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Africa: ‘The Post-Colonial State in Africa’

By Okello Oculi, 30 May 2013

ANALYSIS

Crawford Young succeeds brilliantly and seductively in inciting a yearning for “another history” of governance in Africa in the last 50 years

In his latest work ‘The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960 – 2010’, Professor Crawford Young has, with habitual lucid simplicity of text, encyclopaedic gaze and insightfully nuanced analysis, joined in the flowering of celebrations of golden jubilees of Uhuru that bloomed across the African continent since 2010; with Uganda’s turn arriving in 2012 when the book was published. In the mid-1960s Young had taught at Makerere College, University of East Africa, and also conducted research on the Cooperative movement in the country.

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New draft Act Law of Swiss Government of Assets and Funds

Africa: Swiss Govt Plans New Law to Freeze, Return Stolen Funds

By Isaac Aimurie, 23 May 2013

Politicians and military dictators who before now found a safe haven in Switzerland for their stolen funds may start looking elsewhere for such loots as the Swiss Government yesterday proposed a law to block such transactions and return the looted fund to its country of origin. Described as the first of its kind by the Swiss Foreign Ministry, the new law will “make it easier to freeze assets stolen and salted away by foreign leaders and return them to their countries of origin” Reuters reported.

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