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List Of The Most Corrupt African Countries

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Some of the most corrupt countries of the world are African countries and we believe this is not new due to the unending and unsatisfiable greed of most African leaders and politicians.

In today’s article, we shall be sharing a list of the most corrupt African countries right now but before we go into the main discussion, let’s take a look at corruption and why it is preventing most African countries from moving forward like their peers in other continents.

Corruption and bribery are two deadly epidemics that are pulling down the African continent and together, these two have claimed more lives than all the world wars put together.

The major which is corruption has increased massively amongst African leaders and even upcoming ones and it doesn’t seem like something that would be ending anytime soon unless some African leaders and wannabe leader change their mentality towards leadership.

Although many believe that the main cause of corruption in ordinary African society is poverty, recent studies and surveys show that corruption is more a result of greed and selfishness than poverty.

This menace called corruption has already eaten very deep into society and this is why many African countries are still lacking behind in the provision of basic amenities and good life for their citizens despite the vast wealth in chich these countries possess.

Although some African countries had relatively low scores when in the Global Ranking of the world’s most corrupt countries, a large number of African countries are topping these yearly rankings and thus doesn’t seem like something which would be ending soon.

If you’re interested in getting a list of the most corrupt countries in Africa 2020, please continue reading as we shall be revealing these countries in the next part of this article.

20 Most Corrupt African Countries (2024)

In this section of the article, you will find a verified list of the top 20 most corrupt African countries and data used in this article was gotten from the latest list of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released earlier this year.

  1. Somalia
  2. South Sudan
  3. Sudan
  4. Equatorial Guinea
  5. Libya
  6. Democratic Republic of Congo
  7. Guinea Bissau
  8. Congo
  9. Burundi
  10. Chad
  11. Eritrea
  12. Zimbabwe
  13. Madagascar
  14. Cameroon
  15. Mozambique
  16. Nigeria
  17. Central African Republic
  18. Angola
  19. Uganda
  20. Liberia

Source: 2020 Corruption Index (

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