All posts tagged: Nigeria

Nigerian corruption and crime – a fantastically corrupt culture or the result of a particular history?

Nigeria justifiably has a reputation for corruption and criminal networks, explains Professor Keith Somerville, but it is by no means one of the two most corrupt countries in the world. Just before May’s anti-corruption summit in London, British prime minister David Cameron, made his now infamous public gaffe when he boasted to the Queen in […]

Buhari and the ‘Bulldozer’: combatting corruption in Nigeria and Tanzania

Keith Somerville, senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies has just published a new book, ‘Africa’s long road since independence. The many histories of a continent’. It deals with the great diversity of post-independence political, economic and social developments in Africa, tracing continuity and change from pre-colonial and colonial […]