Nigeria is Fifth Least Peaceful Country in Africa – Global Peace Index

Every year the Global Peace Index ranks the world’s countries from the most to least peaceful. On the African continent this year, Nigeria is fifth least peaceful while Ghana is the fifth most peaceful.

Below are the standings of the top five countries on either sides of the divide – that is, five most peaceful and five least peaceful:

Most Peaceful Countries:
1. Mauritius
2. Botswana
3. Mozambique
4. Namibia
5. Ghana

Least Peaceful Countries:
1. Somalia
2. Sudan
3. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
4. Central African Republic (CAR)
5. Nigeria

And so one wonders, when/how did we get here? Of course, besides the activities of the Boko Haram sect in the country, corruption – especially as related to the country’s oil reserves – has been linked to the numerous crises bedeviling the country. So also is the widespread poverty which, surprisingly, includes those in oil-rich areas.

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