Corruption in African Countries

Africa Nazarene University
Name Erick Mazera
ADM NO 16M01APS008
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Task Causes and effects of corruption in African Countries


Corruption is a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit. Corruption may include many activities including, bribery and embezzlement.

Causes of Corruption in Africa

Corruption in Africa has many causes. Under this sub-heading, to be discussed are the major causes of corruption in African continent. It is important to have in mind that different authors have different points of view on the causes of corruption. But at the end, all ...

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the officials that work in the government will be engaging in corrupt practices. Importance of skill acquisition in leadership is what most African leaders lack and this has been fertilizing the growth of corruption in African countries.

Take for instance that a government does not know how to make good plans on solid anti-corruption group that will help in solving corruption challenge in the country, he will continue in promoting the practice of corruption in the country because he fails to do his job adequately. When he does not set-up monitoring teams to dig deep on the affairs that go on in the private and public establishments, then there will be propagation of corruption in such country.

Greed as a Cause of Corruption in African Continent

When you have two classic cars of your own and plan to forcefully collect the motorcycle of your neighbor for no reason rather than to sell and make more money because you think you need more money than him, what is such action ...

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something went wrong at the back during their leadership and nobody cared to asked them question on that. Because there is lack of transparency in the government of African countries, things are seriously falling apart.

High quest for Wealth

Many Africans are ready to give-up their lives for money. Some prefer to get the money either by crook or by hook and die young. Some are ready to sacrifice any part of their body just for money. African youths are ready to kill and commit any crime because they are seriously hungry for money. Even if it is carrying drugs into an unknown country, they can do it just for them to get paid at the end of the silly exercise.

Among the major ...

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