Oversight and Accountability to Improve Security Sector Governance in Africa
African governments rank among the weakestin arresting corruption in the security sector, which diminishes public trustin government and threatens national and regional security. Roughly halfof all security sectors are rated by Transparency International as facing therisk of critical or very high levels of corruption. In his Security Brief for the Africa Centerof Strategic Studies
, DanKuwali emphasises that accountabilityand governance of the security sector are essential for a capable and effectiveforce, to mitigate infractions and contribute to a positive learning environment. Stronger internal and external oversight is essential for securitysector effectiveness. Security organs require institutional frameworks thatnurture professionalism and an apolitical posture.