As the alleged wrongdoing at Bishops Diocesan College shows, equating wealth with virtue is a bad idea, writes Helena Wasserman.
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South Africa has ranked 73rd out of 180 countries in a Transparency International survey - which ranks participating countries according to their perceived levels of corruption in the public sector.
The second largest country in Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with abundant raw materials and minerals but cursed by violence, graft and poverty.
Carrying signs saying "Kenya is bleeding" and "Stop These Thieves," hundreds of people have marched in Nairobi to protest against widespread corruption and deliver a petition to the office of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
#ThisFlag protest leader Evan Mawarire, as evicted Zimbabwean university students shelter in a local church, and Zambian opposition leader Hichilema says he is in "good spirits", despite being kept in custody at a high security prison.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has tacitly criticized a popular opposition leader whose efforts to expose official corruption fueled nationwide protests last month
Four Kenyan officers have been charged with the killing of a rights lawyer and two others amid an uproar over police abuses.
South Africa falls short of measures to curb corrupt financial flows, according to a Transparency International report.
A Cameroonian opposition candidate, who stirred controversy with an unsubstantiated claim he won Sunday's presidential poll has cried foul over a group of "false" election observers.
Cameroon will hold presidential elections on October 7, head of state Paul Biya has said in a decree.
The international community is doing a disservice to the Egyptian people by supporting the country's armed forces with "few strings attached," an anti-corruption watchdog has said.
Tunisia has declared a "war on corruption" after the arrest of three businessmen and a customs officer on suspicion of graft and financing protests in the North African country.
Zimbabwe's opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party, has called on the country's anti-graft agency to clampdown on all those who are found on the wrong side of the law regardless of their positions.
African leaders are using their defence budgets to buy loyalty and build 'patronage networks,' which is driving recruits to terrorist groups such as Boko Haram.
Corruption Watch says Transparency International's rating of South Africa indicates a significant problem.
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