A case of self-evaluation as we mark African Anti-Corruption Day


Wednesday July 11, 2018, might have passed just like any other cold day in the country with nothing out of the ordinary. But it was not.

The day was the second marking of the African Anti-Corruption Day coming after the inaugural one was observed last year. It also came right in the middle of 2018, the self-imposed African Anti-Corruption Year.

The African Union (AU) launched the African Anti-Corruption Year during its 30th Assembly of Heads of State and Government held at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January during which it declared that “Under the leadership of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC), the African Union, its organs, Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Civil Society Organizations together with citizens (women, men…

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