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Transparency International
Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2005
 

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Table of African Countries

Africa Rank
(out of 39)

World Rank
(out of 158)

Country

CPI Score*

Confidence Range**

Surveys Used***

1

32

Botswana

5.9

5.1 - 6.7

8

2

46

South Africa

4.5

4.2 - 4.8

11

3

47

Namibia

4.3

3.8 - 4.9

8

4

51

Mauritius

4.2

3.4 - 5.0

6

5

55

Seychelles

4.0

3.5 - 4.2

3

6

65

Ghana

3.5

3.2 - 4.0

8

7

70

Burkina Faso

3.4

2.7 - 3.9

3

"

"

Lesotho

3.4

2.6 - 3.9

3

9

78

Senegal

3.2

2.8 - 3.6

6

10

83

Rwanda

3.1

2.1 - 4.1

3

11

88

Benin

2.9

2.1 - 4.0

5

"

"

Gabon

2.9

2.1 - 3.6

4

"

"

Mali

2.9

2.3 - 3.6

8

"

"

Tanzania

2.9

2.6 - 3.1

8

15

97

Madagascar

2.8

1.9 - 3.7

5

"

"

Malawi

2.8

2.3 - 3.4

7

"

"

Mozambique

2.8

2.4 - 3.1

8

18

103

The Gambia

2.7

2.3 - 3.1

7

"

"

Swaziland

2.7

2.0 - 3.1

3

20

107

Eritrea

2.6

1.7 - 3.5

3

"

"

Zambia

2.6

2.3 - 2.9

7

"

"

Zimbabwe

2.6

2.1 - 3.0

7

23

117

Uganda

2.5

2.2 - 2.8

8

24

126

Niger

2.4

2.2 - 2.6

4

"

"

Sierra Leone

2.4

2.1 - 2.7

3

26

130

Burundi

2.3

2.1 - 2.5

3

"

"

Congo-Brazzaville

2.3

2.1 - 2.6

4

28

137

Cameroon

2.2

2.0 - 2.5

6

"

"

Ethiopia

2.2

2.0 - 2.5

8

"

"

Liberia

2.2

2.1 - 2.3

3

31

144

Congo-Kinshasa

2.1

1.8 - 2.3

4

"

"

Kenya

2.1

1.8 - 2.4

8

"

"

Somalia

2.1

1.6 - 2.2

3

"

"

Sudan

2.1

1.9 - 2.2

5

35

151

Angola

2.0

1.8 - 2.1

5

36

152

Côte d'Ivoire

1.9

1.7 - 2.1

4

"

"

Equatorial Guinea

1.9

1.6 - 2.1

4

"

"

Nigeria

1.9

1.7 - 2.0

9

39

158

Chad

1.7

1.3 - 2.1

6

 
Countries not included in the official list due to a lack of sources

Africa Rank

World Rank

Country

CPI Score*

Confidence Range**

Surveys Used***

-

-

Mauritania

4.9

-

2

-

-

Guinea-Bissau

4.4

-

2

-

-

Cape Verde

3.4

-

1

-

-

Togo

2.7

-

2

-

-

Comoros

2.6

-

1

-

-

Djibouti

2.6

-

1

-

-

São Tomé & Príncipe

2.6

-

1

-

-

Central African Republic

2.4

-

2

-

-

Guinea

1.7

-

2

 
 
Explanatory Notes
 
*CPI Score relates to perceptions of the degree of corruption as seen by business people and country analysts and ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt).

**Confidence Range provides a range of possible values of the CPI score. This reflects how a country's score may vary, depending on measurement precision. Nominally, with 5 percent probability the score is above this range and with another 5 percent it is below. However, particularly when only few sources are available an unbiased estimate of the mean coverage probability is lower than the nominal value of 90%.

***Surveys Used refers to the number of surveys that assessed a country's performance. 18 surveys and expert assessments were used and at least 3 were required for a country to be included in the CPI.