- The latest edition of the GPI indicates Ghana is the third most peaceful country in Africa
- Mauritius and Botswana are the first and second peaceful countries respectively on the continent
- Iceland tops the log as the most peaceful country in the world
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Ghana has been named as the third most peaceful country in Africa and 43rd in the world.
According to the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), the countries were ranked per their level of peacefulness.
Ghana moved up one place from the 2019 Global Peace Index ranking.
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Ghana rose but generally the Sub-Saharan Africa country recorded a slight fall in peacefulness on the 2020 GPI, with an overall score deterioration of 0.5%.
About 20 countries in Africa improved in peacefulness while 24 deteriorated.
Mauritius and Botswana are the first and second peaceful countries respectively in sub-Saharan Africa.
South Sudan remains the least peaceful country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The GPI also revealed that Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world.
New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark follow in that order at the top of the index.
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Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, and Yemen are the least peaceful countries in the world.
All, except Yemen, have been ranked amongst the five least peaceful since at least 2015.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana has been named the 5th best country in Africa and 67th in the world, according to the 2020 Best Countries Report put together by US News & World Report.
The report ranked Egypt as the number one country on the continent and 36th in the world. The 2020 Best Countries Report says South Africa is 2nd in Africa and 39th in the world.
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Source: Yen Newspaper