Top 20 Most Corrupt Countries In Africa, 2018

Corruption is ubiquitous, it is everywhere, in every country. But some are more corrupt than others.

This is a list of the top 20 most 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).

Most Corrupt countries in Africa

Somalia is ranked the top most corrupt country (a title it has held for the past decade) in not just Africa, but the world in general. and surprisingly Nigeria which is often regarded as the most corrupt country in the world is ranked 13th most corrupt country in Africa.

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

Source: Transparency International.

Top 25 Most Corrupt Countries In Africa

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Top 20 Most Corrupt Countries In Africa 2018

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How it is scored:

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


Rank Country Score
1 Somalia 9
2 South sudan 12
3 Sudan 16
4 Libya 17
4 Guinea bissua 17
6 Equitorial Guinea 17
5 Angola 19
6 Eritrea 20
7 Chad 20
8 D.R Congo 21
9 Congo 21
10 Zimbabwe 22
10 Burundi 22
11 Central African Rep. 23
12 Madagascar 24
13 Mozambique 25
13 Cameroun 25
14 Uganda 26
15 Nigeria 27
15 Guinea 27
16 Mauritania 28
16 Kenya 28
17 Sierra Leone 30
17 Gambia 30
18 Mali 31
18 Malawi 31
18 Liberia 31
18 Djibouti 31
19 Togo 32
19 Gabon 32
19 Egypt 32
20 Niger 33
20 Algeria 30


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**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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