Following the outbreak of the covid’19, which has highlighted the most corrupt countries in Africa and exacerbated economic pain and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. And among the top, 10 most corrupt countries in Africa are South Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, and Comoros.
The lockdown order made people stay at home, but the horribly underfunded healthcare systems meant that not everyone who was ill or affected by the virus could get the treatment they needed. Even though this was a typical incidence of corruption in modern-day Africa brought on by the misappropriation of funds by elected authorities. As a result of the economic crisis, the corruption rate kept increasing, and in 2022 it reached even higher levels as it was fed and fueled by this trend. Riots, uprisings, and protests broke out in several Sub-Saharan African countries, notably during the pandemic, as a result of how difficult and terrible things were for many.
Also, The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index confirmed that the Sub-Saharan area of Africa has the most corrupt countries in Africa. 90 percent of the 180 nations polled received results below 50, according to a copy of the research obtained by Transparency International. It is interesting to note that 44 of these countries with extremely low corruption index scores are in Africa.
Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries in Africa
The table below shows the top 10 most corrupt countries in Africa, their world ranking, and Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI):
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