Some people said that corruption is rampant in all governments, So that it is not unknown to any ethnic group, region and continent. It cuts across faiths, political systems, religious Denominations and affects both young and old people. Fraud can be found in public and authoritarian rule;...
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- Over the last 50 years, the world has struggled to maintain an economic balance and stability, while flourishing countries try to maintain a steady income to support its people and relations with other countries. Therefore, when a country like Africa fails to maintain a stable government and economy, super powers such as America decide to intervene with its relations. Africa has great potential to become another pillar of the world’s economic structure with its mass amounts of uncultivated land.... [tags: foreign aid, african governments, poverty]
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- Despite the improvements within the last decade the vast majority of sub-Saharan Africa remains corrupt. Corruption is a complex phenomenon. The inability for the country as a whole to solve their own issues is indeed the reason the country till this day is considered a developing nation. But as much as sub-Saharan is said to be ethical, stats and numbers illustrate many forms of corruption. Corruption within the country’s policies, bureaucratic traditions, political development, and social history.... [tags: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Political corruption]
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How is Political Corruption (Nepotism, Collusion and Embezzlement) affecting the Economic Development of Guinea?
- Guinea is a poor West African country that possesses major mineral, hydropower, and agricultural resources. It’s terribly ironic how Guinea struggles to bring back it’s economy back from the brink even though it has almost half of the world's bauxite reserves and significant iron ore, gold, and diamond reserves. However, Guinea has been unable to profit from this potential, as rampant corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, and political uncertainty have drained investor confidence. A small number of offshore companies, aided and abetted by corrupt domestic regimes, bled Guinea’s resources for decades.... [tags: Africa, Poverty, Corruption]
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- It would be nearly impossible to find a South African who has not been affected by crime in one way or another. “White-collar crime,” a term first used by Edwin Sutherland in 1939, describes crime that is non-violent, but for the purpose of personal financial gain. This type of crime, including fraud and corruption, is becoming a greater problem in South Africa every year, and it is negatively affecting the country as a whole. Although they are not violent, fraud and corruption cause as much harm as any other types of crime, and a great effort must be made soon to stop them.... [tags: financial crimes, corruption, africa]
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- The majority of the continent of Africa has not been as economically progressive as the other continents in today’s world. However, over the past few years, it has been rapidly growing. Although there have been multiple countries in Africa that have reflected a strong growing economy, such as South Africa and Botswana, there are many other countries that are still corrupt and are still struggling to grow as a nation. There are many challenges that are facing Africa currently. Some of these major challenges being, corrupt governments, vicious cycles of aid, and poverty traps.... [tags: Africa, Poverty, Political corruption, Continent]
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- The issue of corruption has been a phenomenon which has pervaded not only Nigeria but other colonies in Africa for quite a while. Chinua Achebe uses this book "No Longer at Ease" to portray the corruption in the Nigerian society and how deep it has eaten into every aspect of the Nigerian civil and business organisation. This pervasive corruption has been blamed on colonialism with the most convincing argument point being that the lifestyle of the Europeans and Nigerians such as Hon. Sam Okoli who worked in high positions influenced people holding special positions to receive bribe and misuse their powers.... [tags: nigeria, bribery, interdependence]
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- LEADERSHIP AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA Introduction: Leadership has always been one of the best factors to consider when determining the goal of a society or a community, it does not matter how big or small a community might be; it has to have a leader if it wants to be developed and harmonized (Ushakov). Leadership has always played a big role in the developing countries, or anywhere in the world. It is very difficult to find a society whether in an urban areas or rural areas functioning without a leader.... [tags: Africa, equal distribution of resources]
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- Africa has long been a nation of conflict and strife. Certain countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have a prolonged history of corrupt leaders, violence and lack of resources. These conflicts often can lead to spill over and create wars in their neighboring countries. When a weak state has internal conflict it often spreads to surrounding weak states as it did with many of the countries in central Africa. This type of crisis will often involve the entire world in a variety of capacities such as militaries, foreign aid and the global economy.... [tags: Africa]
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- Underdevelopment of Africa Underdevelopment in Africa is a problem that has been plaguing the countries all over the continent for a very long time. It has so many negative effects on Africans. It has brought about so many consequences, but of all, the economy is the most affected sector because the economic sector controls all other aspect of the society. Underdevelopment in Africa is as a result of many contributing factors which include poverty, illiteracy, very large extended families, corruption and lack of accountability.... [tags: Africa]
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- ... According to Wall Street Journal, the industrial countries led by Finland, Denmark, and New Zealand ranked highest for clean business environments in Transparency International 's 2002 Corruption Perceptions Index. Nations seen as the most corrupt with Bangladesh and Nigeria at the bottom are home to the most poverty. Many have considered poverty in the terms of relation it is generally accepted by the standard of living in a specific society at a precise time. The various views of poverty are seen by different scholars are based on the development of various financial prudence, but in this discourse, the focus will be on the chronic poverty of the household and how they continue in deve... [tags: Political corruption, Transparency International]
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