Island nation, Mauritius is leading the pack on the global ranking of Africa’s most peaceful countries, with Ghana sitting closely at second place.
The 2021 Global Peace Index report by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) ranked Mauritius as the most peaceful nation in Africa.
One hundred and sixty-three independent states and territories were ranked by the index with Mauritius ranking 28th, Ghana 38th, and Botswana 41st in the world.
Nigeria ranked 146th behind Togo, Uganda, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, and Cameroon.
Meanwhile, Iceland continues to be the most peaceful country in the world with Afghanistan being the least peaceful country in the world for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq.