While Ghana has been ranked as the most peaceful country in West Africa and the second on the continent, several of its neighbors have also experienced some movement in their ranks.
According to the 2021 report of the Global Peace Index of the Institute for the Economy and Peace (IEP), published this week, Togo is the 115th most peaceful country in the world. This is a significant deterioration from the previous year’s position which was 111th.
Iceland has maintained its position since 2008, as the most peaceful nation in the world. Afghanistan is ranked last in the world. While South Sudan (160th) also remains last in Africa.
Ghana moves from 40th in the world in 2020 to 38th in the past year. The Republic of Benin, which had the same point with Côte d’Ivoire in the previous ranking (105th) also climbed to 96th in 2021.
According to the report, the most peaceful country in Africa is Mauritius. It’s 27th in the world, followed by Ghana, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Senegal.
Nigeria is ranked 146 globally. It’s behind many African countries including Uganda, Togo, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Cameroon and others.
This is the 15th edition of the Global Peace Index. It ranks 163 countries according to their level of peace.
The report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to date on trends in peace, its economic value and how to develop peaceful societies.