Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair

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Raymond Asante

 

It is a little past 11.00 am and the courtroom is silent. The accused, the defense attorney, the state prosecutor and even the judge who is supposed to be trying the case of the State are absent. In fact almost all the courts turn out to be empty. A clue to the mystery may lie in the smell of fried chicken wafting along the airy corridors of most high courts in my country Ghana which manages to get through less than half of the cases put before it each year, leading to an ever increasing backlog. Continue reading “Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair”

Distributing Bribe Money

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Ricardo Swire

Globalization created a corporate environment which makes bribery for competitive advantage popular. Payola is a global phenomenon. Often appearances differ from reality, due to the diverse magnitudes and extents of graft.

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Nigerian police squad torture and bribe detainees in exchange for freedom

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Amnesty International

A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International said in a report published yesterday.

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Corruption and its unending stories in our society

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

A single act can disrupt, destabilize and disorganise the human group, organisation and race within the boundaries and walls of our society. The act rages in our minds with the persistent desire to neglect the rules, procedures and processes to an objective before implementation in the name of greed and selfish desire.

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Chinese judiciary vows to keep up “high pressure” on corruption

Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court, delivers a report  during China’s 12th National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 13, 2016. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

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Xinhua

China’s judicial authorities on Sunday said the country will continue to maintain “high pressure” on corruption as authorities press on with an over three-year-old anti-graft drive.

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Mbabazi petitions court to nullify Ugandan presidential election

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Uganda’s Former Prime Minister and contender in the recently concluded presidential election John Patrick Amama Mbabazi filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to nullify the election of Yoweri Museveni as President of Uganda.

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PREVENTING BRIBERY AND CORRUTION IN POLITICAL PROCESSSES BY IMPLEMENTING INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES

business manager handshake isolated with hundred dollar money

 

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Anant Mishra

The prevention of bribery and corruption in political processes is a key challenge to the effective and undiscriminating operation of the public sector as well as sound policy making in many countries across the globe. It is an unfortunate fact that public officials often take advantage of their position, in order to gain unfair financial or other advantages, sometimes even through extortion and similar techniques.

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