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Botswana rated the least corrupt African country while Nigeria rank keeps droping

The southern African country of Botswana has once again taken the lead as the least corrupt country in the continent. The ratings were made by Transparency International (TI) in its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in Berlin.

The government of Botswana  announced its pleasure to be cited as the least corrupt country for the 22nd year in a row. The country moved a step higher than last year and was ranked 34 out of 180 countries globally.

The ratings revealed Rwanda and Namibia as the second least corrupt countries in Africa and 48 in the world. Nigeria was ranked 148 dropping from 136th in 2016. Despite the strong anti-corruption stance by Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari, there seems to be no improvement in the fight against corruption, and the TI ratings are testament to the slow impact of the anti corruption initiatives by President Buhari’s government.

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