Africa is home to both peaceful and violent countries. These violent countries face continues conflicts erupted from political instability, ethnic war, high crime rates, terrorist attacks, and other social vices. Here are the most dangerous countries in Africa in 2019.
Sudan has suffered internal conflicts for years, lots of violence has taken place in the country. There are three areas of conflict in Sudan; South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur, where government troops have been fighting against opposition and rebel groups. The Sudanese government was accused of using chemical weapons against civilians in Darfur. They have had serious political security and humanitarian consequences. These conflicts have killed about 300,000 people, some of which died of different diseases, others were as a result of famine.
Somalia has been ravaged by an insurgency at the hands of the Al-Shabaab terror group for over 20 years now. The Islamic outfit aims to overthrow the Somali government and impose its own version of Islam in the country. The fighting has mostly been in the capital; Mogadishu, which has led thousands of Somalis to flee the country due to fear.
Democratic Republic Of Congo
About 5.4 million people have died from conflict related issues in DR Congo since 1998. It is believed that there is a group that is related to the Shabab Somali Fundamentalist Islamic group which is linked to Al-Quada. Apart from this, genocide has taken place in the country and lots of insecurity and also violence.
Central African Republic
The Central African Republic faces devastating humanitarian crises that have plague the citizens of the country into fear. There is a group called “The Lords Resistance Army”. This group is led by Joseph King, it’s one of the most dangerous terrorist group in the country. Their notoriety is recognized for being responsible for abductions of civilians and looting. CAR descended into chaos in 2013 after former leader Francois Bozize was overthrown during a coup and replaced by Michel Djotodia as a result of political unrest.
Libya descended into chaos after their former leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011. The country has two parliaments, each with their own government, since 2014.The expanding anarchy in Libya has provided a breeding ground for the Islamic State (Isis) terror group. All the effort by the authorities to halt the violence has been in vain. The crises have led to many mass killings leaving the citizens feeling unsafe.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the country has been facing political economic and social instability. Although the Boko haram threats, killings, bombings which took thousands of lives have recently decreased, herdsmen killings are the new woe. Kidnapping has been order of the day especially in the North and Southeast part of the country. The Nigerian police and other security authorities have been accused of illegally and wrongful abusing citizens. Unfortunately, Boko haram alone has taken over 15,000 Nigerian lives. South Africa. Nigerian citizens no longer feel safe due to the high instability in the country.
Chad currently is strengthening its relationship with its neighboring countries which has reduced the violence drastically. Not long ago there used to be numerous ethnic wars and very poor security. All of these put the lives of Chadians at risk and caused many to flee to refugee camps.
The crime rate in Zimbabwe took a high rate when Robert Mugabe and his rival Morgan Tsvangirai were seating in the top positions seats in the government. Both claimed victorious in the first round of the elections. As a means to find a solution, Robert Mugabe was made President and Morgan Tsvangirai was also made Prime Minister. Apart from this, the country was also put into violence when some group of people started protesting against President Mugabe, demanding his resignation which later resulted into what is called “Bloodless Military Coup”.
Over a decade now, Burundi has been involved in a lot of political conflicts. The rate of killings, violence and other social vices has been on a perpetual increase. No permanent solution has been effective in resolving this crisis after several tries. The difficulties apparently are because of the difference in political system and interest. Hence there have been no stopping.
South Africa is one of the developed countries in Africa. However, there has been a high degree of instability and violence that commonly erupt in South Africa. Most of these are xenophobic attacks, political instability, gang violence, acts of terrorism, and crimes against humanity, among other dangerous activities. South Africa remains one of the beautiful countries on the African continent, it is still struggling to turn things around for its citizens’ personal well-being.