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AFRICAN Countries Dominate Fund For Peace’s Annual Failed States Index Including SOMALIA, DRC, SUDAN, CHAD, ZIMBABWE

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I think a small part of me died when I read this list

The Fund For Peace (FFP) released its 2012 annual Failed States Index (FSI) on Friday June 29th. The eighth edition of the Failed States Index (FSI), highlights global political, economic and social pressures experienced by nation states world wide.

The Top 20 failed states are…

1. Somalia.

2. Congo Democratic Republic.

3. Sudan.

4. Chad.

5. Zimbabwe.

6. Afghanistan.

7. Pakistan

8. Guinea.

9. Cote d’Ivoire.

10. Central African Republic.

11. Iraq.


13. Haiti.

14. Nigeria

15. Guinea Bissau

16. Kenya

17. Ethiopia

18. Burundi

18. Niger

20. Uganda

FFP is an independent, non-partisan non-profit research and educational organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security.

The FSI ranks 178 countries using 12 social, economic, and political indicators of pressure on the state, along with over 100 sub-indicators. These include such issues as Uneven Development, State Legitimacy, Group Grievance, and Human Rights. Each indicator is rated on a scale of 1-10, based on the analysis of millions of publicly available documents, other quantitative data, and assessments by analysts. A high score indicates high pressure on the state, and therefore a higher risk of instability.

The 2012 FSI ranks Somalia as number one for the fifth consecutive year, citing widespread lawlessness, ineffective government, terrorism, insurgency, crime, and well-publicized pirate attacks against foreign vessels.

All kinds of emotions over this list!

Your thoughts??!


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