In a newly released poll by Transparency International, a global watchdog, and Afrobarometer, an organization which conducts surveys on African governance, 58% of Africans said they thought corruption is their country was getting worse.
Liberia – In Liberia, 69% of people reported that they had paid a bribe in the past year.
Cameroon – Cameroon fared better, with 48% of its citizens reporting that they paid a bribe in the past 12 months.
Nigeria – In Nigeria the figure was slightly lower at 43%.
Sierra Leone – Transparency International found that 41% of public service users in Sierra Leone had to pay someone off in the last year.
Uganda – In Uganda the percentage stood at 38.
Kenya – Kenya was only slightly below, with 37% of people reporting to have paid a bribe in the last 12 months.
Ghana – Ghana was a notch lower at 36%.
Guinea – In the west African nation of Guinea 35% of public users say they had paid a bribe.
Ivory Coast – In the Ivory Coast it was 34%.
Benin – in Benin just over a quarter of public service users -- 26% -- paid a bribe in the past year.