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CW engages young African leaders on fighting corruption

Young people are always an important demographic to engage with in the fight against corruption. As the future professionals, activists and leaders of our world, young people should be equipped with an understanding of what corruption is, its effects on the economy, society and politics, and how they can use their skills to come up Read more >

Scorpions’ downfall due to political interference

By Kwazi Dlamini The African Union declared 2018 the year of combating corruption on the continent. In South Africa, as more and more corruption scandals are uncovered, the country’s disadvantaged are no better off, while the rich are getting richer. Many of the latter gain their wealth by looting state coffers. South Africa has struggled Read more >

AU promotes civil society anti-corruption efforts

By Kwazi Dlamini As part of its effort to fight corruption in Africa, the African Union (AU) hosted the Civil Society Forum III Combating Corruption conference at the Pan African Parliament  in July. With corruption still hindering development in many African countries, the AU has declared 2018 the year of combating corruption in Africa. The Read more >

Letter to the AU on African Anti-Corruption Day

11 July 2018 Dear African Union leaders, Transparency International and its 28 chapters in Africa applaud the African Union (AU) for earmarking 11 July as African Anti-Corruption Day and dedicating 2018 to the fight against corruption. The impact of corruption on the continent’s economic development is visible and cannot be underestimated. Corruption is not a Read more >

A redefining moment for Africa

First published on Transparency International The newly released Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) provides a good baseline for the African Union (AU) anti-corruption efforts in 2018. This year’s theme for the AU is “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.” As the AU rolls out its plan, this is an important moment Read more >

30th AU summit: winning the fight against corruption

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran First published on ISS Africa Just weeks after South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), writes Liesl Louw-Vaudran of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the fight against corruption in the country is showing signs of gaining momentum. After months of inaction – Read more >

AU: 2018 is the African anti-corruption year

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran First published on the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) The African Union (AU) has marked 2018 as the African anti-corruption year, with the theme of Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation. Anti-corruption activists and organisations across the continent will be happy to hear this. It comes at Read more >

$1-trillion-plus estimated to have left Africa illegally

by Khayalethu Hamana Over the past 50 years, Africa is estimated to have lost more than $1-trillion in illicit financial flows, but this may well fall short of reality, because accurate data does not exist for many countries. The estimates often exclude illicit flows, such as the proceeds of bribery and the trafficking of drugs, Read more >