“Britain and the labeling of Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’” Pambazuka News 12.05.2016

In his latest article WE-Africa collaborator, Associate Professor of Political Science and director of  the Centre for Conflict and Gender Studies, at the University of Port Harcourt (Choba, Nigeria) Fidelis Allen explores the sentiments behind British Prime Minister David Cameron’s assertion that Nigeria is a “fantastically corrupt” country.

Isn’t it the height of hypocrisy for a British politician to label Nigeria as fantastically corrupt? Britain built its economy on the wealth looted from colonies such as Nigeria. Today, British politicians collude with their thieving Nigerian counterparts to spirit away money that is then invested in London and other Western cities. Cameron’s neo-colonial moralism fools no one.” 

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