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Africa: Governments Failing in Corruption Fight

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Source: All Africa

Cape Town — Most Africans say their governments are failing in the fight against corruption, and many believe the situation has deteriorated in the last decade, according to the continent's most comprehensive survey of public opinion.

The survey also says nearly one in three Africans say they have paid a bribe in the past year, and almost one in five have paid it to a government official to get an official document or permit. The survey shows that corruption hits those living in poverty the hardest, and police forces are the government institutions most often accused of taking bribes.

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A2L Togo YMCA workshop shapes advocacy direction

For the Act2Live project activities a training workshop was organised for the youth advocates group. The young people were drawn from the project sites (Akodessewa, Katanga, Akassimé and Gbossimé) and from YMCA Volunteers. It was held at ENAM Lomé-Togo from 4 to 8 November.

The objective of this workshop was to strengthen the capacities of the youth advocates so that they can easily engage in discussions with decisions makers so that health issues affecting young people in Togo can be improve.

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Togo YMCA and prisoners work together on health concert

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On 22 September 2013, a concert in favour of the health and wellbeing of prisoners took place at the “Palais de Congres” in Lome. The Togo YMCA, through the Act2Live project, actively participated in the concert which was dedicated to the Togolese detainees. On the day, project advocacy groups gave a speech to the Togolese authorities to call for the improvement of health conditions of the detainees.

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