Moving beyond the last corrupt leaders in African politics: African Union-European Union cooperation

Kingah, Stephen and Bongkiyung, Pamela D., (2012). Moving beyond the last corrupt leaders in African politics: African Union-European Union cooperation. Cameroon Journal on Democracy and Human Rights, 6(1), 4-47

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    Author Kingah, Stephen
    Bongkiyung, Pamela D.
    Title Moving beyond the last corrupt leaders in African politics: African Union-European Union cooperation
    Appearing in Cameroon Journal on Democracy and Human Rights
    Volume 6
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2012-06
    Place of Publication Yaoundé
    Publisher Cameroon Journal on Democracy and Human Rights
    Start page 4
    End page 47
    Language En
    Abstract Unlike any time in their post-colonial history the majority of African countries are now ruled by elected leaders. But this does not mean that the majority of Africans benefit from the externalities that accompany acceptable levels of accountability. While the African Union (AU) has adopted important anti-corruption measures the political will which it has to enhance transparency at the national level is weak. While efforts are now underway through various partnerships to forge greater cooperation in governance between the European Union and the AU, greater value will be secured if such cooperative efforts are better targeted. This paper contends that while focusing on their separate and specific efforts to curb graft in Africa, the AU-EU joint partnership could be better optimised to eliminate corruption (especially capital flight that has and continues to afflict some African countries.
    Keyword Africa
    Corruption
    Dictatorship
    Democracy
    African Union
    European Union
    Accountability
    Asset recovery
    Copyright Holder Cameroon Journal on Democracy and Human Rights
    Copyright Year 2007
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 19383584
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