Corruption in Africa

Published 8:00 AM ET, Thu December 24, 2015
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In a newly released poll by Transparency International, a global watchdog, and Afrobarometer, an organization which conducts surveys on African governance, 58% of Africans said they thought corruption is their country was getting worse. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
In Liberia, 69% of people reported that they had paid a bribe in the past year. SEYLLOU/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Cameroon fared better, with 48% of its citizens reporting that they paid a bribe in the past 12 months. JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
In Nigeria the figure was slightly lower at 43%. File/DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Transparency International found that 41% of public service users in Sierra Leone had to pay someone off in the last year. FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
In Uganda the percentage stood at 38. ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images
Kenya was only slightly below, with 37% of people reporting to have paid a bribe in the last 12 months. SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
Ghana was a notch lower at 36%. JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
In the west African nation of Guinea 35% of public users say they had paid a bribe. Getty Images
In the Ivory Coast it was 34%. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
in Benin just over a quarter of public service users -- 26% -- paid a bribe in the past year. AFP/Getty Images