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

01/23/2020 | Pulse Nigeria | Aderemi Ojekunle
Despite commitments from African leaders in declaring 2018 as the African Year of Anti-Corruption, this has yet to translate into concrete progress (Transparency International)

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

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

Business Insider SSA looks at 15 African countries with low scores and perceived most corrupt nations in the region:

15. Cameroon

14. Central African Republic

13. Comoros

12. Madagascar

11. Zimbabwe

10. Eritrea

9. Chad

8. Burundi

7. Congo

6. Democratic Republic of the Congo

5. Guinea Bissau

4. Equatorial Guinea

3. Sudan

2. South Sudan

1. Somalia

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