Corruption In Africa

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Corruption is a major challenge to sustainable development in Africa (Le Billon, P. (2008). The socio-political and economic system in many African countries are generally known to be inextricably rooted and entrenched in corruption. The African countries have also become dependent on foreign Aid donors. Ending corruption in Africa is the paramount responsibility of African leader, many who have failed to make a difference between the poor contemporary Africa and the Africa without corruption. From this point of view, African leaders are not doing the best to end corruption and engage in a real development of the continent. Thus economic efforts destined to enhance Africa’s development, are simply restricted by the misconduct of a few individual elites who benefit at the expense of the masses. This pessimist view has stimulated a new agenda proposed by the two influential international financial institutions namely the World Bank and the international monetary fund. And this agenda focused on the responsibility of African leaders to act morally for the benefit of African people. Therefore structural adjustment programmes were suggested to African countries in order to cure this endemic poverty. Concepts such as accountability, corporate responsibility, democracy, human rights, participation of locals in economic and social activities, etc., were raised with objectives of countering corruption and enhancing economic development of the African continent. In other words, from
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