Tanzania, the Mwalimu Nyerere's motherland has been ranked 8th most peaceful country in Africa by Global Peace Index (GPI) released yesterday 8th June 2010. Botswana, Tunisia and Mozambique are the top for African countries.
The GPI designers define peace as the absence of violence, with the survey looking at several qualitative and quantitative indicators of external and internal measures to maintain peace.
These include a country’s crime rates, political instability, and level of organised crime besides external measures like a country’s relations with its neighbours.
The new ranks has New Zealand as the most peaceful country in the world, while Iceland and Japan holds 2nd and 3rd places.
On the bottom there is Afghanistan which is trailed by Somalia and Iraq. Somalia is the worst peaceful country in Africa while Iraq is the worst overall in the world.