The United States Think-Tank Atlantic Council shows that Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Ethiopia registered the biggest score changes in a global ranking of free and prosperous countries, from 1995 to 2022.

These countries have suffered the worst longest civil wars ever recorded in Africa history and they are recording the biggest moves in a freedom index.

It was recorded that “The 2023 Freedom and Prosperity Indexes focuses on six social indicators of prosperity — income, health, education, environment, minority rights and inequality,” and of the three, Sierra Leone and Rwanda made the most significant gains in their freedom scores, according to the index.

Sierra Leone ranked 84th globally and increased its freedom rankings by 25 points, while Rwanda ranked 109th and improved its freedom score from 33.4 in 1995 to 53.5 in 2022. 

The index reads the benefits of countries allotted in their rankings noting that “Countries with higher scores in our freedom index also attain higher levels of prosperity. In all regions, countries that are free tend to also be prosperous,” according to the report.

These significant strides underscore the rise from the ashes of these countries that have, in turn, helped Africa record a higher-than-global average improvement in the rate of prosperity.

The Report’s author said that Sub-Saharan Africa is the region where prosperity has grown fastest.

Africa’s growing prosperity was buoyed by improvements in environment and health, whose scores rose by 25.7 and 15 points.

These factors continue to exhibit in these and other countries, highlighting a sustained growth in economic freedoms and positive future prospects for Africa’s growth story.