Somalia, Ranked Most Corrupt In Sub-Saharan Africa

According to Transparency International’s 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Somalia is the most corrupt country in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In a region where the average score is 32, Somalia gets 12 percent, South Sudan gets 13, and Burundi gets 17.

Out of the 49 countries evaluated, 44 scored less than 50%.

TI research noted extensive corruption has harmed democracy, security, and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

This was evident during the Covid-19 pandemic when government supervision was impossible.

Based on the research, Somalia, which has been devastated by conflict, has virtually no methods available to arrest rampant corruption.

The dismantling of two main anti-corruption authorities, the Judicial Service Commission and the Anti-Corruption Commission, by presidential order is considered as a huge loss in the fight against corruption.

South Sudan, another country in the region that continues to suffer insecurity, is second with the report. 

Corruption exacerbated economic problems and the humanitarian situation, with half of the 12 million population facing acute food insecurity.