Worst Countries in Africa

The Top Ten
1 Somalia Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The country is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland. Its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. Hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. Somalia has an estimated population of around 15 million, of which over 2 million live in the capital and largest city Mogadishu, and has been described as Africa's most culturally homogeneous country. Around 85% of its residents are ethnic ...read more.

Somalia isn't the worst country in afriac neither the best,
Somalia needs government to guide, nothing else, back in 1980 Somalia was one of the best countries in the Africa and important country in the world, it was a place of economy and trades, I can say It was better than S.Africa because, that time S.aficans were under colony and Somalia gain independence almost 40 years b4 s.Africa

So I can't agree Somalia is the worst country in Africa forgetting South Africans that are burning somali because somali people are better than other countries in terms of trade

Is there a single good country in Africa? No disrespect to people living here, my heart is bleeding when I read about their misery. No one should be treated like that. Women rights, freedom of religion, education? I won't even start on that. 95% of women in Somalia have suffered female genital mutilation. This place is hell on Earth.

Only the southern part of Somalia is in war but the northern part is peaceful so I don't get why Somalia is ranked 1st? What about Ethiopia killing Muslim like a million of Ethiopian are living in northern Somalia because of how poor Ethiopia really is! What about ereetrira people migrating to Europe because of the proxy goverment. Leave Somalia aloneee! A lot of African countries haves a lot problems!

I find this a bit funny. How is Somalia the worst country when the country is restoring and rising from the ashes. Some of these African countries that are labelled as the "worst country" has stayed in its same position for decades while Somalia is changing everyday. Check this website out

2 Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

Always at conflict with (regular) congo, zaire picked the worst place to pick their capital. Kinshasa may be the worst city in the world. A stones throw away from the much better but still bad (regular) congo, it was wrongly placed in the far southwestern side of the country. All of the gold mines are run by warlords, not the country. Children are forced to go to war over the mines. Other children are forced to mine the gold. I don't know why Zaire isn't up at the top of the list.

Rape, shootings, hijackings, mutilations, genocides, group rapes, gender mutilations, point blank shooting and more.

Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst country in the world because it is the poorest country in the world.

Get it a better government, it doesn't even have a government anymore but a bunch of warlords. Just don't go there

3 South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana ...read more.

This place is evil, that's all I can say. There is no civil war but its more dangerous than countries at war. The people are full of hatred, they even hate each other. don't get me wrong, it has beautiful cities and tourist attractions. However, the negatives are way too much. People hate you for speaking good English. The black people hate other black people from outside and they hate white people too. The White hate the black. Their is serious crime like you have never known. don't even attempt to do to JHB CDB, they just don't rob and leave you alone, they stub, shoot you you for nothing.

Cape Town rocks... like any other country there are good and bad places to go. I love my home and it can't be racists the government is black empowered and they supply homes for the underprivileged, We have good and bad situations as each country does. Be wise don't criticize.

South Africa is one of the most touristy attractions in Africa this should be closer to the end of the list only for it's unsafe places in areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg. As long as you have a guide South Africa will be a beautiful vacation

Most of you suck. I live in south Africa and it is a great country. For all the uninformed idiots, no we don't all have AIDS and Ebola. South Africa is pretty much like America but with more diversity. And the good here is great.

4 Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna, and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall ...read more.

Nigeria is not one of the worst countries on Africa. People need to stop and think. Worse things happen in the United States everyday. Just because some people do bad things, does not mean it's a horrible country. It's a beautiful country. Africa is a better place than the United States. At least people respect others and don't look down on others there. Americans better stop looking at just the bad things before they judge anywhere, period. Not just Africa.

Can you imagine that a person said Nigeria is not good Nigeria is good let me ask this question if Chinese people did not patronize Chinese restaurants how could it be rampaged all over the world do not be surprised the person that made comment 2is from Nigeria if you say Nigeria is a bad country to live in its your bloody business I have said my own oo!

Nigeria is too over rated and it's full of hate, shooting and war! They need to learn that putting tyres and burning people to death from their neck is not what life is about! Nigeria is not bout that life and they think they are the most famous country in Africa, yeah maybe they are but for all the WRONG reasons.

Nigerians and their government are the problems that its one of the worst countries,I think they need good education, clean environment, more healthy hospitals,good malls and shopping malls, and they need a good government umm... Honestly I just love Nigeria for some better reasons like their food,they are so religious and stuff.

5 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.

Its true. It was better when Ian Smith led. The people had a better standard of life, all the people. Now it has the most racist gang for a Government. Now its Mad Max with lots of people.

Zimbabwe should only make it to number six for harare and it's other cities although it has the famous Victoria Falls you should really see them on the Zambia side

It is so awesome. They have fresh mud huts with the fresh ass air conditioners. Yee that's right my dude, air freshners. Not that you'd need one. It smells like awesome anyways.

Zimbabwe is avery good country and I don't know what parameters you are using to classify, this is totaly biased
Zimbabwe is beautiful

6 Niger Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is a unitary state bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. It covers a land ...read more.

Nigeria has always been in the news for wrong reaosns and with the growth of terrosirm there it can be said to be the worst country of africa.

West African Crap Box.
Desertification. Poor Country. Violence. Hi-jackings. Poverty. The reasons you do not want to be here.

To those wondering about the name, the primary language in this country is French and it would be pronounced Nee-jer in Englsh.

What place is this and I think Sierra Leone is the worst or Liberia

7 Sudan Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It shares borders with the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, Egypt to the north, Eritrea to the northeast, Ethiopia to the southeast, Libya to the northwest, South Sudan to the south and the Red ...read more.

Sudan is number one worst in Africa and the world because the war are boiling in every side of country and people are kill each other daily then the government steal the resources every top of hour, in term of economic Sudan is zero and no political stability no security no government no humanity.

It's a dream come true to live in Sudan. My mum and her sisters and brothers had their childhood there and I did for a while but then we went to Australia. It's great that thing there is at least a country that does not have war at this point and full of perfect Muslims! That's what I am!

Do not confuse with South Sudan. Sudan also known as Islamic Republic of Sudan has exterminated many people of South Sudan and some other countries. The president Omar al-bashir is the first president to be indicted by the International Criminal Court for mass killing,pillage etc..

People in Sudan who convert from Muslim to another religion will be sentenced to death. But is legal to convert from another to Muslim.
If you make a single insult towards Islam, you will be punished by court. So if you are visiting (if safe) you have to be nice to Muslims.
Me... I'm not gonna bother

8 Uganda

Uganda is a very beautiful country. Rich with culture and its people are warm, well coming and vibrant. I am sorry to tell you but u have the wrong information..there is no such thing as 'child soldiers' in this country.70% of its population are literate so you wont need an interpreter during your visit. Finally it is known as the Vegas of East Africa...it's the place to go anytime!.. enjoy your stay in Uganda,the pearl of Africa!

The Book of Mormon? This is s irrelevant and offensive. Uganda is known for the political and civil unrest it is having constantly. One due to the fact that it literally has over 100,000 child soldiers in the country. That KONY 2012 movement was based off of this country. So this place is basically "HELL" on earth.

It's not a nice smelling country the people there do not Bath the water is dirty when you ask for a cup of water the water has bits in it and they are so much beggs on the roads if that's what you call them in Uganda because their was barley paved roads it was just sand and rock

Uganda is the safest country in Africa. The people are nice. Uganda is gifted by nature, there is a lot to see in Uganda...

9 Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.

Eritrea has only been in one war and there has never been a hi-jacking. That one war was to make it a real country.

Eritrea is one of the most peaceful places in Africa. There is absolutely no crime, and the war helped define Eritrea. Its colonization by Italy couldn't even hold Eritrea down in the past.

I'm so happy the broke from Ethiopia's grasp!

North Korea of Africa

10 Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

Libya is a failed state and should be much higher on the list. ISIS is running wild and gangs rule local districts.

Libya sucks and it is in war and there idiots because they bombed there only 2 airports

ISIS, civil war, not recovering from a civil war, yep, definitely worst in Africa

Libya needs more years for it to be better now people are fixing Libya so INSHALLAH Libya will be good

The Contenders
11 Mali Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of over 1,240,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi). The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital and largest city is Bamako. The sovereign state of Mali consists of 8 regions and its borders on the north reach deeper into the middle of the Sahara Desert. The southern part in the Sudanian savanna is where the majority of inhabitants live and the Niger and Senegal rivers pass through. The economy centres on agriculture and mining. The country is the third largest producer of gold on ...read more.

Don't forget to buy your kidnapping and ransom insurance before visiting this must see pike of...

Just don't go to Mali

12 South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city. It is bordered to the east by Ethiopia, to the north by Sudan, to the west by the Central ...read more.

Nothing nice from this country. Its like we were transferred from one corner of the hell to another corner. the same old stories of north Sudan against Southerners...No surprise some of us born in 80s still do not have seen real peace. This Country should have been ranked 1st not Somalia.

It's been a country since 2011, and there's already a civil war, poverty, and terrorists. Wraps up the country in 1 sentence.

Country ruled by crazy mad and selfish people,what a shame! Just an infant who has failed to walk on its own,needing support...huh!

War with Sudan... terrorists... everything about the country is bad

13 Burundi Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. In Burundi they speak Kirundi, French and Swahili. The capital ...read more.

It's so damn awful.

I when to Burundi and got Malaria in one day, the worst country ever

Burundi is so small and poor great place for a terrorist and plenty of diseases

The albania of africa

14 Chad Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in northern Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west. It has a population of 16 million, of which 1.6 million live in the capital and largest city N'djamena.

It's one of the least developed country but their solidarity and their generosity couldn't be discribed by few words.

Chad is one of the least developed countries in the world, it should be in the top 10.

Chad stole the original flag of a much older European nation named Rumania! Same colours!

Why would anyone name a country after a person's nam like that's just so stup id

15 Central African Republic The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the DR Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest, and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi). As of 2018, it had an estimated population of around 4.7 million. As of 2021, the CAR is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012

Suffered a terrible coup during the 1960s and 70s which destabled the country massively
50% of the country is completely illiterate
Has the potential to be very rich due to the heavy presence of diamonds, but abysmal management, corruption being massive and very weak government regulations, the proceeds of very limited and the vast majority slump back into poverty
Nearly everyone relies on agriculture and substance agriculture, but the nutrient poor tropical soil and unpredictable weather means it is very unreliable
Plus very bad sectarian violence, and general poverty all over, people starving and poor healthcare, couldn't live there

This country's flag looks like some little toddler painted on it

Most poorly educated country in the world. Over half of the poplulation can't read or write

16 Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

For me Ethiopia is one of the top in abusing human rights and the first in killing students. The country is slowly turned to hell, uneducated Tigre solders and narrow minded Tigray rulers turned the country to hell on earth. The country suffers the past 45 years, From communism to narrow minded dictators. Sorry ETHIOPIA.

Unlike the people who said bad things about Ethiopia you guys are so wrong. Ethiopia is the most awesome, wonderful, and the best country I have ever seen before even more than united state. They fought a war alone verses Italy and they won. So the people who are talking about wrong stuff stop doing that you don't know so stop talking.

My parents are from ethiopia and it's not bad. It's actually really pretty and it's an amazing place to visit. Amazing food also. The only thing I'd argue is the political rights. But they have a new minister that is helping the country a lot. It is a good country and should be in like the 30s

I strongly believe Ethiopia is the worst country in Africa about the human right. Ethiopia government was arrested thousands of people last couple of years also arrested a lot of journalists'. people of Ethiopia cannot express their views.

17 Sierra Leone

People think sierraleone is a bad country but it is a wonderful country it is a really nice place to live in and their food are vert tasty and other people have their issues but they would welcome you with a kind heart

No hate or anything but this country has been riddled with disease for the past few years so definitely not somewhere I don't want to go

Sierra Leone might be the most peaceful country to live but d most difficult country to live because of lack of good Governance

Sierra Leone is the most wonderful place to be,
The people of Sierra Leone are wonderful the beach is beautiful there food is very good

18 Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northeast separates Egypt from Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt, while Alexandria, the second-largest city, is an important industrial and tourist hub at the Mediterranean coast. At approximately 100 million inhabitants, Egypt is the 14th-most populated country in ...read more.

Its not the worst country or the best country in Africa, but people still go there for the amazing Egyptian History. Yes, the country's government is corrupt and horrible, but there is a change coming around for Egypt, one that will attract more tourists.

No they are rely nice only white stupid people I am Chinese and I think that white people should be band friendly m living there

Cause of the military leadership in the country and the Human rights violations

Excuse me?!?! This is a Beautiful place and so many stuff to explore! I love this country! Just because it seems bad doesn’t mean it is! Whoever put this is crazy!

19 Swaziland Eswatini, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini and formerly named Swaziland (officially renamed in 2018), is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west, south, and southeast. At no more than 200 kilometres (120 mi) north to ...read more.

What is it doing in the middle of another country? The hell man, Zuma what up? #SBCgoodman

My balls itch

20 Mozambique Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

Disease. Hunger. Violence. Poverty. War. No Infrastructure. The reasons you do not want to be here.

I mean they have a gun on their flag, that's really says everything

My friend got shot... they need better gun control

The worst country in the world, no humans rights, to much poverty and hunger.
The goverment don't care about the people, they steal a lot of many, they don't invest in infrastructure as hospitals,schools food production they always wait external help.All mineral resources are owned by people in goverment, the people don't have 1 peny of it.

21 Malawi Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.

Malawi is one of the top 10 safest in africa, with wonderful people and breathtaking atmosphere. This country should not be here.

Lovely country and people but cleptomanyia is rife and very unreliable power supply are the major draw backs

Dangerous place, don't visit unless you have protection

The most unhealthiest county in the world.

22 Liberia Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means "Land of the Free" in Latin.

Always on the verge of civil war..corruption from top to bottom..roughly 70 percent of female population victims of sexual assault..cannibalism prevalent, etc..

The government is our problem our sweet and beautiful land.

Was held by the army and had to promise I would come back with money to bribe my way out.

Worst country by far!

23 Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest . ...read more.

Very bad country and bad people they think they are not African the say they are French

Really bad country

24 Mauritania Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest. Mauritania is the eleventh largest country in Africa, and 90 percent of its territory is situated in the Sahara. Most of its population of 4.4 million lives in the temperate south of the country, with roughly one third concentrated in the capital and largest city, Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

Why would Mauritania be on here? I know it has terrorists, But it is the best country in Africa to me.

This country is exactly what the United States would be if they never abolished slavery.

Not happy even though the flag suggests happiness.

A racist state where arabs are on top and black people are enslaved

25 Guinea

Nice people beautiful mountains. Bad governance

Would be much higher on the list...but no one bothers to go there to experience it.

This country has Ebola.

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