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Sudan ranks 157 in global peace index, South Sudan at 160


August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI) created by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) gave a ranking of 157 and 160 to Sudan and South Sudan respectively out of 162 countries.

The two countries shared low ratings along with Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

GPI, which was first released in 2007, measures the degree of peacefulness of countries around the world using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of militarization.

The index was first released in 2007 and has been released yearly ever since. It ranks the 162 countries around the world according to their level of peace in consultation with an international panel of peace experts, from peace institutes to think tanks, with data collected and collated by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The IEP asserted in its findings that last year “was marked by heightened tensions in the Ukraine, the ongoing conflict in Syria, civil war in South Sudan and a broadening and increased intensity of terrorist activity in many countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines and Libya”.

“These factors have contributed to the world becoming slightly less peaceful, continuing the global slide in peacefulness which has now been in effect for the last seven years”.

According to the report, “South Sudan experienced the largest drop in the Index this year falling from 145th to 160th and ranking as the third least peaceful country”. This resulted from the armed internal conflict that broke out late last year.


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  • 21 August 2014 08:43, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    I just want to know what empirical formula are they using, though their assesement seem to be correct.

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    • 21 August 2014 12:20, by Mr Point

      Under Salva Kiir’s leadership South Sudan has made great progress. Now it’s top of another world list.

      Why do some people feel that Independence under Kiir resulted in Corruption, Tyranny and Tribalism instead of the promised services, democracy and peace?

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  • 21 August 2014 08:52, by Tibs
    • 21 August 2014 12:54, by Mr Point


      Ann Itto said on July 9 that South Sudan is better than it was three years ago.
      “We started well for the last three years. We have built roads; we have built schools; we have built hospitals; we have developed laws. We started building the foundation of a nation,”

      Who can say what further improvements Kiir will deliver?

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  • 21 August 2014 11:50, by maumau

    South Sudan could be in number 162 out of 162, it is because of us Equatorians always maintaining peace and deplomacy that is why it is now sitting at 160. What if we were all mad and violent like Dinka, what do you think the country could be now. HAHEHEHE, I LUV EQUATORIANS.

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    • 21 August 2014 14:23, by Mayom County Boy

      Hey Mr Maumau ,south sudan is a ruling government country that always is leadership like peace to prevail with in the country of south sudan , look south sudan may got the number through is peace fullness , when you narrated the meaning of reality , i think all of you know that Mr president is peace lover than other south sudanese leaders. for example like Dr Lam Makol & Dr Riek Machar.

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