South Africa: War On Graft Is Picking Up Speed. but Will Anyone Go to Jail?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s latest pursuit of truth has gone up a gear as it enters a new phase in which the stakes are raised for all the protagonists. After a slow start last year, a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has received startling evidence over the past two weeks. Granular detail has been provided about corrupt payments over the past decade to a long list of senior African National Congress (ANC) politicians and government officials.

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Voters in Madagascar have many candidates, but little real choice

Ravalomanana, a safe pair of hands? IF THE HEALTH of a democracy were measured only by the number of candidates contesting a presidential election, Madagascar’s would be flourishing: a total of 36 were on the island state’s ballot on November 7th. Yet politics in Madagascar, beset by corruption, is far from healthy.

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