Years of ruinous corruption and incompetence have reduced many of Africa's resource rich nations to destitution and famine. And as people starve, their leaders have frequently amassed enormous wealth.
More than two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, the unequal distribution of land remains. The government wants to rectify that, but the experts say there are more pressing issues.
Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the former head of Angola's sovereign fund, is accused of misappropriating millions of public funds. His detention is part of an anti-corruption campaign by Angola's new leader.
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor faces 17 charges, including 12 for money laundering. It comes as her husband also faces corruption charges in a multi-billion-dollar scandal that shocked Malaysia.
South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s resignation is just the latest political upheaval in the years-long scandal involving the Indian business family, the Guptas and government officials.
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