Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi from May 2019 to June 2020: Profiling a Troubled Nation Desperate for True Freedom

By Precious Nihorowa The American political scientist and political economist, Francis Fukuyama, in his famous book, The End of History and the Last Man, explores the historical evolution of political systems through different epochs and generations which culminates in the current Western Liberal democracy. According to him, in as far as political systems are concerned, humanity has reached an end of exploration as there will never be another human system of government that will replace liberal democracy. As part of his exploration, Fukuyama presents the motivations for the successful propelling…

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Africa East Africa World 

Uganda’s Museveni claims to have ‘never stolen anything’

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has declared that he is not corrupt and has “never stolen anything from anybody and I am also not a poor man.” He made the comments when he spoke to thousands of his supporters on Wednesday in Kampala. Museveni led thousands of Ugandans to stage an anti-corruption walk through the streets of the capital Kampala. President Museveni described “corrupt people” as “parasites because they get wealth which they did not earn.” RelatedItems Uganda to launch drone medical supply service in 2020 2 weeks ago…

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Africa World 

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu charged with corruption

Israel’s attorney general has charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. Mr Netanyahu is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and dispensed favours to try to get more positive press coverage. He denies wrongdoing and says he is the victim of a “witch hunt” by his left-wing opponents and the media. He has insisted he will not resign and is not legally obliged to do so. But the announcement comes amid a political stand-off in Israel following…

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Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

Ex-South African minister arrested, charged with corruption

A former security minister of South Africa and close ally of former president Jacob Zuma, has been arrested and charged with corruption. Bongani Bongo who is also a lawmaker becomes the first high-profile person to be arrested and charged over graft in recent years. Bongo is accused of offering a bribe to a lawyer who was building the state’s case in a 2017 parliamentary enquiry into state-owned power agency, Eskom. According to Eric Ntabazalila, the prosecutions spokesman “The charges are that he offered money to (an) advocate… which (the prosecutor)…

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Africa World 

Why lack of integrity is bane of Africa’s underdevelopment

African scholars have made a strong case for African leaders to develop a high sense of integrity if the continent is to experience significant growth. Africa has for years struggled to achieve desired development across all sectors in order to improve the livelihood of citizens. It has worsened after the era of colonization with many nations crippled by high levels of corruption and mismanagement by their leaders. But some African scholars say the worrying trend is due to lack of integrity among African leaders which reflects in institutional operations and policies.…

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Africa East Africa World 

Kenya’s finance minister arrested over corruption charges

Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich has been arrested on fraud and corruption charges. Rotich and other officials have been indicted in some corrupt dealings related to the construction of two dams. The Director of Kenya’s Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered the arrest of Rotich and seven others. Haji said on Monday that Rotich and other top government officials will have to face prosecution over the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal. The prosecutor said top government officials including the minister did not follow due process in the award of the tender…

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Rwanda: A government with deep pockets and shallow morals

By: Jennifer Fierberg The US State Department made a strong statement today in regards to the ongoing reports of the arrests and disappearances of dozens of Rwandans over the last two months. The statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, and Office of the Spokesperson US State Department stated in part: “Rwandan authorities held individuals incommunicado for periods up to two months before presenting them to a court of law. We are encouraged that Rwandan authorities have recently taken steps to bring a number of these individuals before a court.…

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