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Botswana ranked Africa’s most peaceful country

i Jun 16th Comments Off by

The newly released 2010 Global Peace Index (GPI) has once ranked Botswana as one of the world’s most peaceful countries, as well as the most peaceful country in Africa with an improved overall ranking.

Botswana’s worldwide ranking in the 2010 Index was 33 out of the 149 countries measured in the survey, placing it just behind Singapore, France and the UK and otherwise well ahead of most European countries as well as the United States (85).

Since 2008 Botswana’s score has steadily improved, resulting in its moving up seven places in the overall international rankings.

According to the survey’s authors “in a region least at peace Botswana fare best” further noting that its high global position was a result of minimal militarization, and freedom from internal conflicts as well as “low scores for most measures of safety and security [that] point to a relatively harmonious society”.

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