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Afghan Anti-Corruption Efforts ‘Slowed’ Due To Elections, COVID-19

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dpa/RFERL, 18 June 2020

The leading German press agency quotes an analysis by AAN’s Jelena Bjelica of UNAMA’s latest Afghanistan (anti-)corruption report that found a slowdown in the fight against corruption:

Analyst Jelena Bjelica from the Kabul-based think tank Afghanistan Analysts Network sees a shift in the political priorities as a reason for the slowdown. “Obviously, there is a focus on the peace talks by both the international community and government. And it just seems that anti-corruption is totally not [the focus],” Bjelica told dpa. (…)

“It seems that there is no cooperation between the police, law enforcement, and prosecution,” Bjelica said.