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Why corruption is holding Africa back (CNN)

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Why corruption is holding Africa back (via CNN)

“Corruption creates and increases poverty and exclusion. While corrupt individuals with political power enjoy a lavish life, millions of Africans are deprived of their basic needs like food, health, education, housing, access to clean water and sanitation,” said José Ugaz, chair of Transparency International, in a statement.

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“This might be because poor people feel powerless to stand up against a corrupt official, or because rich people use their connections to avoid paying such bribes,” says Coralie Pring, corruption surveys research coordinator at Transparency International.

Nearly one in five Africans paid bribes to obtain official documents, and access to medical care is sometimes negotiated through an unofficial fee, gift or favor.

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2015 by in Opinion.
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