An impression has been created in the West that Africa is the most corrupt continent in the world but the root causes are ignored. These causes start from the West who put most African leaders in power and force them to bend corners to accommodate their foreign interests.
Most companies and natural resources are owned by westerners and influence African governments to keep control of their businesses. This results in back hand payments which in the end influences corruption.
About %40 African GDP is unmonitored and unaccounted for which makes it easy for corrupt practices to thrive.
In this edition of Africa Today we will be looking at a few examples such as Shell's claims in the Wikileaks report that it has its own people within the Nigerian government and the support for leaders like Abacha and others who stashed billions into Western banks.
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