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South Africa takes aim at corruption

High-level corruption – or at least the appearance of it – was dealt a blow in South Africa Tuesday when President Thabo Mbeki sacked his second in command, Deputy President Jacob Zuma, amid strong evidence that Mr. Zuma had taken bribes. Zuma’s firing comes at a time of increased graft-fighting efforts across Africa – and with the issue of corruption looming large. Rich nations like the US and Britain are preparing to pour billions of new dollars into fighting poverty on the continent, contingent on good governance by the recipients.Full Story

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