Botswana Police Ranked Africa’s Best, Nigeria at Bottom of Global Report

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Botswana Police Ranked Africa’s Best, Nigeria at Bottom of Global Report

Africa’s best police service is that of Botswana despite being ranked 47th best in the world. This is according to the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) released by two bodies, the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

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The index ranked the Rwandan police as Africa’s second best (with global position of 50th) followed by Algeria (58th), Senegal (68th) and Tunisia (72nd) in that order. Completing the top 10 for Africa were, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali respectively.

The report further showed that Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria were at the bottom of the ladder

“WISPI measures the ability of the police and other security providers to address internal security issues in 127 countries, across four domains, using sixteen indicators,” authors of the report stated. The four domains are, capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.

Despite the failure of Africa to break into the top forty, the continent was very prominent in the lower rankings.

Six African countries were in the bottom 10. Cameroon and Mozambique in the 120th and 122nd spots. Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria made it an African quartet at the bottom – occupying 124th to 127 slots respectively.

In 2016, Botswana’s president, Seretes Khama was named as the world’s best president, and just recently, he announced he will step down as president in April next year when his term officially ends. He said that he will leave the country in the hands of his Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi until the elections in 2019.

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