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Thread: State-sponsored bribery wins out

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    All part of doing business in the 'dark' continent. Thanks to this it will remain dark for a long time to come.
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    Avada Kedavra!

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    And then you can blame colonialism.....

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    Still, what disturbed me about this was the intervention of President Thabo Mbeki

    Does Ol' Thabo understand any other way of doing business than bribery & corruption?

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    I hope MTN introduces a special contract type for Benin guavamental employees that is 500% inflated over the normal consumer & business contract types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenosb View Post
    Still, what disturbed me about this was the intervention of President Thabo Mbeki

    Does Ol' Thabo understand any other way of doing business than bribery & corruption?
    I wonder if he's a shareholder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    I wonder if he's a shareholder.
    Of the NEPAD self-enrichment scheme?

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    All those conservative bankers who sign off on MTN’s debts are going to question business practices in a place they call “Africa” (despite the fact that Spain tried to pull the same trick some years back).
    There you go. That pretty much sums it up. Corruption is everywhere, but here in Africa - the "dark" continent - you cannot afford flagrant and complacent leadership that doesn't aim to elevate beyond, let's say, Western norms.

    If you have a corrupt European official versus a corrupt African one, the latter will inevitably appear to be so much more deviant.

    African stereotype 1 : African leadership 0.

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    This is how it will always be, the poor will continue to believe the propaganda, the middle class will fight the injustices and the fat cats will continue their corruption. The poor being the majority and thus sadly the wheel keeps turning. Welcome to Africa friends.

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    I laugh at this story...
    MTN blackmailed me once, so I feel 'karma' got the better of them
    (I was only blackmailed for R360 though... took alot of fighting until MTN gave up and set things right, as we went to the newspapers)... none-the-less in the big picture, MTN only got what it deserves

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    Quote Originally Posted by theStudent View Post
    I laugh at this story...
    MTN blackmailed me once, so I feel 'karma' got the better of them
    (I was only blackmailed for R360 though... took alot of fighting until MTN gave up and set things right, as we went to the newspapers)... none-the-less in the big picture, MTN only got what it deserves
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    anytime anyone wants to er *cough* 'blackmail' me so that I can make billions, be my guest.
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    @ sneeky

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