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South Africa is less peaceful than last year, having dropped eight places to number 156

South Africa increasingly becoming one of the least peaceful countries in the world, according to a global report.

According to this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI), published by international think tank the Institute of Economics and Peace, South Africa is becoming less peaceful. This comes after it dropped eight places in the global state of peace ranking.

The report, which ranked 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness, indicated that South Africa is one of the 79 countries to record a deterioration in peacefulness. On the other side of the coin, 84 countries recorded an improvement in peacefulness.

Closer to home

In sub-Saharan Africa, the region recorded a slight decrease in peacefulness, with the average country score deteriorating by 0.57%. Of the 44 countries, 22 deteriorated, while 21 improved.

The region has also reported less peacefulness than the global average on the Safety and Security and Ongoing Conflict domains, but is more peaceful than the global average on the Militarisation domain.

Source: news24

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