Ghana has been ranked Africa’s second most peaceful country, coming in behind to only Mauritius.
Ghana also came in 38th on the World’s most peaceful country list on an index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit institution which is dedicated to drawing the world’s attention to peace as a “a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.”
The rankings shows an improvement in last year’s rankings for Ghana as it was placed as the most peaceful country in West Africa, second most peaceful country in Africa and the world’s 38th most peaceful country.
Reacting to the IEA’s rankings, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo shared an image of the rankings on his twitter handle, and urged his citizens to continue to uphold the peace in the country.
On the global list, Iceland retains top spot as the World’s most peaceful nation, a position it has occupied since 2008 and is followed closely by New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal and Slovenia in second, third, fourth and fifth place respectively.