In terms of absolute spending, violence containment costs in Africa roughly correlate with GDP. As a percentage of GDP however, it becomes more complicated: some wealthy countries might as well be at war.
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Since the prize was launched, there have been more years when it has not been awarded, than when it has
The inaugural Ibrahim Index measures the provision of key political goods, which are gathered under five major categories: safety and security, rule of law, participation, sustainable economic development and human development.
Mauritius, Seychelles, Cape Verde, Botswana and South Africa are the continent’s top five best governed nations, says this dataset that includes 44 African countries.
Nearly half of South Africa’s ministers are women, the highest proportion in Africa, but the percentage falls very fast – women ministers are 20% or higher in just 10 countries, in this dataset of 36 African countries.