Angolan president urges end to corruption

By Daily Maverick Legacy 23 November 2009

Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has urged his MPLA party to have zero tolerance toward government corruption. About time, too, as the country ranks among the 18 most corrupt nations in the world in the latest Transparency International Index. The real issue is that it has rapidly become Africa's largest oil producer, overtaking Nigeria a year or so ago. But much of that wealth goes into a few pockets. Dos Santos and his MPLA party have ruled Angola for more than 30 years, so despite his seemingly good intentions, his head should be on the block for widespread fraud and squandering of public money. Read more: Reuters, Africa News

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