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Africa’s most transparent countries – The 2008 Corruption perceptions Index

Last Updated: 9/28/2008 9:34:49 AM

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Transparency International has released its 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index and we look at which countries in Africa have the performed best in the global fight against corruption. ....


Africa's least corrupt countires
Africa's least corrupt countires

When Transparency International releases its annual Corruption Perception Index most of the media focus on the most corrupt countries in Africa neglecting countries that are making positive strides in providing more transparent civil and commercial environments.

Well here at ClickAfrique we turn this approach on it’s head and produce the top ten list of the most transparent countries in Africa – Africa’s least corrupt countries. Analysis of the List indicates there is evidence of a correlation between the economic position of the countries and their level of transparency as most of the countries on the list are some of the strongest and diverse economies in Africa. In the 2008 list Botswana retains its title as Africa’s most transparent country and the world’s 38th transparent country. Botswana also has pride of place of one of the most stable economies in Africa.

South Africa ranked second in Africa in the list in 2007 slipped on both the world and African rankings. On the African ranking it’s now fourth behind Cape Verde and Mauritius who both posted improvements of their global ranking with Cape Verde rising from 49th to 47th while Mauritius rose dramatically from 53rd to 41st.

New entrants to the top ten list in 2008 include Burkina Faso and Swaziland while Senegal drops out.

An interesting note is that the top four African countries on the transparency list are less corrupt than G8 member Italy as well as its fellow EU member Greece who rank 55th and 57th respectively in the global 2008 index.

The top ten transparent countries in Africa

Country African RankWorld Rank
Morocco =10=80
Burkina Faso =10=80
Swaziland 972
Ghana 867
Tunisia 762
Namibia 661
Seychelles 555
South Africa 454
Cape Verde 347
Mauritius 241
Botswana 138



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Comment By: bakovictor

i am victor a nigerian,student of ABU zaria. Eventhough nigeria is not among the africa's most transparent countries i assure you that with the present administration, nigeria will be the first priority in the year 2020.THANKS.

Posted On: Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:36 PM

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Comment By: bakovictor

i am victor a nigerian,student of ABU zaria. Eventhough nigeria is not among the africa's most transparent countries i assure you that with the present administration, nigeria will be the first priority in the year 2020.THANKS.

Posted On: Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:36 PM

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Comment By: geo9ice247

my name is George Oboh from lagos nigeria,pls i will like to know the criteral used in measuring transparency international and why nigeria was not amoung the least of countries leasted above.Becos i think nigeria has for the past few months been clambing down seriously on corrupt individuals and govt officials by the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC).......Thanks

Posted On: Monday, December 29, 2008 1:47 PM

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