African leaders from left, President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, King Mswati III of Swaziland, Thabo Mbeki, of South Africa, Morgan Tsvangirai, Former Prime Minster of Zimbabwe nd others (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
By Kathleen Brophy – From Oxfam America
The ugly stereotype of Africa’s “big man” normally shows a corrupt leader walking out of a negotiation with briefcases full of dollar bills and gold rings on every finger, grinning from ear to ear. It is the all too familiar story of African corruption, portrayed as a uniquely African problem. However, this depiction is as crude as it is wrong and incomplete.
New investigative stories released this week by the International Consortium of Investigative
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