Tanzania remains the second least corrupt country in East Africa, but its score on a global corruption index has improved only slightly over last year.
The 2016 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index gives Tanzania a score of 32; placing it in 116th place out of 176 countries in the report.
In 2015, Tanzania scored 30 and came in 117th place.
“Some […] African countries have failed to improve their scores on the index. These include South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya,” says the report.
The report says leaders who take office on an ‘anti-corruption ticket’ need to ‘implement their commitments to the principles of governance, democracy and human rights.’
Rwanda ranked 50th globally coming in as the least corrupt country in East Africa.
Elsewhere in East Africa, Kenya ranked 145th, Uganda 151st, Burundi 159th and South Sudan 175th out of a possible 176.
“The global average score is a paltry 43, indicating endemic corruption in a country’s public sector.”