The Corruption Perception Index has indicated that Africa could be the most corrupt continent of the world. This is following its 2016 rating, which captures countries of the continent struggling to be among the most corrupt in the world.
Released on Wednesday, 24th January 2017, the rating shows that for the year 2015, most African countries have not only remained as at the bottom, they have indeed performed worse than previous years.
The rating shows that among the 176 countries of the world that were rated, Europe and Central Asia, Asia Pacific and the America’s are the least corrupt.
Africa, on the other hand, is the most corrupt with South Sudan and Somalia emerging as the second to the last and last respectively. The two countries scored 11 and 10 respectively from a possible score of 10o.
Amongst the first 30 least corrupt countries in the world, there is no country from the continent. Rather, Botswana which is the least corrupt on the continent stands at 35th position, scoring 60 points.
Closely behind it is Cape Verde which is at 39 as it scored 59. Other countries that polled more than 50 scores are Mauritius (54), Rwanda (54), and Namibia (52).
African countries, however, dominated the last thirty spots on the rating as it clinched over 20 spots. More so, countries in the last 30 spots scored points between 10 and 26.
Cameroun, Gambia. Kenya, Madagascar, and Uganda fall in this group. Others are Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo and Angola.
Among 10 most corrupt countries of the world according to the Corruption Perception Index are Guinea-Bissau, Lybia, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia. All these countries scored less than 20.
The least corrupt countries in the world are Denmark (90), New Zealand (90), and Finland (89).
The rating which was sponsored by theTransparency International, highlighed “the connection between corruption and inequality, which feed off each other to create a vicious circle between corruption, unequal distribution of power in society, and unequal distribution of wealth.”