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African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption was signed on July 11, 2003 and entered into force on May 8, 2006. It addresses the issue of corruption in African states


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Friday, 02-06-15Nigeria's 2015 Presidential ElectionThe 2015 elections again may precipitate violence that could destabilize Nigeria, and Washington has even less leverage in Abuja than it did in 2011. CFR Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies John Campbell analyzes new concerns about Nigeria's fraught politics.
Thursday, 01-15-15Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?Last month, Soma Oil and Gas, a London based energy company, searching for hydrocarbon deposits off the coast of Somalia, announced that it had completed a seismic survey to ascertain the potential for recoverable oil and gas deposits. Although further details have yet to be released, chief executive Rob Sheppard announced that the results were encouraging. However, Somalia, and potential investors, should proceed with caution when considering entering this frontier market.
Monday, 01-05-15Africa CallingBorn in northern Sudan in 1946, Mo Ibrahim received a scholarship to Alexandria University, in Egypt, and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1968.
Monday, 01-05-15Who Lost Congo?Stephen Weissman should be congratulated for his excellent research on the CIA’s involvement in Congo’s internal politics immediately after inde­pendence (“What Really Happened in Congo,” July/August 2014).
Monday, 12-29-14The Monster in the SeaLaurie Garrett travels to the Liberian border village of Jene-Wonde, and reveals the dangers in declaring victory over Ebola.
Wednesday, 12-24-14Pushing Ebola to the Brink of Gone in LiberiaPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is fighting a grueling battle against the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. But, as Laurie Garrett learns in an interview with the president, she's not winning plaudits at home.
Tuesday, 12-16-14Domestic Politics and China's Health Aid to AfricaThis study explores the role of domestic politics in China’s health-related development assistance to Africa. It identifies domestic politics as a constant, even critical, component in shaping and structuring China’s health aid to Africa.
Thursday, 12-11-14Can Nigeria Endure Falling Oil Prices?Nigeria’s heavy dependence on oil revenues puts it in a risky position economically and politically, raising new concerns about instability in Africa’s most populous country, writes CFR’s John Campbell.
Thursday, 12-11-14Facing Death Without Spreading DiseaseIn the second piece in this four-part series, Laurie Garrett reports on how Sierra Leone’s traditional burial practices spread Ebola, and why officials struggle to count the toll.
Wednesday, 12-10-14Sierra Leone’s Ebola Epidemic is Spiraling out of ControlIn this piece for, Laurie Garrett examines why Liberia, once the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, been able to stop a rampaging killer disease, while Sierra Leone can't even count its dead.

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