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The Most Corrupt Countries In Africa

Released on the 17th of November 2009, these corruption statistics for the African continent are taken from Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). All of the continents countries - which are included in the total of 180 countries which Transparency International evaluates - are listed below.

The 2009 CPI rating is based on 13 different independent surveys, however not all surveys are used for all listed countries. The ratings are derived from a perceived measure of domestic public sector and governmental corruption, within each nation, and each country/territory has been graded on a scale from 1.0 (most corruption) to 10.0 (least corruption). World corruption rankings are also included for each country listed below.

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Data released by Transparency International - November.17.2009 - Next data release November.2010
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Country
World Ranking
Corruption Perceptions Index Rating [1]
1
Somalia
1
1.1
2
Sudan
4
1.5
3
Chad
6
1.6
4
Guinea
8
1.8
4
Equatorial Guinea
8
1.8
4
Burundi
8
1.8
7
Guinea-Bissau
14
1.9
7
DR Congo
14
1.9
7
Republic of the Congo
14
1.9
7
Angola
14
1.9
11
Central African Republic
20
2
12
Ivory Coast
24
2.1
13
Zimbabwe
28
2.2
13
Sierra Leone
28
2.2
13
Kenya
28
2.2
13
Cameroon
28
2.2
17
Comoros
36
2.3
18
Uganda
43
2.5
18
Nigeria
43
2.5
18
Mozambique
43
2.5
18
Mauritania
43
2.5
18
Libya
43
2.5
23
Tanzania
52
2.6
23
Eritrea
52
2.6
25
Ethiopia
56
2.7
26
Togo
62
2.8
26
Sao Tome & Principe
62
2.8
26
Mali
62
2.8
26
Egypt
62
2.8
26
Djibouti
62
2.8
26
Algeria
62
2.8
32
Niger
71
2.9
32
Gambia
71
2.9
32
Gabon
71
2.9
32
Benin
71
2.9
36
Zambia
76
3
36
Senegal
76
3
36
Madagascar
76
3
39
Liberia
83
3.1
40
Rwanda
87
3.3
40
Morocco
87
3.3
40
Malawi
87
3.3
40
Lesotho
87
3.3
44
Swaziland
99
3.6
44
Burkina Faso
99
3.6
46
Ghana
111
3.9
47
Tunisia
116
4.2
48
Namibia
121
4.5
49
South Africa
126
4.7
50
Seychelles
127
4.8
51
Cape Verde
133
5.1
52
Mauritius
139
5.4
53
Botswana
143
5.6
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References
[1] "Corruption Perceptions Index 2009" Released on the 17th of November 2009, these are the yearly CPI Index scores for the 180 countries which it evaluates. The CPI rating is based on 13 different independent surveys, however, not all surveys are used for all countries. The index rating ranges from 1.0 to 10.0.
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