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Top 10 Most Peaceful Countries in Africa

Africa is the second most populous continent in the world; more than 1.1 billion people live in this large continent. It hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, languages and cultures. Africa has seen some of the bloodiest conflicts in the world. As per IEP’s Global Peace Index, here are the top 10 most peaceful nations in Africa.

10) Sierra Leone

The most surprising on the list is Sierra Leone. After a decade-long civil war this nation has achieved tremendous transformation. Sierra Leone is blessed with many natural resources. Development and peace has been present in this West African nation since 2002. Sierra Leone is regarded as one of the most religiously tolerant countries in the world. The average life expectancy in Sierra Leone is around 57 years.

Freetown Sierra Leone Skyline

9) Madagascar

This large island nation is a semi-presidential representative democratic multi-party republic. You will find medical centers, hospitals and dispensaries all over the country. Education in Madagascar is free and compulsory from the ages 6 to 13. As a result of increased educational access, enrollment rates have more than doubled between 1996 and 2006.

Madagascar

Sascha Grabow: saschagrabow.com via wikipedia.org

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    Peace is more than just the absence of war or harm. True peace must be founded on respect of human rights and freedoms, democracy, good governance, equality, liberty, happiness and ability by individual person to afford the basics of life such as food, water, healthcare, clothing, shelter and education. – Mr Atubo – (lawyer, former minister and MP)

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