Global Peace Index Released

South Africa ranks 136 out of 162 countries in this year’s GPI and 37 out of 44 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
 

South Africa ranks 136 out of 162 countries in this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI) and 37 out of 44 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

According to the index, the economic impact of containing and dealing with the consequences of South Africa’s levels of violence was estimated to cost the national economy US$66.7 billion in 2014.

Published by the global think tank, Institute for Economics and Peace, the index also finds that escalating civil strife and the consequent refugee crisis have been among the key drivers in increasing the cost of global violence containment.

To read the article titled, “SA ranks 136 of 162 in 2015 Global Peace Index,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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