Rescuing Africa from the Jaws of Corruption
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Politics and Society Rescuing Africa from the Jaws of Corruption

The fight against corruption in Africa has been slow and arduous. So, when the African Union marked the first African Anti-Corruption Day on 11 July 2017, declaring its commitment to fighting corruption, it is no surprise that not many were excited about the declaration. Linus Unah looks at the attempts by various countries to combat corruption to figure out if these governments are serious.

South Sudan struggles to live up to the hopes of six years ago
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Politics and Society South Sudan struggles to live up to the hopes of six years ago

After years of struggle, South Sudan finally gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011, and Africa’s longest-running civil war came to an end. But several years of conflict have resulted in a collapsing economy and undermined agriculture, leaving 1 million people on the verge of starvation. Will the world’s newest country ever get any better? asks Linus Unah.