Top 10 Least Peaceful Countries in Africa 2017 – Global Peace Index




The 2017 Global Peace Index has placed South sudan as the least peaceful country in Africa followed by somalia.

Top 10 least peaceful countries in Africa 2017

Also among the countries not doing so well in terms of peace include the Giant of Africa, Nigeria – majorly because of the threat posed by the islamist terrorist group, Biko haram – mali, Egypt and mauritania.

The Cental African Republic although among the top 5, was tagged the county with the largest improvement in not only africa, but the world as the country continues to emerge from a wave of inter-communal violence. They are ranked number 4 in Africa, a significant improvement from last years.

Dangerous countries in africa
A man waves a machete in a protest against French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.  (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
Image source: thenation

South sudan is currently holding the number one position as the most dangerous country in Africa, folowed by somalia – both areas are currently plagued by political instability.

Top 10 Most Dangerous countries in Africa

Or should i say least peaceful countries in Africa.


Rank Country Overall score Global rank
10. Eritrea 2.505 136
9. Egypt 2.583 139
8. Mali 2.596 140
7. Burundi 2.641 141
6. Nigeria 2.849 149
5. DR congo 3.061 153
4. Central African Rep 3.213 155
4. Sudan 3.213 155
3. Libya 3.328 157
2. Somalia 3.387 158
1. South Sudan 3.524 160

See also: Top 10 most peaceful countries in Africa 2017 – Global Peaace Index

The Global Peace Index, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace ranks 163 countries covering 99.7% of the world’s population. The index looks at 23 indicators covering the level of safety and security in society, the degree of domestic or international conflict, and the level 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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