Corruption in Nigerian defence sector benefitting Boko Haram

18th May, London – Deep-rooted corruption in the defence sector is crippling the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram, according to a new report by Transparency International. To effectively combat Boko Haram, Nigeria’s international partners must build anti-corruption measures into all defence deals.   

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Increase transparency in the security sector to defeat corruption.

18th May, Abuja – An opaque and secretive security sector will jeopardize President Buhari’s ambitious anti-corruption drive and is derailing the fight against Boko Haram, according to a new report by Transparency International.

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Tue 9 Feb 16 // Conflict & Insecurity

Listen to an expert panel discussion on corruption and security governance across Africa. This discussion took place on 25 January at King’s College London and coincided with the launch of the Africa results for Transparency International’s Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index.

King’s College London’s War Studies Podcast also interviewed our project officer Hiruye Gossay to find out more about the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index‘s implications for African security.

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Transparency International warns of ongoing corruption risks contributing to instability

All states in the Middle East and North Africa are at high risk of corruption posing a continuing threat to security and stability in the region according to a new Government Defence Index from Transparency International.

Sixteen of the seventeen states assessed in the index receive either E or F grades, representing either a “very high” or “critical” risk of defence corruption.  Only Tunisia performs better, although is still classed as “high risk”.

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Dominic Kavakeb Communications Manager +44 (0)20 3096 7695 dominic.kavakeb@transparency.org.uk


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