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Just how corrupt is Afghanistan?

Afghanistan ranks as one of the three most corrupt nations on Earth. Many Afghans say America has something to do with that. They may be right. But the bulk of responsibility must lie with the Afghans.

South Africa's Jacob Zuma spent $28 million of public money to make his house cooler

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — To most South Africans, it is an unimaginable expense: $28 million in upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s rural homestead, with taxpayers footing the bill. But while the president maintains these upgrades are required for security reasons, this has failed to quell South African outrage over the high cost of the project, along with further revelations that tens of millions more in state funding has been spent on roads in the area.
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