Why corruption is holding Africa back

(By Milena Veselinovic, for CNN)

A new report has found that over half of Africans think corruption is increasing Transparency International says 75 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa paid a bribe in 2014.

(CNN)If you live in Liberia, arranging to see a doctor might unfortunately not be as simple as booking an appointment.

Seven out of 10 people in the country say they have had to pay bribes to access basic services like healthcare and schooling, according to Transparency International, a global watchdog.

This number is the highest in Africa, but in the latest poll — which the NGO conducted with Afrobarometer, an organization which publishes surveys on African governance — 58% of people said they thought bribery.


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