Arresting corruption in Africa: role of the youth


Young people are most exposed to and hardest hit by corruption in Africa. Corruption remains a major obstacle to the continent’s social, political and economic transformation, and the causal relationship between corruption and instability is particularly worrying for African states. This policy brief argues that to reverse the corruption trend, it is imperative for the African Union, member states and their anti-corruption agencies meaningfully involve the youth in the anti-corruption agenda.

About the author

Edward Kahuthia Murimi is a Technical Adviser in the Good Governance Programme at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Kenya. He previously worked for the African Governance Architecture Secretariat at the African Union Commission. His expertise and research interests are on human rights and governance in Africa. He holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria.

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