'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.

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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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