Sierra Leone is the fifth most peaceful nation in the sub-Saharan Africa region, according to the 2022 Global Peace Index.

Compared to Sierra Leone’s 2021 score of 1.856, the 2022 Global Peace Index gave the nation a higher overall score of 1.803, putting it 50th position out of 163 countries for peace and tranquility.

This year’s rankings reveal that Sierra Leone has changed positions from 54th place in 2021 to 50th place in 2022.

Mauritius, Ghana, The Gambia, Botswana, and Sierra Leone make up the top five most tranquil African nations, according to the report.

The 2022 Global Peace Index shows Iceland being the number one most peaceful country in the world and Afghanistan being the least peaceful.

About the GPI

The index assigns a score to each of the 163 countries and territories that make up the index based on how peaceful they are.

The Worldwide Peace Index (GPI) is the most widely used indicator of global harmony, and it is created by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

Over 99.7% of the world’s population, the GPI evaluates the level of social safety and security, the magnitude of ongoing domestic and international conflict, as well as the degree of militarization, using 23 indicators from widely regarded sources.
As of this writing, 87 nations have improved and 73 have deteriorated during the last thirteen years, however, the change in score is the second lowest ever recorded by this indicator.