#Malawi corruption: Who bears the cost?

#Malawi corruption: Who bears the cost?

As British ambassador Michael Nevin leaves his four-year posting at Lilongwe, his recent remarks about Malawi’s future are disheartening. Nevin, who will be replaced by new High Commissioner Holly Tett, irked some Malawi government officials when he said the nation is significantly more corrupt now, and that the rule of…

Stability: what South Africa really needs in 2016

Stability: what South Africa really needs in 2016

The recent release of Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015 showed that has South Africa moved up the rankings by five places from 67th to 61st place. While this signifies a decrease in the perceived corruption within the country, the situation in the country still remains far…

Nigeria: personal austerity is the new rage

Nigeria is rich in minerals and human resources and yet over 70 percent of the Nigerian population is poor. The reason for the high poverty rate is easy to see; corruption . According to the Transparency International index, it is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. In…

Erukilede Julius

Erukilede Julius is a legal practitioner, entrepreneur and energy professional.

Anonymous hacks Nigeria

On Friday, the renown hacktivist group, Anonymous, hacked numerous Nigerian government websites. They called on the government to purge the country of corruption and to rid the nation of poverty. The movement has been dubbed “Operation Nigeria” and was announced on Twitter along with various other Anonymous controlled websites. “Let…

Ugandans should wake up, smell the coffee and get rid of Museveni

Elections, the vehicle that citizens are supposed to use to choose their leaders and effect the change they want, mean very little when the person you are trying to oust has spent decades entrenching himself as deeply as possible into power. This is a fact Uganda’s leading opposition leader, Dr….

Patience Akumu

Patience is a Kampala-based features writer who specialises in human rights and social justice issues.

What type of corruption is really hampering Nigeria’s economy

There at least two important things to consider when examining the developmental trajectory of states when it comes to corruption. The first is that there are different types of corruption. The second is that the international community – at least through its media – looks on some types of corruption…

Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi

5th year Ph.D student in Boston University's political science department.

Kenya: slaying the dragon of corruption

Corruption in Kenya has become “socially acceptable” and analysts warn that the systemic graft is undermining peace, security and the democracy of the East Africa’s much touted economy giant. Analysts observe that corruption is much deeper and much more than a lack of political leadership. The anti-corruption institutions are in…

Robert Wanjala

Robert Wanjala is a passionate investigative journalist with over five years experience.

Buhari appoints anti-corruption committee

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed a committee of seven to advise him on how to best tackle corruption in the country as well as reform the legal system. The Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption has mostly been made up of academics. Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, said “the…