The African continent is among the most peaceful continents, if not the most peaceful. Here are the ten most peaceful countries in Africa.
These rankings of the ten most peaceful African countries were revealed by the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP).
Starting right from the tenth most peaceful African country, is Malawi. Malawi is located in the Eastern part of Africa. It is also ranked as the 73rd most peaceful country in the world. Recently, Malawi has been ranked the 59th most peaceful country in the world (overall rankings).
9. Equatorial Guinea
Among the world’s most peaceful countries, Equatorial Guinea is ranked 68th. Equatorial Guinea gained its independence in the year 1968.
Surprisingly, compared to other countries, Equatorial Guinea has had only two Presidents since it gained independence in 1968.
The current President of Equatorial Guinea has been ruling since 1979.
Namibia gained independence in 1990 from South Africa and ranked as the 8th most peaceful African country. In the world rankings, Namibia ranks 62nd.
Namibia is one of the democratic countries with free and fair elections.
Ranked as the 7th most peaceful African country, Tanzania ranks 58th in the world rankings. Tanzania is located in the Eastern part of Africa.
Over the years, Tanzania moved from a single-party system to a multiparty system. Tanzania still ranks among the ten most peaceful countries in Africa.
Senegal ranks as the 56th world’s most peaceful country and the 6th most peaceful country in Africa. The democratic system in Senegal is stable and makes the country peaceful.
In the world rankings of the most peaceful countries, Gambia ranks 53rd and is the 5th most peaceful African country according to the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP).
4. Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone ranks as the 46th most peaceful country in the world and sits at the 4th position in the rankings in Africa. The civil war that occurred in Sierra Leone took the lives of thousands.
Following the civil war, Sierra Leone has risen to be among the ten most peaceful countries in Africa.
Botswana is the 41st peaceful country in the world rankings and the 3rd peaceful country in Africa. Botswana demonstrates a multiparty system.
In West Africa, Ghana ranks as the number one most peaceful country but ranks as the 2nd most peaceful country in Africa. Ghana is known for its riches and minerals
According to the Institute of Economics and Peace’s (IEP) Global Peace Index, Mauritius is the 1st most peaceful country in Africa.