Corruption Hotspot #4: Wildlife/Game Industry

According to an article by National Geographic, wild animals are being poached on a massive scale, with millions of individual animals of thousands of species worldwide killed or captured from their native habitats. Poaching poses a growing threat to elephants, rhinos, and other charismatic animals, as well as to smaller and more obscure creatures, like certain lizards and monkeys. When corruption is added to the … Continue reading Corruption Hotspot #4: Wildlife/Game Industry

Madagascar: A Beauty Uglified by Corruption

Located on the south eastern part of Africa, Madagascar is a beautiful African Island which has inspired even the production of blockbuster animation movie “Madagascar.” But don’t be fooled, in reality poverty is rampant, and the majority of the population are very poor because of rampant corruption perpetrated by government and the connected elite. Madagascar ranks No. 38 out of 54 and No. 152 out … Continue reading Madagascar: A Beauty Uglified by Corruption

The Culture of Petty Corruption in Africa has Destroyed Societies

The culture of Petty corruption in Africa has grown and seeped into every segment of society, ultimately becoming an accepted norm of doing business and accessing public services. While grand corruption is rampant and looting of government resources at high levels is widespread, bribery and forms of petty corruption at the community level is going unchecked. Government departments officials have created systems of delaying the … Continue reading The Culture of Petty Corruption in Africa has Destroyed Societies

AFRICA’S CORRUPTION RANKINGS & PROFILES- 2019

AFRICA’S CORRUPTION RANKINGS & PROFILES Where does your country stand on corruption rankings, and what is its corruption profile like? Is it a clean country or a highly corrupt one? Find out in the rankings below and see if it matches your perception. The Rankings utilised the Corruption Perception Indices (CPIs) of Transparency International (2018), AYAC’s Corruption Colour Belt and Country Corruption Profiles. The CPI … Continue reading AFRICA’S CORRUPTION RANKINGS & PROFILES- 2019

Climate Change & Corruption: A Deadly Relationship

Who Is To Blame for Climate Change? The devastating effects of Cyclone Idai as shown in the above image are a gloomy reality of Climate Change Climate change as we know it today, is a catastrophic phenomenon. Corruption is disastrous. The relationship between corruption and climate change is a topic of great significance in not only addressing the adverse impacts of the later but also … Continue reading Climate Change & Corruption: A Deadly Relationship

The Price of Writing about Corruption in Mauritania.

#FreeWaddady Mauritania is amongst the most corrupt countries in the world, ranking 144th out of 180 countries (meaning more than 75% of the world’s countries are perceived to be less corrupt than Mauritania) and scores a dismal 27 out of 100 in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI). This means the existence of Anti-Corruption Activists and those critical of leaders is inevitable. In fact, much … Continue reading The Price of Writing about Corruption in Mauritania.

Petty Corruption: Africa’s Economy Killer

Petty Corruption no matter how low, is a very costly phenomenon to the economy, and is widespread in many African societies. In many setups, it has gone as far as becoming a culture and acceptable behaviour. Evidence has always shown that when left unchecked, petty corruption weaves itself into the very fabric of any society and becomes part of day to day life as an … Continue reading Petty Corruption: Africa’s Economy Killer

Poor but Resource Rich Africa – Why?

The African continent is one of the richest in terms of natural resources, but ironically it is the poorest economically. From the DRC with its abundant oil and mineral resources which include Gold, diamond and cobalt- all reaching above $US 20 trillion of extractable wealth; to Zimbabwe with a diverse portfolio of extractable mineral resources which include Gold, diamond, lithium, uranium, chrome, coal – all … Continue reading Poor but Resource Rich Africa – Why?

Far reaching effects of Corruption in Africa

Corruption has far reaching implications on the continent of Africa than it does on other continents, and this assertion can be substantiated by the fact that the continent harbours the poorest economies in the world. From poor delivery of basic services, to a flight of monetary and natural resources from the continent, the effects of corruption in the continent are so crippling and so many … Continue reading Far reaching effects of Corruption in Africa