Juba, South Sudan(Nyamilepedia) —- An annual report released by Mo Ibrahim Foundation has yet again ranked South Sudan as the second worst country in all aspect of governance after Somalia.
The Mo Ibraham foundation, which ranks the 54 countries, intensively surveyed many areas of governance, corruption, safety and the rule of law.
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Justifying the report, the Sudanese born billionaire and philanthropist, the found of the Index, Mo Ibrahim, said the report is based on a strong mathematical correlation and it sends a strong signals to African governments that Africa needs peace.
“This is a very strong mathematical correlation between safety, rule of law and development and so we cannot say louder we need peace in Africa” Mo Ibrahim said during the release of the report in London.
The report seen by Nyamilepedia press team covers a period of 10 years since 2006 and studied how each African country delivered in areas of Safety and the of Rule of Law, Sustainable Economic Development, Human Development and Human rights.
Like many other reports released in the last two years, South Sudan is rated the worst in all areas of safety, rule of law and development.
The report shows that South Sudan has scored zero in all these areas, indicating that the country has deteriorated from its previous rankings in 2014 and 2015.
Although South Sudan government is yet to refute the report, more than 1 million citizens have fled the country to neighboring states, making South Sudan tops the list of countries producing many refugees after Syria.
Within this week, many citizens have fled Western and Central Equatoria states and since armed factions control many routes to East Africa, some civilians fled to Uganda through DR Congo.
Compared to South Sudan, Somalia has been in conflict for more than 20 years and has ranks the lowest.
The report said the continent has improved on average by 1 point, which was generated mostly by 37 countries that have improved in many areas.
The greatest improver at the Overall Governance Level over the decade is Côte d’Ivoire followed by Togo, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Rwanda respectively.
The report confirms that Ghana and South Africa, which have toped the list in the past, have declined to eighth and tenth positions.
Nyamilepedia press also seen South Sudan position in Journalists Safety index, which ranked the young country at 140th amongst other Countries in the world for violating journalists’ rights and media freedom.