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Corruption in Africa (Part 2)

It's the third and final instalment in our series on corruption around the world. Having looked at the Middle East and Europe, we turn our attention to Africa, which has been in the spotlight at a World Bank meeting of corruption-busters.

 

  • George KAZOLIAS, Journalist, AITV-RFO
  • Catherine PIERCE, Board member, Transparence International France (By phone from Paris)
  • Stephen W. SMITH, Visiting Professor of African & African American Studies, Duke University, Author of Voyage en Postcolonie, le nouveau monde franco-africain (By satellite from Durham, NC)
  • John Mukum MBAKU, Professor of economics, Weber State University, Author of Corruption in Africa: Causes, Consequences, and Cleanups (By Skype from Ogden, Utah)

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2015-01-29 oil

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-29 IMF

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 2)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-28 Hassan Nasrallah

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-28 Lebanon

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-27 Barack Obama

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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