Citizens across African countries often express great outrage over the lack of accountability from public officials. In many countries corruption is a source of frustration. A new report by Transparency International explores criminal behavior of authorities and leaders.
Citizens across African countries often express outrage over the lack of accountability from public officials. In many countries, corruption, mismanagement of public resources and negligence is a source of frustration. For more insight, VOA’s Vincent Makori spoke to Irungu Houghton, executive director of Amnesty International Kenya.
When the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption (AUCPCC) was adopted by the African Union Assembly in 2003, it was a huge step towards resolving the continent’s serious corruption challenges.
Designed as a shared roadmap for member states to implement governance and anti-corruption measures, the convention aims to eradicate corruption in government and business.
Today, 44 of the 55 member states have ratified the convention, yet there is little information on how well it is implemented in practice. A new report by Transparency International explores this, looking at three important areas: money laundering, illicit enrichment and political party funding, as well as the role civil society and media play in fighting corruption.
Transparency International is a German registered association founded in 1993 by former employees of the World Bank. Based in Berlin, its nonprofit and non-governmental purpose is to take action to combat global corruption with civil societal anti-corruption measures and to prevent criminal activities arising from corruption.
The organization can look forward to a huge amount of work in Sudan. Where the country’s assets are stolen with the help of the military and local gangs of thugs under the leadership of mr. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.