Zimbabwe named 13th fragile country in the World, 9th in Africa
Contrary to President Robert Mugabe’s assertions, the Fragile States Index has named Zimbabwe as one of the most fragile states in the world. According to the 2016-17 Fragile States Index released by the United States think tank, Fund for Peace Zimbabwe is the 13th fragile state in the world and the 9th in Africa.
In Africa, Zimbabwe is only ahead of countries which have been plagued by wars and internal conflicts. These are South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Guinea and Nigeria.
The most stable country on the global scale is Finland, followed by Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Ireland. According to the report, Mauritius is ranked the least fragile country in Africa and 148th in the world.
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