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Rosalia Gitau
Rosalia Gitau is a legal scholar and writer focusing on international corruption. Her publications have appeared in various scholarly journals around the world, and she has worked in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Britain, and New York on the issue. Rosalia lives in Paris. For more information on the author and her works, go to

Entries by Rosalia Gitau

Nuhu Ribadu Returns to Nigeria: So what?

(3) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 1:37 PM

I am speaking with an executive of a multi-national company with offices in Nigeria and I bring up the fact that Nuhu Ribadu, Nigeria's informally exiled anti-corruption czar has returned to his position as head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He all but responded, "Nu, who?" and he...

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Sustainable Corruption: Proving Biggie Smalls Wrong

(3) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 11:44 AM

The world breathed a collective sigh of exasperation last week as it was discovered that Zimbabwe hosts a sizable diamond depository. So sizable in fact that Zimbabwe could become one of the largest suppliers of diamonds in the world, according to UN experts. Not only would this help prop up...

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Where Is the Corruption Rhetoric in the US?

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2010 | 3:02 PM

I was having a few drinks with friends the other night at a dark bar in Paris. Much like my last HP posting, my company was principally African.

We were talking about all sorts of things, from how much we loved one of our co-hort's, Parselelo Kantai's, new fiction...

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T.I.A.: This Is Africa

(3) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 12:11 PM

On the importance of tailoring country-specific anti-corruption laws.

I wish I could tell you what corruption is, but I can't. I have worked in it, lived in it and experienced it throughout my life. Indeed, we all have. But neither I, nor any corruption expert worth his over-priced education,...

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Art Therapy for Alzheimer's: "I Remember Better When I Paint"

(8) Comments | Posted March 11, 2010 | 5:43 PM

I didn't know much about Alzheimer's before watching "I Remember Better When I Paint" and nor did I really care. I'm not a monster-- it's just that the disease had never affected anyone I knew. This is not to say I was indifferent to the suffering experienced by those with...

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