20 most corrupt countries in Africa, according to the latest corruption index study

20 most corrupt countries in Africa, according to the latest corruption index study

Transparency International last month released its latest annual Corruption Perception Index report. The report showed that 90% of the 180 countries surveyed scored below 50. Interestingly, 44 of these countries with very low corruption index scores are in Africa.

Across the continent, corruption is being fueled by a number of factors such as authoritarianism, political/ institutional instability and security challenges caused by violent conflicts and terrorism.

Transparency International uses the corruption perception index to rank countries around the world on a scale of zero to 100; with zero being the most corrupt and 100 being the least corrupt. The index has been tracking public sector corruption across the world since 1995.

Below are Africa’s most corrupt countries based on the latest ranking:

1.South Sudan

This has a corruption perception index score of 11, the lowest in the world.

2. Somalia

This has a corruption perception index score of 13.

3. Libya

This country has a corruption perception index score of 17.

4. Equatorial Guinea

This country also has a corruption perception index score of 17.

5. The Democratic Republic of Congo

The DRC has a corruption perception index score of 19.

6. Burundi

This East African country also has a corruption perception index score of 19.

7. Chad

Chad has a corruption perception index score of 20.

8.Sudan

Has a corruption perception index score of 20.

9.Comoros

This island nation’s corruption perception index score is also 20.

10.Guinea Bissau

Has a corruption perception index score of 21.

11.Congo

Has a corruption perception index score of 21.

12.Eritrea

Has a corruption perception index score of 22.

13.Zimbabwe

Has a corruption perception index score of 23.

14.Nigeria

Africa’s most populous country has a corruption perception index score of 24.

15. The Central African Republic

Has a corruption perception index score of 24.

16.Guinea

Has a corruption perception index score of 25.

17.Mozambique

Has a corruption perception index score of 26.

18.Madagascar

Has a corruption perception index score of 26.

19.Uganda

Has a corruption perception index score of 27.

20.Cameroon

Has a corruption perception index score of 27.

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