[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Fragile States Index lists nations according to their level of stability. The nations on our list are dead last primarily due to weak and ineffective governments, civil wars, lack of public services, and failed economies.
Here’s the list:
Not faring much better than its southern counterpart, Sudan has long been beset by civil war and conflict, one of the most well known being the Darfur region in the west.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In spite of a peace deal that ended Africa’s World War and the formation of a transitional government in 2003, vast swaths of the country are still embroiled in sectarian violence and conflict.
Central African Republic
Ever since its independence from France in 1960 the Central African Republic has been a hotbed of violence and turmoil. The UN has described it as being in a state of permanent crisis.
After nearly two decades of anarchy, an internationally backed government was implement in 2012. There are still huge strides to make, however, as conflict and natural disaster have left the region decimated.
After breaking off of Sudan in 2011 South Sudan quickly fell into civil conflict. Although it is rich in natural resources, violence and turmoil have left it as one of Africa’s least developed nations.