Monday, March 31, 2008

The corrupt shall inherit the earth

Chris Blattman points out that the legacy of the warlord Charles Taylor still is around in Liberia;

It's very hard to escape the Taylor legacy in Liberia. The SIM card I bought for my phone? Taylor reportedly owns a major stake in the firm. Want to move to the competition instead? That one's owned by Taylor's duplicitous Foreign Minister.

Taylor's wife, meanwhile, is in Congress. And his brother lives in luxury atop a hill outside town.

Liberia's Presidency and may be full of palatable people, but others lurk behind the scenes. Some are even elected officials.

It is not only Africa, look at others like Indonesia where the cronies still around and admired by a large segment of the population.

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