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Perceived African Corruption levels

Results of Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perception Index survey found 47 of 53 African countries (89 per cent) scoring less than 50, indicating endemic corruption. Results were similar to previous years. Only one country, Botswana, scored in the top quintile. Quintile positions of each African country relative to the 175 countries worldwide are shown below:6

  • • Top quintile (scores >59); one African country (Botswana).
  • • Second quintile (scores 39-58); 12 African countries (Cape Verde, Ghana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland and Tunisia). (Note that that Swaziland scores are not available for 2015 so this assessment is based on 2014 values.)7
  • • Third quintile (scores 34-38); 11 African countries (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Niger and Zambia).
  • • Fourth quintile (scores 30-33); eight African countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Togo).
  • • Bottom quintile (scores <30); 21 African countries (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe).
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