Endemic corruption in Africa, believe majority of Africans in landmark survey.
The majority of Africans believe their governments are not doing enough to curb corruption, according to a landmark survey across 34 countries published Wednesday, with police seen as the most unscrupulous institution.
Some 56 percent said their countries were doing a poor job of fighting graft, while one in three had recently been forced to bribe a public official, according to a survey of more than 51,000 Africans by the Afrobarometer research project.
“The fight against corruption has had a very high profile in the last decade both with African leaders, and among regional and international organisations and donors,” the organisation said in a report released in the Senegalese capital Dakar.
“Afrobarometer data shows that these efforts have not been sufficient to curb corruption levels.”
Police attracted the highest ratings of corruption among public officials across the 34 countries, with 43 percent saying that “most” or “all” were involved in corruption.
The figure was as high as 78 percent in Nigeria and 69 percent in Kenya and Sierra Leone — but just 14 percent in Algeria. GO TO SOURCE.