The ongoing revelations of the extent of the influence and questionable riches of Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola’s longest serving president, has dominated news cycles across the continent over the past week.
It seemed fitting in a week when the latest Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International was released, as shown by the Luanda Leaks documents, reviewed by Quartz and 36 other publications, the scale of corruption in one of Africa’s oil-wealthy nations is remarkable. But Angola is not an outlier.
As the rankings show, Sub-Saharan Africa was the lowest-scoring region on the index with an average score of 32 out of 100—below the global average of 43. With several of the continent’s biggest countries and economies recording little or no progress, the latest index, Transparency International says, represent “a bleak picture of inaction against corruption.”
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