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Most peaceful African countries in 2023



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:

1. Mauritius

Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa.

2. Botswana

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.

4. Ghana

5. Senegal

6. Madagascar

7. Namibia

8. The Gambia

9. Zambia

10. Liberia

11. Malawi

12. Tunisia

13. Equatorial Guinea

14. Angola

15. Morocco


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