Corruption Continues to Plague African States
In any country in the world, political corruption is a frustrating experience and damages the people’s trust in politics. In Africa, where one in three people has paid a bribe in the past year, the scale of political corruption seriously threatens democracy itself. A comprehensive survey has found that Africans believe their governments have failed to fight corruption and that the situation is getting worse. Corruption affects the very poor the most and primarily benefits the middle and upper classes, exacerbating social and economic inequality. Quite simply, those who grapple with constant, small-scale corruption cannot believe in the efficacy of democracy.