Top 20 Most Dangerous Countries in Africa 2019 – Peace Report

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South Sudan is the world’s 3rd least peaceful country in the world and least peaceful country in the Africa, according to the 2019 edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI).

Top 20 Most Dangerous Countries in Africa, Peace Report 2019

The report, released on Wednesday, “measures the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation.

“The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources.”

Results in sub-Saharan Africa were mixed last year across both indicators and countries. Twenty-seven of the region’s 44 countries deteriorated in peacefulness, leading to a weakening of all three domains of the GPI, while 12 of the region’s 23 indicators improved and eight deteriorated.

The region’s five largest country improvements were recorded in Rwanda, The Gambia, Djibouti, Eswatini and Somalia. An improvement in internal conflicts fought boosted Somalia by one place in the 2019 GPI to rank 158, lifting it out of the five least peaceful countries in the world.

The five worst deteriorations occurred in Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Togo, Sierra Leone and Namibia.

According to the report, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), these are the least peaceful countries in Africa 2019.

Kenya

Africa Rank: 20
World Rank: 119
Overage Score: 2.300

Rep of the Congo

Africa Rank: 19
World Rank: 121
Overage Score: 2.323

Mauritania

Africa Rank: 18
World Rank: 122
Overage Score: 2.333

Niger

Africa Rank: 17
World Rank: 126
Overage Score: 2.394

Top 20 Most Dangerous Countries in Africa, Peace Report 2019

South Africa

Africa Rank: 16
World Rank: 127
Overage Score: 2.399

Ethiopia

Africa Rank: 15
World Rank: 131
Overage Score: 2.434

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Zimbabwe

Africa Rank: 14
World Rank: 132
Overage Score: 2.463

Eritrea

Africa Rank: 13
World Rank: 133
Overage Score: 2.504

Burundi

Africa Rank: 12
World Rank: 135
Overage Score: 2.520

Egypt

Africa Rank: 11
World Rank: 136
Overage Score: 2.521

Chad

Africa Rank: 10
World Rank: 137
Overage Score: 2.522

Cameroon

Africa Rank: 9
World Rank: 138
Overage Score: 2.538

Mali

Africa Rank: 8
World Rank: 145
Overage Score: 2.710

Nigeria

Africa Rank: 7
World Rank: 148
Overage Score: 2.898

Sudan

Africa Rank: 6
World Rank: 151
Overage Score: 2.995

Dem. Rep of the Congo

Africa Rank: 5
World Rank: 155
Overage Score: 3.218

Libya

Africa Rank: 4
World Rank: 156
Overage Score: 3.285

Central African Rep

Africa Rank: 3
World Rank: 157
Overage Score: 3.296

Somalia

Africa Rank: 2
World Rank: 158
Overage Score: 3.300

South Sudan

Africa Rank: 1
World Rank: 161
Overage Score: 3.526

Global Peace Index 2019

This is the thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.

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Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to date on peace, its economic value, trends, and how to develop peaceful societies.

The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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