Ghana is the third most peaceful country in the world, according to the the 13th edition of the Global Peace Index rankings has been released which captures 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.
Ghana pegged at the 3rd position in Africa and 44th in the world. Meanwhile Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Somalia, and South Sudan in the top five least peaceful countries in the region. Denmark is among the most peaceful countries in the world – coming in fifth behind leaders Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal and Austria.
The Danes dropped one spot compared to last year thanks to Portugal jumping up two spots from fifth to third. “Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world – a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark.
Canada, Singapore, Slovenia, Japan and the Czech Republic completed the top 10, while other notables included Australia (13), Finland (14), Sweden (18), Norway (20), Germany (22), the UK (45), South Korea (55), France (60), China (110), Brazil (116), the US (128), India (141) and Russia (154). Afghanistan was ranked last at 163rd, just ahead of Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and Iraq.
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