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Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia top 2013 most corrupt nations’ list

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 12, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia have been listed among the five most corrupt countries in the world in the 2013 ranking by the global corruption watchdog, Transparency International.

The index which measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption was conducted in 177 countries giving scores ranging from 0 which represents highly corrupt to 100, very clean.

Somalia was ranked 177, Sudan 174 and South Sudan was placed 173. The three East African nations scored below 15. Somalia (8) Sudan (11) and South Sudan (14).

Although South Sudan is ranked along the bottom five nations, the world’s newest nation improved five places up compared to last year when it was labelled the world’s most corrupt nation.

The two other countries placed at the bottom five are North Korea at position 176 and Afghanistan at 175. Both scored 8.

The report indicated that more than two-thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 index score below 50 indicating how much corruption is a global threat to development.

Top 10 ranked nations are Denmark (Score: 91), New Zealand (Score: 91), Finland (Score: 89), Sweden (Score: 89), Norway (Score: 86), Singapore (Score: 86), Switzerland (Score: 85), Netherlands (Score: 83), Australia (Score: 81), Canada (Score: 81)

AfDB: $ 2.6 TRILLION STOLEN ANNUALLY

Meanwhile, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said that $2.6 trillion is lost worldwide each year due corruption.

In a statement to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day, AfDB’s President, Dr Donald Kaberuka said on Monday that the $2.6 trillion accounts for more than five percent equivalence of the global GDP.

"In our globalised and highly interconnected world, corruption represents one of our greatest challenges; every year $1 trillion are paid in bribes in the world, while an estimated 2.6 trillion dollars are stolen annually through corruption," Kaberuka said.

The President of the African Development Bank said corruption has become a serious setback to economic development and prosperity worldwide.

"Corruption erodes democratic institutions and undermines the rule of law and there is no country or territory untouched by this threat."

The bank said it views good governance and the fight against corruption as key elements to alleviate poverty.

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  • 13 December 2013 06:24, by Rami Tot

    this corruption is severe and need to be adjusted by any price weather kiir like or don,t like it happen, this country has good people from all ten states who willing to serve with clean hand and hearts not domination one one tribe useles indeed respect of national institutions building hospitals roads and schools by the way all s sudan children taking outside for study and who hv no mney not go

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    • 13 December 2013 07:14, by Mi diit

      South Sudan will in the next year’s assessment jump to number 2 most corrupt in the world when the watchdog finds out incompetent Kiir and his thugs have stolen another $4.5 billion dollars in the name of previously loaned money during austerity measures and divided them in their private bank accounts to bribe citizens with during 2015 elections. Shame on you Kiir!

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  • 13 December 2013 06:25, by Rami Tot

    this corruption is severe and need to be adjusted by any price weather kiir like or don,t like it happen, this country has good people from all ten states who willing to serve with clean hand and hearts not domination one one tribe useles indeed respect of national institutions building hospitals roads and schools by the way all s sudan children taking outside for study and who hv no mney not go

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    • 13 December 2013 06:34, by Rami Tot

      corruption index
      nepotism by employing the same tribe in the same institution
      embezzlement of public money,
      bribery,
      are the one dominating here and those who benefit from that are now depending it those hv companies Forex construction company who will be always given the bids.

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      • 13 December 2013 06:52, by Malakal county Simon

        @Rami Tot this is what’s happened from lawless country and weak regime, under Kiir leadership. Regime change is only alternative way, for better South Sudan in future bro.

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        • 13 December 2013 07:12, by Mi diit

          South Sudan will in the next year’s assessment jump to number 2 most corrupt in the world when the watchdog finds out incompetent Kiir and his thugs have stolen another $4.5 billion dollars in the name of previously loaned money and divided them in their private bank accounts to bribe citizens with during 2015 elections. Shame on you...

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        • 13 December 2013 08:19, by EES Kingmaker

          Malakal County Boy,
          Why jumping regime change as a weak scapegoat? Tell me who has not stolen money of this nation, including those pretending to be living saints but busy blaming Kiir for worsening corruption vice in our land? Let’s be realistic to ourselves if we want to fight corruption. It is a collective responsibility to fight this social disease head on.

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          • 13 December 2013 08:21, by EES Kingmaker

            Pointing accusing fingers at others without critically examining ourselves, is an outright dishonesty and hypocrisy. It is an indirect way of sustaining corruption that does not know any geographic, partisan, ethnic, religious and personality lines.

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  • 13 December 2013 06:48, by dinkdong

    No deny. S. Sudan deserved.

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  • 13 December 2013 06:51, by Pure Nationalist

    Here we go, I thought that we could top the list because no where on earth that corruption reaches the office of the president & the president owns companies. I think we will score it next year because all oil money is diverted to unknown account, most like the president’s and his likes

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    • 13 December 2013 07:25, by Tutbol

      "Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia top 2013 most corrupt nations’ list"
      Yes, we are the most corrupt peoples on the planet, but the on the flip side, the clowns who conduct these kind of things survey often hail from the most corrupt countries of all countries. Like the US, one of the most corrupt country’s on earth, their country is a corporation run country. The semblance of average Gatluak & Achol

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      • 13 December 2013 07:34, by Peter Mading

        From Now on let see whether corruption shall drop or increase in the absence of the most corrupt senior SPLM officials in the Government. I hope the National shall excel to 86% fairly clean from Corruption. The most corrupt officials are now out of the Government.

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      • 13 December 2013 07:38, by Tutbol

        >>> are just goaded out to the polling booths once the elections neigh & right after the elections are over; ditto! The supposedly elected servants of peoples, immediately turn to be elected servants for the lobbies & corporations; US citizens are very far way from how we view corruptions in our S Sudan.

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        • 13 December 2013 07:53, by Tutbol

          >>>, But in the US or in Europe; hypocrisy is part of their DNAs, they create situations that don’t even exist & twist it to their own imagined ends!.....Oops! to them i might be a terrorist for telling what it is the Europeans & US scheme on our peoples>>>>

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      • 13 December 2013 17:04, by Tutbol

        However, we are are; considered as people who love to live with Europeans. l have never thought British & arabs. The Europeans should just stick to their lowly West Africans & Southern Africa where they can kill African and expect being forgiven. that is bullshit. i for one don’t want any English or Europeans clowns to be reach their...

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        • 13 December 2013 17:09, by Tutbol

          ...correction, ’never want Europeans or English people in our state of Jonglei’. Europeans are evil peoples.

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    • 13 December 2013 07:28, by Kushoku

      As a citizen of the most corrupted country in the world for over a quarter a century led by ( the NCP Islamic thugs) I would say welcome S Sudan to the club

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  • 13 December 2013 07:59, by The Republic of South Sudan

    If you advice people that the corruption should be adjusted you encourage it. Adjustment to illiterate leaders and hunger orientated - Non human right trained government means, increase stealing, employing woman and girl on sex exchange based employment and kill citizens or tax payers.
    The good advice is, let’s unite as a nation and change this corrupt regime - Salva Kiir, e kedi baany?

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  • 13 December 2013 08:57, by Dominic Mayiik

    "Although South Sudan is ranked along the bottom five nations, the world’s newest nation improved five places up compared to last year when it was labelled the world’s most corrupt nation" This was the year when Riak, Deng Alor, Pagan etc were in power.
    Thumb up Mr.President for cleaning out the most corrupt gangs of all time. Let them bark.

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  • 13 December 2013 14:35, by garang kerubino

    In Africa the watchdog normally did a job in the favor of the father that is why you always see the watchdog start crying too much when an external aggression is expected to please the father.that is what western countries use GCW for to give bad name to South Sudan, otherwise most of them are in the top list of the most corrupted countries in the world. a big fish in a small river think it is his

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    • 14 December 2013 10:31, by moto

      HAHAHAH---
      CORRUPTION,GREEDY, EMPTY TALK,TRIBALISM,NEPOTISM WILL NOT DIE OFF UNLESS WE AVOID TRIBAL LINE TO CHOOSE THOSE WHO ARE COMPETENCE NOT RELATIVES.ACCORDING TO MY UNDERSTANDING HERE IN SOUTH SUDAN WE HAVE RULERS NOT LEADERS,A LEADER IS A PERSON WITH FIRE IN HIS BELLY AND HUMANITY IN HIS HEART.EVEN THOSE WHO ARE MAKING NOISE ARE ALL THIEVES,WHAT KIND THE GOVERNMENT ARE THE GOING TO FORM?

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  • 15 December 2013 04:12, by Joseph Canada

    The corruption of south Sudan is brought by Ilitrate president and cloning to power dead beats Dinka and Nuer tribes. We need to divide the country to the Upper Nile and Greater Equatoria. Shame on the monkeys.

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