Africa has been known to be a peaceful continent since many years ago. However, the current rating leaves Africa a mixed up Continent. There are some of the nice and safest countries in Africa and at the same time, there are most dangerous countries within the same Africa characterized with wars and instability. Have this opportunity to identify the top 10 most dangerous places in Africa. We can term the places ‘ No go zones’.
Ethiopia ranks the tenth non-safe place in Africa. The recent wars between Ethiopia and Eritrea over border has made the country a risky place since one can never be sure when the next gun sound will be heard.
Most Dangerous Places in Africa
Burundi has witness over 25 years of political wars amongst the citizens. There has never been any meaningful and peaceful political activity in Burundi. Many talks have been held as well as civic education, but still not. Burundi is therefore a risky place.
Zimbabwe is not a new name when discussing dangerous places. Zimbabwe has been economically shaken due to political foes. The country has the highest inflation in the world. Criminal activities such as robbery with violence are on a rise. The kind of government in Zimbabwe is a confirmed dictatorship type.
Though it can be noted that Chad has improved ranking, it is still not a safe place since there are some traces of war even after the peace talks. The war between the government and rebels made Chad one of the most dangerous places in Africa.
Nigeria has witnessed consistent inter-religious conflicts between Christians and Muslims. Besides, terrorists have marked Nigeria as a target and this has made Nigeria experience the worst terrorist attacks including blasts. Though Nigeria is not so much unsafe, it is a dangerous place to visit.
Libya has never been a peaceful country although the political revolution and protests towards the last minutes of Muammar Gaddafi intensified the situation. Currently, peaceful talks by UN are on in Libya over the same as it still remains a dangerous place.
4. Central African Republic
This country is known for wars between the government and the rebels. The attempt of a peace treaty signing in 2008 was never successful since some of the rebel groups never signed. This country therefore remains dangerous since attacks can begin any time.
3. Democratic Republic of Congo
This country has a history of around 5.4 million deaths of civilian citizens has ever occurred as a result of wars. Most battles are based on border insecurity and violence. This country is prone to attacks from al-Qaida and the Ugandan rebel, Lord Resistance Army (LRA).
Due to constant news on wars, Sudan has been declared unsafe for human settlement. Border conflicts and Political conflicts are the main causes of war in Sudan. The wars are always intensified by ideological differences between the government of Sudan and the government of South Sudan. Therefore, Sudan becomes the second worst and most dangerous place in Africa.
Somalia has witness 20 years of civil war between the Transition Federal Government and the Islamic rebels. These killings and destruction has led to total destruction of the country and you cannot be pleased with how the country looks like.This country has been having constant wars that have really affected the country’s economy.
However, there is no permanent situation and all these countries that are considered to be the top 10 most dangerous places in Africa will ultimately regain the lost glory of peaceful co-existence. Remember Rwanda’s rank 10 years ago and compare with now. It was the most dangerous, now Rwanda might be found among the most peaceful.