'Guptagate' Hits Businesses Across Africa, China

The corruption scandal engulfing South Africa's state-owned companies has triggered a ban by one of the world's leading software companies on the payment of commissions on contracts with government agencies in all but five African countries.


Transparency International's latest report shows that the vast majority of African nations rank below 50 on its Corruption Perceptions Index. The report - for 2016 - says only Botswana, Cape Verde, Mauritius, Rwanda and Namibia score above 50 on a scale of one to 100.


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