on Anti-Corruption resulted in another small step in the right direction. About 40 countries were represented, along with a number of international sports associations and similar bodies that have come under … Continue reading Slow Crawl On Corruption
Circles of Corruption: how does Africa stack up against the OECD?
Inside & Outside the Circles of Corruption By Peter O'Brien, Pr1merio chief Economics & Trade advisor. Many widely quoted assessments of corruption rank African countries poorly. These ratings are based mainly on indicators related to the ways in which business contracts, especially those involving government funds, are concluded. The suggestion is that resources are wasted … Continue reading Circles of Corruption: how does Africa stack up against the OECD?
‘Omar Dis-Appear’: Legal Effects of Africa’s Withdrawal from the ICC
'Omar Dis-Appear': The Potential Legal Effects of Africa’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court as a Result of the Omar Al-Bashir Debacle By Rui Lopes -- AAT & AAF contributing author ("The Fascinating Story of Thula Madonsela and Being Undermined") The mass withdrawal of the Rome Statute by African states leaves most of them with little to no … Continue reading ‘Omar Dis-Appear’: Legal Effects of Africa’s Withdrawal from the ICC
How a Billionaire Changed Corrupt Government: Dangote vs. Mugabe
Did a Nigerian CEO single-handedly wipe out source of Zimbabwean 'indigenisation' corruption? The Zimbabwean economy has been struggling hard under the regime of President Robert Mugabe for years, having contracted as much as 40-50% and suffering from galloping inflation rates of over 79 billion % (so-called hyper-inflation, which is exceedingly rare today). This has, in turn, led to … Continue reading How a Billionaire Changed Corrupt Government: Dangote vs. Mugabe
East Africa: “Rampant corruption” hinders economic development
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) Chairman warns of injury to economic development, emphasises importance of single standard In a report by Charles Ngereza, the head of the 231-member strong TPSF was quoted as highlighting the importance of ensuring that a single standard must govern corrupt conduct by both domestic and foreign entities and individuals. Speaking … Continue reading East Africa: “Rampant corruption” hinders economic development