Law & Governance

Transparency and tackling corruption

THE NATURE OF CORRUPTION Corruption across Africa takes place in many forms. In any case, whether it is bribery on a small scale or top-level political embezzlement (theft of public funds), corruption serves to the detriment of all societies in which it happens. Bribery is exceptionally common across the African

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Free trade and the African market

Countries today are importing (buying) and exporting (selling) goods from each other more than ever before. This is because of an increase in “free trade.” If a country chooses to increase free trade, they are removing barriers that are stopping trade between countries. Types of trade barriers include quotas and

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The agricultural potential of Africa

Agriculture and farming is the largest economic sector in Africa making up about 15% of total output. However, Africa has a growing population with a large demand for food. While the agricultural sector is large, there are still many improvements that can be made. African agriculture has the potential to

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Democracy in Africa – eye on Ethiopia 2018

It is very difficult to define the word democracy. In the most basic terms democracy is government by the people. This means every person within a country has the power to vote for his or her leader. In recent years numerous African countries have moved towards democracy. Democracy means power

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