author={Daniel Scher},
  journal={African Security Review},
  pages={17 - 26}
  • D. Scher
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Economics
  • African Security Review
A recent European Commission report estimated that “stolen African assets equivalent to more than half of the continent's external debt are held in foreign bank accounts”. Following the international legal precedent set by the Holocaust Claims Commission in recovering assets stolen from the Jewish people by the Nazi regime, some African leaders have begun to focus on the repatriation of these looted African assets as an important element of anti-corruption efforts. Asset recovery is fraught… 

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