Perils Of Baksheesh: North Africa Shows The Threat Corruption Poses To The Economy And Security Of Nations

ON  December 17, 2010, young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in front of the local governor’s office in an ultimate attempt to denounce corruption and injustice in his country. This act of despair triggered the Arab Spring. Eight years later, despite the government’s sustained efforts, corruption seems to be more prevalent in Tunisia than it was under former president …

Review Of ‘The Real Politics Of The Horn Of Africa’: It’s A Marketplace, Where The Currency Is Money And Violence

The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.

Uganda Welcomes Refugees Warmly With The Left Hand, Then Steals From Them Big Time With the Right Hand

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 …

Citizen Of A Resource-Rich African Country? Then You’re Likely To Be Less Educated And To Die Earlier – Seriously

Even more shocking is that living in a resource-rich country makes you more likely to suffer domestic violence, by a full 9 percentage points.

The Road to Hell In Africa Is Built With Oil And Gas – So Can The Highway To Salvation

With Nigeria and Angola the poster boys for the “oil curse”, Oxfam and African Media Initiative call a pow wow to prevent East Africa falling down the same hole.