n African Security Review - Financial disclosure in three African countries : all bark and little bite : Africa watch
|Article Title||Financial disclosure in three African countries : all bark and little bite : Africa watch|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Sep 2009|
|Pages||80 - 87|
|Keyword(s)||Cameroon, Conflicts of interest, Disclosure, Ghana and South Africa|
Numerous countries use financial interest declarations to assist with managing conflicts of interest, which have seemingly become more commonplace in a world in which the divide between the public and private spheres is becoming increasingly blurred. Africa, in this regard, does not appear to have enjoyed great success. Despite the adoption of the African Union Anti-Corruption Convention in 2003, which requires members of the public service to declare their financial interests, many countries have not acceded to this. Only 28 of the 53 African Union states have signed and ratified the convention.
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