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These are the 15 most corrupt countries in Africa, according to Transparency International

MUSAASIZI JOSHUA

Jan. 24, 2020

Transparency International has released its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). According to the report, Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the most corrupt regions, with an average score of 32. Seychelles improves on its transparency record while Somalia continues as the most corrupt nation in the region.
Sub-Saharan Africa is perceived among the most corrupt regions with an average score of 32, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Transparency International .
Overall, more than two-thirds of the world's countries – along with many of the most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in their anti-corruption efforts.
SSA among low scoring region Transparency International
Commenting on the latest report, Delia Ferreira Rubio , Chair of Transparency International, said, “ Frustration with government corruption and lack of trust in institutions speak to a need for greater political integrity.
“Governments must urgently address the corrupting role of big money in political party financing and the undue influence it exerts on our political systems. ”
Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International
In Africa, Seychelles improves on its transparency record with a score of 66, well above 50 recorded in 2018, the highest mark in the region.
Other high scoring countries include Botswana (61), Cabo Verde (58), Rwanda (53), and Mauritius (52).
In the latest report, Nigeria ranks 146 out of the 180 countries with a score of 26 and the 16-most corrupt nation in Africa. Last year, Africa's populous nation ranked 144 out of 180 nations with a CPI score of 27.
CPI 2019 Top and Bottom countries in the world Transparency International
Business Insider SSA looks at 15 African countries with low scores and perceived most corrupt nations in the region:
15. Cameroon
2019 Score: 25 2019 Ranking: 153
14. Central African Republic
2019 Score: 25 2019 Ranking: 153
13. Comoros
2019 Score: 25 2019 Ranking: 153
12. Madagascar
2019 Score: 24 2019 Ranking: 158
11. Zimbabwe
2019 Score: 24 2019 Ranking: 158
10. Eritrea
2019 Score: 23 2019 Ranking: 160
9. Chad
2019 Score: 20 2019 Ranking: 162
8. Burundi
2019 Score: 19 2019 Ranking: 165
7. Congo
2019 Score: 19 2019 Ranking: 165
6. Democratic Republic of the Congo
2019 Score: 18 2019 Ranking: 168
5. Guinea Bissau
2019 Score: 18 2019 Ranking 168
4. Equatorial Guinea
2019 Score: 16 2019 Ranking: 173
3. Sudan
2019 Score: 16 2019 Ranking: 173
2. South Sudan
2019 Score: 12 2019 Ranking: 179
1. Somalia
2019 Score: 9 2019 Ranking: 180
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