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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Center for Community Studies Discusses African Charter against Corruption

Khartoum - The Center for Community Studies and the National Branch of the Economic and Social Council of the African Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) organized in Khartoum yesterday a workshop to compare the Transparency, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Act of 2016 and the African Charter on Combating Corruption adopted by African heads of state and government in 2003, with the participation of experts, jurists and representatives of legislative bodies.
 The director of the Center for Community Studies, Marwa Jiknoun, said that this workshop is considered as launching of the activities of the Council branch in Khartoum, which was established last year and includes ten committees.
The workshop heard a paper presented by the Rapporteur of the Committee on Legislation, Justice and Human Rights in the Parliament, Dr. Khalid Osman Taha, who explained that the workshop is a comparison between the law and the African Charter for Combating Corruption and the recognition of the necessity and ratification of the Charter signed by the Sudan earlier to recommend it to the competent authorities for ratification of the Charter.
He stressed Sudan's keenness, openness and cooperation with its regional environment in fighting and combating negative phenomena, including corruption that has become transnational and threatens the economies of many countries and societies.