East African countries continue to perform poorly in the fight against bribery and secret deals, the latest Corruption Perception Index by graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) shows. FILE GRAPHIC
Somalia has, for the 10th year running, been ranked as the most corrupt country in the world despite improving by two points to score 10.
War-torn South Sudan is the second most corrupt globally with a score of 11.
More than two-thirds of the 176 countries ranked scored below 50, with TI stating that deep-rooted reforms were needed globally to tackle increasing inequality and systemic corruption.