Fraud and the African renaissance. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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

publication date

  • 2002


  • Renaissance

  • Africa
  • Fraud

start page

  • 236

end page

  • 247


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