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Afghanistan slips in corruption index

world Updated: Nov 18, 2009 00:45 IST

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Afghanistan has slipped three places to become the world’s second most-corrupt country despite billions in aid meant to bolster the government against a rising insurgency, according to an annual survey of perceived levels of corruption.

Only lawless Somalia, whose weak UN-backed government controls just a few blocks of the capital, was perceived as more corrupt than Afghanistan in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.

Singapore, Denmark and New Zealand were seen as the least corrupt countries.