Crackdown on corruption culture must not be neglected in rush for African riches
Bribery is rife in Africa and has been for some time. But with many African countries experiencing strong growth and regional organisations becoming increasingly ambitious, this situation may be changing. Happily, the change is not just being driven by outside pressure. Individual African countries are beginning to develop their own anti-corruption laws and the continent's burgeoning middle class is increasingly questioning, and indeed shunning, the bribery culture that has prevailed for so long. That said, bribery still exists. It is still very much a feature of daily life for consumers and, for now at least, should remain an important consideration for any organisation thinking about doing business on the continent.
Collective action between businesses and Government will help tackle Africa’s widespread bribery issues
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