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Government sets up anti-corruption body

Cameroonian Prime Minister Peter Mafany created on Thursday an anti-corruption body headed by a senior official in his office, Manon Christol, AFP reported.

Its 12 members will come from the business world, the judiciary, the National Committee of Human Rights, ministries and the security forces.

For the past two years, Cameroon has headed the German NGO Transparency International’s list of the most corrupt countries in the world. A number of ranking state officials are awaiting trial for embezzling public funds.

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