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Tanzania ranks tops in EA

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  1. ngoshwe

    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania ranks tops in EA on peace index

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    Tanzania has been ranked the most peaceful member state of the East African Community by a recent global survey.

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    The survey, the Global Peace Index 2010, ranks the country ahead of its EAC peers, with a peace index of 1.832. However, in the overall ranking, Tanzania is at position 55 out of 149 states surveyed.

    The study was done by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace focusing on indicators such as internal peace, relations with neighbouring countries and military spending.

    Second in the region is Rwanda with a peace index of 2.012 and at position 75 overall. The higher the index score, the least peaceful a nation is.

    In overall ranking, Uganda took position 100, Kenya (120) and Burundi (131) follow in that order with peace indices of 2.165, 2.369 and 2.577 respectively.

    The findings may be of significance to investors as peace and stability are crucial characteristics of a prospective investment destination.

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    In the ranking, Kenya and Burundi find themselves among the bottom 20 per cent of the countries that were surveyed, alongside Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Burundi and Ethiopia, among others.

    Kenya’s position is only 28 places above that of Iraq, which is ranked 149 (the least peaceful), while Burundi is even worse: 18 places above Iraq. Somalia, Kenya’s war-torn neighbour, is the second least peaceful nation, with an index of 3.390.

    The findings, seem close to a recent Word Bank survey which found that Rwanda was the region’s best business destination.

    However, the Bank survey, which also indicated Burundi as the least conducive for business, was based mainly on economic indicators, such as how easy it was to register a business, and tax regimes.

    Sub-Sahara Africa, according to the report, is the least at peace, with an average peace index of 2.23.

    “Four war-torn countries: Somalia, Sudan, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to occupy the lowest 10 positions in the index and each experienced deteriorations in their scores,” it says.

    Botswana fares best in sub-Saharan Africa, at position 33. The report attributes this to a reduction in the proportion of its population in jail.

    “The country’s military capability is limited, it is free of internal conflict, and low scores for most measures of safety and security point to a relatively harmonious society, although the homicide rate is high.”


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  2. PakaJimmy

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    Muwaridi hupendeza sana, lakini una miiba mikali mno!
     
  3. Smatta

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    women lie men lie numbers don't. congrats TZ for being the most peaceful member state of the East African Community.
     
  4. ngoshwe

    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Is that an old philosophy?
     
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    dint get you, old philosophy as in how?
     
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    Eh! hata tz ni peaceful hivo? Congrats anyway.
     
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    Kilembwe JF-Expert Member

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    Am just thinking aloud! is Tz really peacefull or just most of her citizens are cowards? I just don't get it, how can somebody be in peace while sorrounded with all the poverty, poor infrastructures, increasing death toll of monther and infants under five years, poor sanitation ( despite the fact that we have more that 50% of all water bodies in EA), with increasing gap between the poor and the rich, government over expenditure on luxuaries things, ufisadi etc!
     
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    Ndg hoja yako ni valid, lakini hatuezi kudharau amani iliyopo na kuipuuza kama vile si kitu. Hapa HAPANA! Inaweza isiwe ile amani ya nchi ya maziwa na asali lakini it is a most basic prerequisite kwa taifa lolote linalohitaji kusonga mbele.
     
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    thinking too loud! ....ready 4a fight?
     
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    Kilembwe JF-Expert Member

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    Asante sana Abdurahim na bantugro, HAPANA sikukusudia na wala haitokuwa makusudi yangu KUIBEZA Amani tuliyonayo Tanzania, just like I said, I was just trying to thing aloud, hoja yangu hapa ni kuwa hii Amani ambayo leo hii tunajivunia na kutufanya wa TZ tutembee vifua mbele ( kama vile tumedundwa ngumi ya mgongo) haikuja hivihivi! yote niliyoyataja ndio Mwalimu aliyaepuka sana na ndio sababu akafanikiwa yeye pamoja na wasaidizi wake ( ambao baadhi leo ndio wanamsaliti) kwa kushirikiana na wa TZ kujenga Amani hii. So hoja yangu ilikuwa na nitaendelea kuisimamia hapo kwa yale yote niliyoyataja yanayomzungumka M TZ wa leo, amani hii itakuwepo hadi lini? kama mkinisoma vizuri ki ukweli ninaiogopa sana siku ile wa Tz wanaozungukwa na shida hizi watakapoondoa UOGA wa kusema na KUDAI haki zao, itakuwa worse than we can Imagine! Eeenh Mungu ibariki na Kuilinda TZ!
     
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