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Vol 62 No 11

Published 27th May 2021


The prosecutor isn't so special

The new nominee to head anti-corruption investigations faces a grilling in parliament and an explosive case over a gold company

John Githongo, a former permanent secretary for governance and ethics in Kenya, used to say 'anti-corruption politics is good politics'. And so it was, until Githongo's investigative zeal offended others in the government. The sentiment held good in Ghana, where Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the presidency by a landslide in 2016, in part on promises that he would end the dead weight of political and corporate corruption on the country.

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