Fraud and the African Renaissance. Journal Article


Author: Gichure, Christine
Article Title: Fraud and the African Renaissance.
Keywords: FRAUD; RENAISSANCE; MIDDLE Ages; CIVILIZATION; WORLD history; AFRICA
Journal Title: Business Ethics: A European Review
Volume: 9
Issue: 4
ISSN: 09628770
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell  
Date Published: 2000-10
Start Page: 236
End Page: 247
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Notes: --- - Article - Forensic studies have identified fraud as a major factor that hampers Africa's economic development. This paper first establishes a link between fraud and the ideal of the African Renaissance. It then gives an overview of the extent of fraud in Africa by discussing the findings of a recent forensic survey on fraud in Africa. Against this backdrop it is then argued that what is needed to turn the tide of fraud in Africa is a transvaluation of loyalties to include and cover interests of the modern nation-state rather than just those of the clan, tribe and race. The paper finally calls for African nations to rise up to new challenges in governance by upholding ethical values and by their determination to detect and prevent all forms of fraud as the only viable way towards the realisation of the ideal of an African Renaissance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] - ! 'Copyright of Business Ethics: A European Review is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder''s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)' - ! 'Accession Number: 4369673; Gichure, Christine; Issue Info: Oct2000, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p236; Thesaurus Term: FRAUD; Subject Term: RENAISSANCE; Subject Term: MIDDLE Ages; Subject Term: CIVILIZATION; Subject Term: WORLD history; Subject: AFRICA; Number of Pages: 12p; Document Type: Article'
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