Comments on: Fighting graft in Africa. Or not. http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/11/26/fighting-graft-in-africa-or-not/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Oyewole Oluwaseun Olaposi http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/11/26/fighting-graft-in-africa-or-not/comment-page-1/#comment-3942 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 06:43:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=1413#comment-3942 FIGHTING THE CORRUPT, HOW TIMES FLY.
There was a time in Nigeria under The EFCC Boss “Nuru Ribadu” when order reigned. Corrupt officers, official, rotten politicians who for the simple fact embezzled resources not only within their regions were humiliated and embarrassed.
This was a time phrase in Nigeria and Nuru had a lot of appraisals, commendations from within and even from the outside world, until the DO or DIE President stepped aside.
Nuru once a hero of antigraft now became a victim spoiling his achievements with selective judgments, selectivity between the corrupt and rotten but in actual fact for reasoning those he tried were neither sacred nor saints but those who actually i would like to refer to for emphasis as vessels unto dishonor; garbage.
And i must say, with the coming of the menstrous woman, the tides have change; corruption has been exalted, appraised, the corrupt have once again taking a grip of the society and like their deeds are multiplying, booming in corruption. The effect, depredation of the society and people living in it, with the number of the poor increasing.
I have this quest, to find out if the war against corruption for the past 9 years; 8 years actually, the pardon in our debts, contribution of foreign aids towards fight against corruption in the most populous black african country is indeed worth it.
It’s bleak but all I’m seeing is pointing to no.

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By: Stanley Kwenda http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/11/26/fighting-graft-in-africa-or-not/comment-page-1/#comment-3627 Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:59:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=1413#comment-3627 Great debate, i am sure if we can have something in the mould of anti corruption commissions in Kenya, Nigeria or Tanzania many of us will die of heart attack once we hear what the Mugabe administration has been doing with tax, donor money since 1980

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By: Nathan Okonta http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/11/26/fighting-graft-in-africa-or-not/comment-page-1/#comment-3584 Sat, 29 Nov 2008 12:52:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=1413#comment-3584 The type of framing explicit in this article that turns what is really a distribution of public wealth into private and individual hands obfuscates the underlying tendencies, and even the essence, that make this particular form of activity a recurring theme in the public sector in Africa. Corruption as a concept cannot begin to make known these tendencies. And it is the insistence of its use by writers and commentators on Africa such as the present author that severs the political from any analysis of elite led (mis)appropriation of public resources. It is not paradoxical, contrary to the assumptions of this writer, that politics will undermine efforts to curtail such (mis)appropriation. It is politics that have created the foundations and sanctions for it. It will be more appropriate, in any narrative on the level of public misappropriation in Africa, to do so in the context of what the ruling class does in power. This will more explicitly make it clear that this, as an phenomenon,is not uniquely African; a fact that the article posted by Nicolas Shaxson clearly demonstrates but often forgotten by commentators over-invested in the project of showing Africa’s exceptionallism

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By: Nicholas Shaxson http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/11/26/fighting-graft-in-africa-or-not/comment-page-1/#comment-3484 Thu, 27 Nov 2008 11:22:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=1413#comment-3484 This is a good article, but all this has to be put in a different context too. An entirely different context. See this article I co-wrote in The American Interest recently. It looks at the global context of all this.

http://www.the-american-interest.com/ai2  /article-bd.cfm?Id=466&MId=21

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By: Saidi Nungu http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2008/11/26/fighting-graft-in-africa-or-not/comment-page-1/#comment-3482 Thu, 27 Nov 2008 09:46:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=1413#comment-3482 It is high time now government official who have been using Power of the offices to appropriate personal wealth at the expennse of imporverishing ordinary citizens pay for their wrong doing.They should be brought to Justice without descrimination.Thanks to JK Government it has deared to what citizens have been crying for.Keep it up.

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