At first thought, so many people around the world believe Africa is a continent of crime and bloodshed due to the civil unrest ongoing in some regions of the continent. The latest being the Xenophobic attack in South Africa. However, a vast majority of Africans countries are very peaceful.
The list of the most peaceful countries in the world in 2019 has been released by the Global Peace Index. The Global Peace Index covers 99.7% of the world’s population. Using qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in a country using;
- The level of safety and security,
- The extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict
- The degree of militarization.
Top 10 most peaceful countries in Africa in 2019
Liberia is suited in the western part of Africa with a population of about 5 million people. Libera current president George Weah was one time declared the best footballer in the world. Liberia comes on the 10th position on the list of the most peaceful countries in Africa and at the global level, it comes at the 60th position.
Senegal is a unique country with many languages, 36 to be exact. Named after the Senegal River, Senegal got her independence in 1960. The official language in Senegal is French. Senegal is the 9th most peaceful country in Africa and comes at the 58th position in the world.
Madagascar is the fourth largest highland in the world with a population of about 25 million people. Madagascar is located off the coast of Africa and it’s famous for its tourist attraction. Madagascar is ranked the 8th most peaceful country in Africa and takes the 55th position in the world.
Tanzania is the only East-African country in the top 10 most peaceful countries in Africa. Tanzania is a one-party dominant country. Tanzania is famous for its wildlife having a total of 16 national parks. Tanzania is the 54th most peaceful country in the world and 7th in Africa.
Sierra-leone is a country in West Africa. She got her independence in 1961 and fell into a civil war from 1991-2002. Despite the Ebola outbreak which claimed over 3000 lives in Sierra-Leone, Sierra-Leone is still the 6th most peaceful country in Africa and takes the 52nd position at the Global level
Zambia is the home of the famous Zambezi River. Zambia is located in the southern part of Africa with a population of about 15 million people. In 2010, the World Bank named Zambia one of the fastest economically reformed countries in Africa. Zambia is the 48th most peaceful country in the world and takes the 5th position in Africa
Ghana is a vibrant country located in the western part of Africa with a population of about 28 million people. Ghana is one of the fast-rising countries in Africa and at the global level, she is ranked the 44th most peaceful country in the world.
Malawi is a country in the south-Eastern part of Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. Malawi is also nicknamed the warm heart of Africa. Malawi is a democratic country currently under the leadership of Peter Mutharika, Malawi is the 3rd most peaceful country in Africa and the 40th in the world.
Botswana is a country in Southern Africa with beautiful landmarks like the Kalahari desert and breath-taking mountains. In 2013, Postive Peace Index Ranked Botswana the best-governed country in Africa. In 1960, Botswana was one of the poorest nations in the world but presently it has one of the highest GDP in Africa. Botswana is ranked the 2nd most peaceful country in Africa and 30th in the world.
Mauritius is the most peaceful nation in Africa. A position she has been holding for three-years in a row. Mauritius has positioned itself as a trusted nation in terms of estate planning and wealth management. Mauritius is famous for her beaches, lagoons and excellent tourist reserve.
The people of Mauritius are multi-ethnic,multi-cultural and ever-smiling. Mauritius is highly ranked by many experts for democracy, economic and political freedom. Elections are held once every 5 years in Mauritius. Mauritius is the most peaceful country in Africa and 24th in the world.