African Union (Preventing Corruption)

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: The Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (the African Union). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption
  2. The Regional Anti-Corruption Programme for Africa
  3. The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
The sub-subject “The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption” is studied...
  1. Courses: No corruption in international business, Institutions are leading the transformation of Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa

Languages of study English or French Union Africaine Portuguese União Africana Spanish Unión Africana

Business without Corruption

Sample of the sub-subject: The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

Description of the Sub-Subject: The Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (the African Union).

The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption entry into force in 2006.

Thirty-four African Countries are members of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Libya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The countries that have not signed the Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption are Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Mauritius, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia.

The topics covered by the Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption are bribery, trade influence, criminalisation, immunity for public officials, money laundering, recovery of assets, property rights, public tenders, foreign companies, unfair competition, and witness protection.

The Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption covers the public and private sector, and supply and demand side of the business.

The obligations of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption:

  1. Preventive measures (declaration of assets, codes of conduct, access to information, accounting standard, and independence of authorities)
  2. Criminalisation (illicit enrichment)

The Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption does not include provision on sanctions

The Executive Secretary is Ms Djenna Diarra.



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