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Tanzania takes 6th place in Africa peace rankings

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by MziziMkavu, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    By Orton Kiishweko

    Tanzania has been ranked 6th among countries which enjoys continued peace in Africa, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2009, released mid last week.

    But she emerged 59th in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2009, moving down one place compared to last year's standings.

    The index is a ranking of 144 countries - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - listed according to their peaceful situations.

    The functioning of government was at 3.95 points, which is relatively better than last year. "This year it received a favourable score for low number of deaths from organised conflict,"reads the GPI report in part.

    In Africa, Tanzania is ranked 6th out of 31 countries. Botswana is the most peaceful in Africa, followed by Malawi, Gabon, Ghana, Mozambique and Zambia. Neighbouring Kenya comes 13th.

    On the other hand, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Somali, are rated the most dangerous places in Africa.

    Angola has had an impressive rise to 100th place, but Zimbabwe dropped 10 places to the bottom 10 of the index.

    For a third year running, the country ranked least at peace is Iraq, with Afghanistan and Somalia following behind.

    Madagascar has fallen the most (30 places), amid mounting political instability and violent demonstrations. Bosnia Herzegovina is the biggest riser, up 23 places from 73rd position last year.

    The Global Peace Index (GPI), now in its third year, has been compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, using a broad range of 23 indicators, measuring both internal and external peacefulness of nations.

    The world has become slightly less peaceful in the past year after the intensification of violent conflict in some countries and as the dramatic global economic downturn took its toll.

    This year, the index has been expanded to rank 144 countries and now encompasses almost 99 per cent of the world's population.

    The index is constructed from 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of external and internal measures of peace including levels of democracy and transparency, education and material well being.

    It has won the backing of an influential and distinguished group of supporters including Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Prof Joseph Stiglitz and former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, as well as from the world of business including Sir Mark Moody-Stuart and Sir Richard Branson.

    As the global economy heads into a synchronised recession starting 2008, many of the GPI measures, including likelyhood of violent demonstration and political instability, also deteriorated.

    Iceland is a prime example of the link between economic strength and peace. Last year it topped in the index, but this year it has fallen into fourth place following the collapse of its financial system.

    Also released with the GPI, is a groundbreaking study on the economic impact of violence that estimates the loss to global GDP at $4.8 trillion per year. Analysis has confirmed that peace is a significant factor in the creation of wealth.

    The Global Peace Index was founded by Steve Killelea, an Australian international technology entrepreneur and philanthropist.

    It forms part of the Institute for Economics and Peace, a new global think tank dedicated to research and education of the relationship between economics, business and peace.

    New Zealand tops the ranking of the world's most peaceful. Other key findings include the emerging of the relationship between the state of peace and strength of the economy emerges with cost of lost peace being pegged at US$ 4.8 trillion per year

    Three of the world's major military diplomatic powers continue to register relatively low ranks, with China at 74, the US at 83 and Russia at 136

    The G8, apart from Russia (136), UK (35) and US (83), do well with Japan at 7th, Canada at 8th and Germany at 16th.

    The US has risen six places from last year, to 83rd place, with a fall in the indicator registering the potential for terrorist acts. A significant negative for US peace scores is the fact that the country still jails a higher proportion of its population than any other country in the index.

  2. PakaJimmy

    PakaJimmy JF-Expert Member

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    The best Peace is when there are no internal grudge from the citizens. The situation is quite opposite in our country!

    We seem to be in peace from the Birds-eye, but in closer look, its havoc life all-over!
  3. Kivuko

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    Looking at their Social-Economic Policies, Botswana will lead for a long time to come.
  4. Tumain

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    folleni tumekosa amani bado mafisadi, posho mara mbili..etc we need the wider meaning of peace lol.
  5. Companero

    Companero Platinum Member

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    "Kimya kimya msidhani
    Ni ishara ya amani"

    - Mwalimu Nyerere, Uongozi Wetu na Hatima ya Tanzania Uk. 1
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    Cynic JF-Expert Member

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    Peace gani? Maalbino wanauwawa kila kukicha, vikongwe ndiyo usiseme, mob justice/watu kuchomwa moto mitaani, mabasi yanatekwa huko kahama & kagera, ujambazi mwingi. Nadhani hiyo raking inategemea zaidi kama unakubalika na western powers
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    Kilian Senior Member

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    Tatizo ni kwamba viongozi wetu wamekosa dira kabisa. Siasa za kijinga za malumbano kati ya upinzani na ccm, bila kujali hali za wananchi. Wanalipana posho za kutisha huko juu kila kukicha wakati madaktari pamoja na kusoma kwote kwa tabu na kazi ngumu, mshahara wanaopata hauwawezeshi kujenga nyumba. Angalia hali ya waalimu inavyotisha. Imagine Dr. amepanga nyumba uswahilini, unategemea afanye kazi kwa amani?

    Akipewa 5000 na mtu kama shukrani kazi hana na itatangazwa mpaka sisimizi wajue. Mafisadi wa mabilioni wanaambiwa tusiwasumbue watarudisha, amani itatoka wapi?..... mpaka watu washike mawe wasimame barabarani ndo mtajua kuwa watu hawridhiki na jinsi wanavyonyanyaswa." Mungu ayapishilie mbali."