Safest countries in Africa
Africa is a tremendous place to visit. It has versatile landscapes. And we all know that Africa is home of wild animals. So travelling to Africa can be a challenging. That’s why we have compiled a list of African countries according to their peacefulness. Keep in mind we are not sharing the personal experiences. We are listing down this list by keeping in mind the GPI metrics.
What is Global Peace Index?
Global Peace Index commonly known as GPI. It is the measurement of the peacefulness of a nation, region, territory or a country. It is annually produced by Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP). GPI is calculated by almost 23 different key factors (Qualitative and Quantitative) from highly respected and authentic resources throughout the globe. GPI is very much authentic measurement to understand the peacefulness and safety of a country.
Total Countries in Africa
There are total 56 states/countries in the continent of Africa. Out of which 54 countries have recognized status and 2 of them have disputed status.
Main Physical Regions
According to National Geographic African continent is divided into eight major regions which are as follows:
- The Sahara
- The Sahel
- The Ethiopian Highlands
- The Savanna
- The Swahili
- The Rain Forests
- The African Great Lakes
- Southern Africa
African continent is surrounded by Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
List of safest countries in Africa by UNO’s Global Peace Index 2019 Rankings
GPI is the measurement of peace in a country, region or nation. We have compiled a list of African countries according to GPI 2019. The Lower GPI is the safest that region or country is.
|6. Sierra Leone||52||2019|
|13. Equatorial Guinea||70||2019|
|23. Burkina Faso||104||2019|
|25. Cote d’Ivoire||107||2019|
|29. Guinea Bissau||112||2019|
|34. South Africa||127||2019|
|46. Central African Republic||157||2019|
|47. South Sudan||162||2019|
|49. Cape Verde||—-||2019|
|54. São Tomé and Príncipe||—-||2019|
|55. Western Sahara||—-||2019|