Top 30 Least Corrupt Countries In Africa, 2024

This is a list of the top 15 least corrupt countries in Africa 2024 as ranked by transparency international (an international NGO created with the sole purpose of creating change towards a world free of corruption).


Top 15 Least Corrupt Countries In Africa, 2018
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Seychelles takes the lead as the least corrupt country in Africa, followed by Cabo Verde and Botswana. Mauritius and Rwanda complete the top five. Ghana, Nigeria’s neighbor, also secures a spot on the list, being ranked as the 10th least corrupt country in Africa.

Top 10 Least Corrupt Countries in Africa, 2024

Even though corruption is a widespread problem in many African countries, there are some nations in the region that have been recognized for their relatively low levels of corruption. Some of the least corrupt countries in Africa include Botswana, Cape Verde, and Seychelles. These countries have been recognized for their strong governance, transparency and accountability, and rule of law which help to curb the corruption.

The countries below are the least corrupt countries in Africa, 2024

1. Seychelles

Leading the pack as the least corrupt nation in Africa, Seychelles sets a remarkable example of integrity in governance. With its robust legal framework and stringent anti-corruption measures, Seychelles has created an environment conducive to economic growth and development.

2. Cabo Verde

Positioned as the second least corrupt country in Africa, Cabo Verde is renowned for its stable democracy and commitment to combating corruption. Through effective institutions and proactive measures, Cabo Verde has fostered a culture of transparency and accountability, bolstering investor confidence and promoting socio-economic progress.

3. Botswana

Often hailed as a beacon of democracy in Africa, Botswana stands out for its strong democratic institutions and zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. With a well-established legal system and independent judiciary, Botswana has succeeded in maintaining high levels of transparency and integrity across its public sector.

4. Rwanda

Despite its tumultuous past, Rwanda has emerged as a shining example of resilience and progress in Africa. Through visionary leadership and comprehensive anti-corruption initiatives, Rwanda has transformed its governance landscape, attracting investments and driving sustainable development.

5. Mauritius

Positioned as a regional hub for business and investment, Mauritius boasts a reputation for clean and transparent governance. With stringent laws and effective enforcement mechanisms, Mauritius has earned recognition for its commitment to combating corruption and fostering a conducive business environment.

6. Namibia

With its strong democratic institutions and commitment to the rule of law, Namibia ranks among the least corrupt countries in Africa. Through proactive measures and public awareness campaigns, Namibia continues to address corruption effectively, safeguarding its reputation as a transparent and accountable nation.

7. São Tomé and Príncipe

Despite its modest size, São Tomé and Príncipe demonstrate a steadfast commitment to integrity and good governance. Through collaborative efforts and institutional reforms, São Tomé and Príncipe have made significant strides in combating corruption and promoting sustainable development.

8. Benin

Positioned at the forefront of anti-corruption efforts in West Africa, Benin prioritizes transparency and accountability in its governance structures. With a vibrant civil society and active citizen engagement, Benin continues to make steady progress towards eliminating corruption and enhancing public trust.

9. Ghana

As one of West Africa’s most stable democracies, Ghana remains dedicated to upholding the principles of transparency and accountability. Through robust legal frameworks and institutional reforms, Ghana strives to root out corruption at all levels, fostering an environment conducive to inclusive growth and development.

10. Senegal

Rounding off the top 10 least corrupt countries in Africa, Senegal exemplifies a commitment to democratic values and ethical leadership. With its strong anti-corruption institutions and proactive measures, Senegal continues to make significant strides in combating corruption and promoting socio-economic prosperity.

Top 30 Least Corrupt Countries in Africa, 2024

Rank Country
1 Seychelles
2 Cabo Verde
3 Botswana
4 Rwanda
5 Mauritius
6 Namibia

São Tomé and Príncipe

8 Benin
9 Ghana
10 Senegal
11 Burkina Faso
12 South Africa
13 Cote d’Ivoire
14 Tanzania
15 Tunisia
16 Lesotho
17 Morrocco
18 Ethiopia
19 Gambia
20 Zambia
21 Algeria
22 Egypt
23 Sierra Leone
24 Malawi
25 Angola
26 Niger
27 Kenya
28 Togo
29 Djibouti
30 Eswatini


**The corruption perceived index (CPI) of the countries above was ranked based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It is a composite index – a combination of polls – drawing on corruption-related data collected by a variety of reputable institutions.

Modified in July, 2024

Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


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