Thursday, November 01, 2007

How to Get Ahead in Africa

Getting ahead in Africa, says the award-winning journalist Sorious Samura, is not difficult you merely bribe your way to the top. But worse than that, people with next to nothing are forced to offer bribes merely to survive. In this angry film, he claims that Africa is being destroyed by corruption. In one of the largest slums in Africa, Kibera in Kenya, the poor have to pay bribes for hospital appointments, to build shacks, to get work and to stay out of jail. In Sierra Leone mothers have to offer bribes to get their children into school. And schools all over Africa are places where pupils learn corruption and the use of power and status to achieve their goals. This is not an optimistic film.

Tonight's TV - Times Online