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Somalia and South Sudan ranked world’s most corrupt countries

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Posted on February 20th, 2017

Global corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has released its 2016 ranking and two East African countries feature as last place and second to last place.

Somalia and South Sudan, are ranked as the most corrupt, and second most corrupt, countries in the world, according to TI’s latest annual review that draws on a mix of business and government sources to determine its rankings.

Somalia has held the undesirable title as the world’s most corrupt country for the past ten years.

South Sudan has been in the bottom five since it gained independence in 2011; however, this is the first time it finished second to last.

Experts on South Sudan’s economic free fall have described the current system there as a “kleptocracy”.

Inflation runs at more than 800% with no sign of slowing and access to any kind of hard currency is increasingly difficult.

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