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“Government departments are nests of opportunity for bribery and corruption,” says an Eversheds Sutherland lawyer.

Systemic corruption across Africa has been a perpetual blight on trade and investment on the continent - and no one group has a better insight into the depth and scale of it than its top lawyers, who are hopeful of change.

For many African nations, corruption is embedded into everyday life. The African Development Bank estimates that around $148 billion is lost to corruption in Africa every year.

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