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 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.

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.

Somalia, South Sudan, CAR and DRC are the Pest countries of Africa... "I'm sure theát inspite of the continent's poverty and so forth there are also positively beautiful areas out there but this 4 countries I mention have nothing good. The Top 4 should be like this: 1-South Sudan, 2-CAR, 3-Somalia and 4-DRC.

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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

Okay, I don't want to die, so, I wont go there. Simple

Well like they shoot up all these people, and rape women, children, and even men. So like the DRC needs to chill...be more like Kenya

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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!

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.

My country is by far the best in Africa...I am a proudly sowetan

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4 Nigeria Nigeria

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.

Nigeria have lots of gangs this is happening all the time gangs kidnapping children.

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!

Widespread corruption

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

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

Seriously what is up with the name

Why with the name

One of the least devolved countries - ikerevievs

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6 Uganda Uganda

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.

Its one kind of a sh! thole

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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

Poopoopeepee I hate ccokie

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

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

A peaceful place. I'm from Eritrea

Because it sucks

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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 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.

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.. - B767

This is a terrible country

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The Contenders

11 Chad Chad

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

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

Chad is fine

12 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.

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

Why is this place have ever been existed if it can never been good but triple the worst as HELL! 😬

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13 Zimbabwe 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.

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

There not even a fact why people are saying its bad, zim is a nice place

Pretty bad because of the anti economy government.

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14 Central African Republic Central African Republic

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

Just don't even go so not modern

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

Ebola, that's all I have to say

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

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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.

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.

Worst country by far!

Because they nom on the humans flesh

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

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

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.

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

Well I have bee there and I see people fighting and poor kids like me younger then me get whip in the legs o arms and do not sleep in a googd bed

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

I wish I could help out all those people

Terrorism, slavery, etc.

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

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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.

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

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

This country is more dangerous all the Mozambique leader's are corrupt the police the soldier
The only thing there do is stiling for its people, I'm was born there and I can tell I don't even think to go back and stay there. This is not a country to leave in
As a vampire country
The only buying guns for war

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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.

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

Egypt is full arrogant people and their government is discussing

Egypt is a digiusting place. everyone there is always angry

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