Africa’s Most Dangerous Countries

City Safe has compiled and analyzed data from several public sources to make a safety index that allows to rank the world’s countries (100=perfectly safe; 0=very dangerous). Find more details on the page about Africa.

These sources take in consideration all kind of threats such as mugging, crime, road death toll, occurrence of terrorist attacks and wars, to build their own ranking of world’s most dangerous countries/cities to know how unsafe they can be.

The Most Dangerous Countries in Africa

Global RankCountryRegionCitySafeGPINumbeoAMFANZMFA
2Central African RepublicAfrica6.312.5NA00
3SudanAfrica1014NA11
4South SudanAfrica10.510.518.710
6Democratic Republic of the CongoAfrica12.722.4NA10
8SomaliaAfrica15.613.544.300
11LibyaAfrica2533.142.200
13BurundiAfrica26.552.9NA00
14MaliAfrica28.253.5NA10
15NigeriaAfrica28.929.425.933
16Republic of the CongoAfrica2958NANA0
17MauritaniaAfrica29.255.4NA10
18NigerAfrica29.553.1NA11
19EritreaAfrica29.853.5NA11
20The GambiaAfrica31.262.4NANA0
21Guinea-BissauAfrica31.256.5NA11
22GuineaAfrica31.757.3NA11
23ChadAfrica31.948.7NA50
24Equatorial GuineaAfrica33.266.4NANA0
27TogoAfrica34.168.1NANA0
29CameroonAfrica3551.9NA42
30Burkina FasoAfrica36.166.1NA11
31RwandaAfrica36.549.1NA44
33UgandaAfrica38.458.7NA33
35EgyptAfrica38.550.643.512
37Ivory CoastAfrica39.360.6NA33
41DjiboutiAfrica41.258.4NA44
42AngolaAfrica41.565.1NA33
43AlgeriaAfrica41.860.642.411
45MadagascarAfrica42.269.4NA32
46KenyaAfrica42.752.230.534
47EthiopiaAfrica42.956.565.810
51South AfricaAfrica44.750.821.655
54LiberiaAfrica45.767.4NA44
66MozambiqueAfrica48.466.8NA55
70SenegalAfrica48.867.6NA55
71BeninAfrica48.873.7NA44
74GabonAfrica49.969.7NA55
75ZimbabweAfrica5054.139.955
76Saudi ArabiaAfrica50.164.274.811
77LesothoAfrica50.170.2NA55
80Sierra LeoneAfrica50.771.5NA55
84TunisiaAfrica52.167.861.113
86MoroccoAfrica53.365.849.734
93ZambiaAfrica5772NA77
95TanzaniaAfrica57.969.84055
96SwazilandAfrica57.961.8NA99
104MalawiAfrica63.773.3NA99
109BotswanaAfrica6882NA99
114GhanaAfrica70.372.35188
120NamibiaAfrica72.174.539.199
134MauritiusAfrica79.273.776.999

Rankings for the Safest and most Dangerous Countries in :

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Notes:

  • An index of 100 means the country is perfectly safe while 0 means it is extremely dangerous.
  • GPI stands for Global Peace Index, AMFA for the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and NZMFA for the Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand.
  • This ranking is for indicative purposes only.