Top 15 Least Corrupt Countries In Africa, 2018

Corruption is ubiquitous, it is everywhere, in every country. But some are not as corrupt as others.

Top 15 Least Corrupt Countries In Africa, 2018
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This is a list of the top 15 least corrupt countries in Africa 2018 as ranked by transparency international (an international NGO created with the sole purpose of creating change towards a world free of corruption).

Least Corrupt countries in Africa

Botswana is ranked the least corrupt country in Africa followed by seychelles 2nd, cabo verde and Rwanda were both ranked 3rd least corrupt countries in Africa. Nigeria’s neighbour Ghana also made the list, Ghana was ranked 10th least corrupt country in Africa.

Generally, eight west African countries made the list.

You can sort the list of least corrupt countries in Africa below.

See Current Ranking – Top 20 Most (and Least) Corrupt Countries in Africa, 2020

Source: Transparency International.

Top 15 Least Corrupt Countries In Africa 2018

Top 15 Least Corrupt Countries In Africa, 2018


0-50 = High corruption
51-100 = Low corruption

Rank Country Score
1 Botswana 61
2 Seychelles 60
3 Cabo verde 55
3 Rwanda 55
4 Namibia 51
5 Mauritius 50
6 Sao Tome & Principe 46
7 Senegal 45
8 South Africa 43
9 Burkinafaso 42
9 Lesotho 42
9 Tunisia 42
10 Ghana 40
10 Morocco 40
11 Benin 39
11 Swaziland 39
12 Zambia 37
13 Ivory Coast 36
14 Tanzania 35
15 Ethiopia 35


**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.

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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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