n African Security Review - Fighting the problem within the NEPAD framework : organised crime and corruption : commentary

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... Organised crime and corruption pose a massive security challenge in Africa. They indirectly compromise the welfare and integrity of society through unlawful practices that create victims, while at the same time generating benefits only for criminals. They undermine the rule of law and engender lawlessness, thus creating an environment in which governments seem incapable of providing security for their people. Government officials have themselves been found to be complicit in acts of crime and corruption. Failure to curb this problem only serves to chain the continent to deprivation, weak economic performance, bad governance, social disintegration, poverty, apathy and strife. This ..

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