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Zainab Bangura

Zainab Bangura

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Zainab Bangura, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Sierra Leone, is an Overseas Development Institute distinguished fellow and served as the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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    Cronies Everywhere

    Kemal Derviş

    Three recent books on political economy show that there are as many differences between crony-capitalist systems as there are similarities. And while deep-seated corruption is usually associated with autocracies like modern-day Russia, democracies have no reason to assume that they are immune.