Even though we all like to complain about how untrustworthy politicians are, not many of them are directly responsible for the suffering of millions of our own countrymen. Unlike the public figures in our countries that we all love to hate, the corrupt individuals we are about to talk about have managed to run their nations into the grown by perpetuating a culture of corruption and duplicity beyond any reasonable point.
Based on index polls and surveys from more than 20 independent institutions, we found out what are the world’s most corrupt countries and just how bad things are for the people inhabiting them because of the tremendous levels of corruption that plague them. Without further ado, here are the ten most corrupt countries in the world today.
Although it is one of the smallest countries in continental Africa, Equatorial Guinea is without a doubt one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Among other things, its politicians are often caught smuggling drugs and being involved in all forms of organized crime. Needless to say, bribery is also quite common in all levels of society, but then again, what could you expect from a country governed by a self-proclaimed president for life?