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Where exactly is Kenya’s 5.8 per cent growth?

Although relatively better off than its neighbours, Kenya remains a struggling economy dominated by foreign-owned tourism, agriculture, the services industries and a small manufacturing sector stunted by huge imports and counterfeits. Endemic corruption, increased integration into the global capitalist economy and neoliberal policies that favour a small fabulously rich class have conspired to hold the majority of citizens tight in the jaws of poverty.

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“Too Deep For Mere Outrage” – On Corruption in Nigeria

On May 27, 2015, on the eve of the inauguration of the current presidency of Muhammadu Buhari, Transparency International published a press statement meant to keep the incoming president engaged with the fight against corruption. Africa is a country publishes an edited version of emailed questions and answers between Akin Adesokan and Chuma Nwokolo, two Nigerian writers, reflecting on the pervasive nature of official corruption in Nigeria.

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2016 in review: Africa for Optimists… and Pessimists

Amid all the doom and gloom of this year, there have been a few good news stories. But 2016 has been a pretty bad year for the world, and Africa is no exception. Simon Allison, Africa Correspondent for Daily Maverick, looks at what has gone wrong and right on the continent.

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New Anti-Corruption Leader Takes the Helm in Ghana

Kumasi (Ghana) – Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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State of Rapture – How the craziest day in South Africa history unfolded

Protesters in South Africa have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign after the release of a report that found “possible evidence of corruption” at top government levels. Afronline’s shares the commentary of Richard Poplak, Senior writer at The Daily Maverick.

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Somalia lost $1b to graft

A former top financial manager in the Somali government has released a report detailing how over $1 billion was diverted from the national budget between 2013 and 2015. Abdirazak Fartaag worked as the head of the Public Finance Management Unit between 2009 and 2011 and his report was released on October 26.

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