Peace is a state of mutual harmony between people or groups. According to the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), there are two common conceptions of peace — Negative Peace, or actual peace, and Positive Peace.
Negative Peace is the absence of violence or fear of violence — an intuitive definition that many agree with.
Measures of Negative Peace are the foundation of the Global Peace Index.
However, while the Global Peace Index tells how peaceful a country is, it doesn’t showcase what or where should be invested to strengthen or maintain levels of peace.
Therefore, the need for Positive Peace. It is derived from the data contained within the Global Peace Index. Positive Peace provides a framework to understand and address the many complex challenges the world faces.
The 17th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness ranks Mauritius as the most peaceful country in Africa
The GPI which covers 163 countries comprising 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of
Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation.
Below are the top 15 Most Peaceful Countries in Africa:
Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa.
Botswana, landlocked country in the centre of Southern Africa.
3. Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula.
8. The Gambia
13. Equatorial Guinea
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