Breaking: South Sudan ranked the most corrupt nation in E. Africa region

President Salva Kiir Mayardit |Photo: © Thessherald

South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, has once again been ranked the most corrupt country in the East African region, followed by Somalia in the Horn of Africa.

A 2020 report by Transparency International ranked the country the second most corrupt across the globe, followed by Somalia. Syria took the lead.

The Corruption Perception Index (CPI), ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 expert assessments and surveys of business executives.

It uses a scale of 0 to 100, zero being the score for the most corrupt. A score below 50 indicates serious levels of corruption in the public sector.

In the latest report, Rwanda was ranked the least corrupt in East Africa with 54 points and was followed by Tanzania with 38, Kenya with 31, Uganda 27 and Burundi 19.

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