Saturday, 18 June 2016

GPI 2016 Ranking Says Syria Most Dangerous While Nigeria Is Ranked 15th Most Dangerous Country in The World

The Global Peace Index (GPI) has released a report on global ranking of countries according to its yardstick of measuring danger.

Some African countries are among the most affected by war, terrorism and political instability.

Whereas Syria is ranked the most dangerous country in the world followed by South Sudan, Nigeria was ranked the 15th most dangerous country in the world.

This year’s report, published on June 8 by the Institute for Economics and Peace, assessed 163 nations.

According to the report, the countries which became more violent in the last one year include Yemen, Ukraine, Turkey, Libya, and Bahrain.

Meanwhile, Panama, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Mauritania became considerably more peaceful, showing signs of impressive improvements compared to last year.

Below is GPI list of 15 of the most dangerous countries in the world:

15. Nigeria
14. North Korea
13. Russia
12. Democratic Republic of the Congo
11. Pakistan
10. Libya
9. Sudan
8. Ukraine
7. Central African Republic
6. Yemen
5. Somalia
4. Afghanistan
3. Iraq
2. South Sudan
1. Syria


Culled from: African Spotlight