Letters from Malawi: Bribery without corruption

When is a bribe not a bribe? Our man in Malawi gets to grips with local customs...

Last Updated: 06 Dec 2010

I had been warned about corruption before I came out here. A friend who runs a business in Uganda had told me to expect to have to pay my way when starting out. Ever the ethicist, I came out here resolute that I wasn't going to indulge in any form of corruption, no matter how frustrating not doing so may be (although I'd pay all the money I have for the printers to actually deliver the bloody magazine - four weeks and counting). [CONTINUED]

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