'Fantastically corrupt' nations join London summit

World leaders, NGOs and financial institutions from 40 countries are to gather in London on Thursday for an anti-corruption summitBritish Prime Minister David Cameron will push for global action on corruption at a summit Thursday attended by the leaders of Nigeria and Afghanistan, countries he was caught describing as “fantastically corrupt”. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani are attending the London summit alongside the Colombian president, US Secretary of State John Kerry, NGOs and the leaders of the World Bank and IMF. Cameron has described corruption as “an enemy of progress and the root of so many of the world’s problems” and says the summit, which comes amid public outrage over the Panama Papers leaks, will push it to the top of the global agenda.

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