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40 countries have ratified AU anti-corruption convention: African official

Wednesday 12/June/2019 - 12:39 PM
Amal Amara
Amal Amara
Translated By: Nada Moustafa
Sharm al Sheikh city hosts African Anti-Corruption forum (AACF)، today، Wednesday، in the presence of Egypt’s President، Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi.

The African Official، Amal Amara said that The AU Anti-corruption convention has recognized the negative effects of corruption and its impact on the economic، political and social situation within the African continent.

In her word before AACF on behalf of Chairperson of The AU Advisory board on corruption، Amara added that 2018 marked the adoption of the convention، noting that 40 countries have ratified it so far، which represents 70% of the total AU membership.

“Those who monitor anti-corruption trends in Africa have developed two studies on the continent's best regional anti-corruption practices as well as the enforcement of the anti-corruption convention within the continent”، Amara added.

It is scheduled that President Al-Sisi will give a word before the forum during the inaugural session.
Saudi Arabia، the United Arab Emirates، Jordan and Kuwait are the guests of honour in the AACF.

The two-day conference aims at encouraging African countries to adopt policies، programmes and work plans that contribute to the eradication of corruption and to establish a knowledge linkage base between different regions of the continent on the risks of corruption and its severe negative effect on development.

The forum will address several topics including the continental and national efforts conducted by African countries in accordance with their international and regional commitments، the relationship between corruption and development، capacity building and human resources، the role of civil society and the private sector، and how to enhance African inter-governmental coordination in combating corruption.

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