Worst Countries in Africa

The Top Ten

1 Somalia Somalia

Famine. Piracy. Hunger. War. Al-Shabaab. The reasons you do not want to be here.

I once didn't knew about this country and now I know that it's dangerous - ElSherlock

They have practically no government and human rights, whatsoever.

I don't agree somalia is the worst country in africa, I can say south africa is the worst because of raping ladies make me to say this and somalia just need goverment and stop taking corruption.

2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 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. - nonofyall


3 South Africa 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.


Rape. Shootings. Hi-jackings. The reasons you do not want to be here.

Worst Country in Africa.. I'd rather die of hunger or poor health care than seeing my wife being raped and watching them pour boiling water down my son's throat.. For a cellphone and a few Rand!

The sad thing is that I live here and your correct it is the worst country

4 Nigeria 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.

To be frank with you Nigeria is the must worst country in africa. They have everything all the natural resources to build the country. But happen they turn it to be a terrorist country.

Failed state. Could have been the Dubai of Africa with all its oil but ended up being the Bangladesh of Africa because of the selfishness and laziness of its people. At the end of the day you get what you deserve so no surprise.

I mean that Nigerian prince told me that there's plenty of gold there, so it can't be THAT bad.


5 Niger Niger Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River.

This country is HELLA gay

Data indicates it is Niger.

Its got a cool name

This place is terrible

6 Uganda Uganda

No this is good - ElSherlock

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

Never go here if you're a homo.

It's a beautiful place but a bit too much begging.

7 Burundi 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

My brither went to Burundi and came back with a disease and died a week after.

8 Eritrea 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 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.

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.

North Korea of Africa - ikerevievs

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

9 Mali Mali

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

Just don't go to Mali

10 Sudan Sudan

Sudan as so much problems with the usa. It is going to a civil war gas problems oil problems police are like they are in ww2 poor people die while the presedent is like kim jung un of africa no airlines even it had been so bad that any one should come back after 3 days poor money no clean water

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.

Sudan is one of the worst country in Africa because of the ruling party that divided the country into two country and also they practice racism against black African people in Sudan and engaging the war in their land.

Beautiful language and country. Had experience with kindness by them


The Contenders

11 South Sudan 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.

Makes regular Sudan look like paradise

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

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.

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

12 Chad Chad

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

Chad so pretty

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

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

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

No rule of law in this country, Human rights violation is high

Worse than hell and pure sheet hole. Stupid and retarded primitives, cunning, lazy and filthy baboons.

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.

Rhodesia was better

14 Central African Republic Central African Republic

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

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

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

15 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Beautiful Country!
Wonderful People!

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

Ebola, that's all I have to say

Just don't even go so not modern

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

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

Nice country, my girl justina is from there

Ah wakanda! A land of dreams!

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..

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

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

They Think They White

I am a white American my first time in Africa when to Ethiopia and I love it the people are very friendly And they have good energy really happy people changes my outlook In life and very safe

They should first learn how to speak. They speak like babies who are still learning a new language

Sh ooting? So you know no one have a gun in Ethiopia nobody shoot At school kid in Ethiopia like they do in the US we might be poor but we are happy and proud of our country

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

Libya is a great place with wonderful hardworking people.

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

Terrorism, slavery, etc.

19 Mozambique 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.

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20 Egypt 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.

Why on Earth is Egypt on this list? - ElSherlock

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!

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.

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

21 Swaziland Swaziland

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

My balls itch

SOMEONE TELL ME WHY SWAZILAND IS HERE. Swaziland is a great country!

Ding dong peepee haaaha

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22 Senegal 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

23 Mauritania Mauritania Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa.

They still have slavery, a lot of it

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

Not happy even though the flag suggests happiness.

Terrorism. Violence. AQIM. The reasons you do not want to be here.

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24 Guinea Guinea

This country has Ebola.

Nice people beautiful mountains. Bad governance

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

25 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

That's Not a Country, Get This Out Of Here, Sahara is Moroccan.

Not even a country

This should not be here. The nation is not bad. It merely is constantly under invasion. Thousands killed from this terror.

That s not even a contry

26 Algeria Algeria Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.

The government doesn't offer a good life for its citizen's and it suffers from corruption and Embezzlement of public funds and Rulers who refuse to step out they only care about their personal Interests instead of people who voted for them. I hope this would change so Algeria could offer A decent life for its people.

Awesome country. It obviously should be very far from the list.Issues: Population is HUGE in the capital which leads to a lot of traffic.
Rich country but it's people are poor because of the government..
Best future to you Algeria from a Zambian.

It is a cool country but is kind of crowded and the streets are busy. If only the land was better too for farming as there aren't much parks.

As the other one said... Rich but people are held back somehow from having good lives and enjoy that money...

27 Ghana Ghana Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

Very corrupt and dirty

HOW DID Ghana GOT HERE! Ghana is one of the best, richest, peaceful, beautiful country in Africa.

To be honest I have parents who are Ghanaians but they seem pretty dumb in Ghana

Ghana is an amazing country with lots of natural resources

28 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres.

EG is a probably one of the most ignored countries in Africa, but it is also one of the most extremely corrupt countries in the world. It is not far away from the DPRK in terms of it's lack of press freedoms. It has some very, very, very rich people in the government, but most people live in complete abject poverty, ruled by the son of one of Africa's most insane dictators in history. Like father like son.

29 Zambia Zambia The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.

Zambia has grown up, I lived and worked there for two years in the mid 70s and returned last year there for a holiday. So much to offer.

This is a beautiful place and very civilized people. Good infrastructure, too. Brilliant for tourists and investment. Peaceful people, kind people and natural resource rich country. One of the best countries to live in or to visit.

Zambia is one of the best countries to live in, visit, etc. Its very modern, beautiful tourist attractions, attractive to investors, peaceful loving people and very liberal. Great nation!

Zambia has hang gliding Victoria Falls and game reserves Zambia is one of the best places in Africa

30 Kenya Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

Its hell here they are taxing everything. if you are planning on coming here for your own crazy reasons please stay there, you will be taxed for even speaking

Why is Kenya on the list?
This is saddening.

If you think Kenya's bad. Shut the fudge up what do you know. have you been there? Get Kenya off the list or I'll take you of the list. Better watch out. fudge you and your family. sick people take Kenya off the list

Look, if any of you wants to explain more, they should message me right in the face! Man-to-man, sorry teen. - DontMessWithDaddylonglegs

31 Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo is the 64th biggest country in Africa. It was founded in August 15, 1960 after being occupied by France for 80 years. It's capital city, largest city and most populous city is Brazzaville. Some other cities include Pointe-Noire, Dolisie and Nkayi. Since Republic of the Congo was ...read more.

I heart this country also has civil war. Why African people like to conflict in domestic so much

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

Dangerous place, don't visit unless you have protection

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

The most unhealthiest county in the world.

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

33 Angola Angola

I Think That is Should Be Number 22

Angola is pretty good - CerealGuy

34 Djibouti Djibouti


Everything about Djibouti is beautiful love my brothers and sisters from Somaliland


Ja Booty

35 Tanzania Tanzania Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania or simply U.R.T, is a large country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

Too many Ladwa's

fake news

The country is pretty bad, but at least the people make good slaves

Its okay but there are too many Africans who think they are hard

36 Morocco Morocco

This beautiful country deserves its credit of street and beach football culture, passionate for things they love and everyone is good at one thing at the very least, usually something they're passionate about

This dumb list put this Beautiful country here for some reasons there are few silly reasons to hate this country and positives In this country Is x8 bigger than the negatives - ougnou

Why is this beautiful country the worst its the best it is so bright smart
And loves its soccer its the best my people

I'm happy singh but I'm never happy. I love maroc its always sunny. I go there every year with my partner sunny singh. Night life is very good but be careful last time I accidently bump lady boy I was thinking its girl

37 Benin Benin

A hole between Togo and Nigeria.

Voodoo cult guys come out at night and kill you

That is not a true comment People from all the way from Ghana travel here to trade goods, this is one of Africa's more stable country. It's lijke South Africa wihout the unemployment rate


38 Botswana Botswana

This is such disrespect. I am a motswana and botswana is not a bad country. It is full of peace. These people are full of hatred and disrespect.

This deserves to be on the top 10 worst countries in Africa. The community is ignorant and arrogant. The rich are selfish and the poor are bitter and both parties will show their worst most of the time. Let's not forget to mention that foreigners are among the most disliked people in this nation.

But think there is a lot of problems in Botswana.. Even the government know about that.. What you see is better and what you didn't see.. All African is bad place to live.

Its one of the best African countries to leave in, They believe in peace and harmony like the Namibians.

Botswana and Namibia are the most peaceful countries in Africa so I don't know why Botswana is on this list

39 Gabon Gabon

Poor country bad very not goood black man ate mr cuddles

40 Cameroon Cameroon

Corruption is the only problem for young scholar. Beside that, this country have a lot secret to be discover again. God gave them everything that exist in this world.

The best country but too much corruption & internet scammers... Beware of scammers... Apart from it everything is good... The most peaceful place... Very interesting people
I like the response of public

Cameroon at times is refered to as one of the most peaceful countries in the world. I wander the kind of peace where only some people are selected based on connections or good fathers to role and make decision for they country.
Nothing is good about cameroon. Politics and development in Cameroon has an inverse relationship.

41 Seychelles Seychelles Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean.

What? I love the Seychelles!

42 Gambia Gambia Gambia, established in February 18, 1965, is located in western part of Africa. The capital of Gambia is called Banjul, the other major city are Serekunda, Brikama and Bakau which are the three biggest cities in Gambia. ...read more.


43 Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa.

Overall, it is a Peaceful country to live in, 70% of it is covered in mountains and the 2 million people make use of the 30%. Country is completely landlocked by South Africa but still manages to be independent. Life in this country is amazing

One of the ldcs

44 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire, officially named the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a country located in West Africa.

Ivory coast is one of the best countries in Africa. Rich culture, capable of feeding its own people. Only problem is France interfering in the internal affairs of Ivory Coast have created lot of instability.

It's not that to bad

Ivory coast has a beautiful name, culture and land. It's a good country.💟

45 Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa.

Lion gets hit by tranquilizer dart, hallucinates

I like to move it move it

Such a great film. Great for getting my daughters and my husband together in one room, instead of him going down in the basement and drinking beer. I must confess that the movie is especially amazing if you drink a little wine, am I right ladies?

Madagascar is famous for it's lemurs it is a great vacation

46 Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.


This country is the worst in Africa, people there are very stupid, when a tourist walks on the way they will always insult him. There are no rights in this country. If you ever wished to visit this place then you are in a wrong place.

Rwanda a good place

Worst country I have ever been to

47 Togo Togo Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
48 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Failed state. - CoolKidsClub

This place is cool

49 Cabo Verde
50 Namibia Namibia Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
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