The stability of African countries were highlighted in the latest Fragile States Index released by United States think tank, Fund for Peace.
The index ranks countries per their vulnerability to collapse based on twelve key political, social and economic indicators using the Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST) analytical approach.
The annual report released since 2005 has Mauritius ranked the least fragile country in Africa and 148th in the world.
Mauritius is followed by Seychelles, Botswana, Ghana, Cape Verde, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Gabon and Tunisia.
They rank 125th, 120th, 108th, 106th, 103rd, 97th, 96th, 91st and 89th in the world respectively.
Cameroon which has largely enjoyed relative peace ever since independence in the turbulent Central Africa sub region occupied the 26th position in the world, making the country one of the least peaceful and stable places in the world. Cameroon however tops Boko haram ravaged Nigeria, war prone Niger and Ivory Coast which is still very much fragile, years after the civil war there and some over 20 other countries in the continent of 54 countries
The most fragile country in Africa, according to the index, is South Sudan, followed by Somalia, Central African Republic, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Guinea, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
178 countries were ranked based on the different pressures they face that impact their levels of fragility.
The most stable country on the global scale is Finland, followed by Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Ireland.