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A SURVEY OF CORRUPTION AND ANTI-CORRUPTION INITIATIVES IN AFRICA

Corruption has blighted national economies in Africa. Although most African states have subscribed to and ratified international and regional anti-corruption conventions, corruption continues unabated. Failure to incorporate treaty provisions into national law is one of the barriers to combating corruption effectively. The devastating impact of this economic crime on the lives of vulnerable groups has prompted the emergence of self-help groups intent on tackling corruption frontally. These initiatives hold much promise. However, corruption emanating from the private sector and multinational companies poses a veritable challenge that needs to be overcome.

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