n Ubuntu : Journal of Conflict and Social Transformation - Corruption as the new treason : global ethics, Africa's moral wisdom and the corrupting of the future

Volume 2, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 2078-760X
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4950


Provided it is defined with due cultural sensitivity, corruption betrays the people of the societies where it happens, above all the children and their future in the struggle for a worthwhile existence. As such it is an ethical problem of utmost seriousness warranting a suitably apt interpretation. This paper therefore sees corruption as the new treason. To this end we first need clarity and depth in our understanding of both ethics and corruption. Then I illustrate the key issues to be covered: corruption, ethics both globally and in Africa, and treason.

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