A United States think tank, Fund for Peace in its latest Fragile States Index has ranked Mauritius as the most peaceful country in Africa.
According to this Index, Mauritius is ranked the least fragile country in Africa and 148th out of 178 countries in the world.
Mauritius is followed by Seychelles, Botswana, Ghana, Cape Verde, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Gabon and Tunisia.
The index ranks countries per their vulnerability to collapse based on twelve key political, social and economic indicators using the Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST) analytical approach.
The most fragile country in Africa, according to the index, is South Sudan, followed by Somalia, Central African Republic, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Guinea, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
Source: Malaysian Digest