By ignoring corruption’s colonial roots, Cameron’s summit was destined to fail

By Hadassah Egbedi

Yes Nigeria is ‘fantasically corrupt’ but ignoring the historical role Britain and others played rendered the event useless, argues Ventures Africa

Ahead of his anti-corruption summit to tackle what must be the world’s oldest skill, the art of looting, David Cameron was overheard telling the Queen that Nigeria and Afghanistan are the “two most corrupt countries in the world.”

But wasn’t the art of looting perfected and then institutionalised by the colonial enterprises of the erstwhile British Empire? It’s hard not to think of this history when you see the footage of old and greying white men and their queen as they discuss two countries that were once “possessions”.

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