Buhari to the rescue: Tackling corruption in Africa’s largest economy

"The wind of change is blowing through this continent..." Perhaps reminiscent of the “Winds of Change” (the speech delivered in 1960 by British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to the Parliament of South Africa in Cape Town), the recent address given by new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the United Nations represents a political milestone in seeking to eradicate … Continue reading Buhari to the rescue: Tackling corruption in Africa’s largest economy

Increased anti-corruption enforcement across Africa?

Chimera or Reality -- Is Africa stepping up its anti-graft game? If one is to believe the media attention that has been bestowed upon anti-corruption enforcement by various African jurisdictions, there has been an uptick in successful anti-graft campaigns across the continent.  Or is there...?  Has Africa truly embraced the prosecution of well-to-do businessmen and … Continue reading Increased anti-corruption enforcement across Africa?

Corruption & instability scare away foreign direct investment in South Africa

Corruption & instability scare away foreign direct investment in South Africa Former ANC Treasurer and Mpumalanga premier Mathews Phosa has identified corruption, inconsistent government policies, and other factors as root causes of investors' growing reluctance to invest in South Africa. The Mail & Guardian's Adam Wakefield reports that Mr. Phosa, who speaks nine languages and … Continue reading Corruption & instability scare away foreign direct investment in South Africa

Nigeria & South Africa: Two tales of anti-corruption enforcement

Nuhu Ribadu & the Scorpions: Setbacks and potential promises for anti-corruption efforts in Africa's two largest economies Two recent articles point to a convergence of missing or diminishing anti-corruption efforts in both South Africa and Nigeria. For one, Nigeria's former head of anti corruption Mr. Ribadu (whose high-provile 2012 report revealed that the country had … Continue reading Nigeria & South Africa: Two tales of anti-corruption enforcement