Top 5 Most Corrupt Countries. These 5 countries are the most corrupt in the world. Corruption is practiced on an every day basis and stretches its roots throughout these societies.
In an ideal world, oil booms jumpstart economies and hard working citizens benefit. With the completion of Chad’s new heavy-duty $4 billion pipeline in 2003, which connects its oilfields to the Atlantic coast for export worldwide, oil has taken over as the country’s biggest industry. But the Chadian state, considered failed by many, remains too fractured to funnel those resources without more than a little leakage along the way.
It’s said Yemen loses $10 billion a year through corrupt networks. The plain normalcy of corruption in all tiers of government undoubtedly remains one of Yemen’s biggest obstacles to not only economic development, but combating human rights abuses like extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrest and torture by government forces. Because money speaks so loudly here, real prospects for accountability and reform are simply bought right off the table.
A non-public official “influencing” a public official isn’t a criminal offense in Uzbekistan. Politicians, and even government positions themselves, are essentially for sale to the highest bidder. If somehow a corruption case does become a legal issue, it will almost certainly get thrown out by equally corrupt courts, or courts that don’t have the time, money or manpower to properly prosecute them.
While the country certainly fared no better under Saddam Hussein. Huge chunks of Iraq’s oil revenues in U.S. care are improperly managed and even bigger chunks go totally unaccounted for. In the first four years of the Iraq War corruption lifted as much as 300,000 barrels a day from Iraq's biggest industry. The objective of the War was said to be change and reform, but where the oil pipelines remain solid and reliable, the revenue channels continue leaking.
Sudanese president Al-Bashir, who allegedly has $9 billion of his country’s money stashed in London bank accounts, established Sudan’s first anti-corruption agency in 2012. A transparency ploy but nothing more. The agency has yet to prosecute anyone! In fact, Sudan continues arresting and torturing anyone willing to make corruption allegations they can't "prove". Bashir has the honor of being the first ever president in office that the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for…