THE UN’s refugee agency wasted tens of millions of dollars in Uganda in 2017, overpaying for goods and services, awarding major contracts improperly, and failing to avoid fraud, corruption, and waste, according to a damning internal probe. The audit, by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services, found multiple areas of mismanagement that were UNHCR’s responsibility, such as a $7.9 …
The international poverty line pushed by the World Bank underestimates the extent of global poverty – and must be rejected.
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Violence affects all South Africans, with the greatest impact on black and poor people. Young black men have the highest chance of being murdered. Violence against children and women is at the root of this problem.
The continent risks becoming a safe haven or a hub for criminals evading justice elsewhere and, in the area of corruption the AU estimates that 25% of the GDP of African states goes down the drain every year.