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May 26th, 2016

VIDEO: There is nothing uniquely African about corruption by Robtel Neajai Pailey

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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May 26th, 2016

VIDEO: There is nothing uniquely African about corruption by Robtel Neajai Pailey

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Liberian academic, activist and author Robtel Neajai Pailey discusses her ‘bloodless revolution’ to fight Gbagba (corruption) in Liberia. She states that corruption is not just about private or public sector graft but also the dubious ways in which we all cheat the system. She reminds us all that there is nothing inherently African about corruption.

Robtel Neajai Pailey is a Liberian academic, activist and author with over a decade of combined professional experiences in Africa, Europe and North America. She is the author of Gbagba, an anti-corruption children’s book published in 2013 to critical acclaim and subsequently placed on the list of supplemental readers for 3rd to 5th graders in Liberia. Robtel’s determination and bold ambition to challenge the status quo was evident as she spoke to an engaged audience at TEDxEuston 2015.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and in no way reflect those of the Africa at LSE blog or the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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