Somaliland: African Countries Top the Fragile States Index 2015


Most Horn of Africa Countries fragility feature prominently in the 2015 report

Somalilandsun – Seven of the ten most fragile countries in the world are in Africa as per the Fragile States Index 2015 report.

The Fragile States Index (FSI; formerly the Failed States Index) is an annual report published by theUnited States think tank the Fund for Peace and the magazine Foreign Policy since 2005. The list aims to assess states’ vulnerability to conflict or collapse, ranking all sovereign states with membership in the United Nations where there is enough data available for analysis

The Fragile States Index is based on the twelve primary social, economic and political indicators of the CAST methodology, developed by The Fund for Peace:

The 2015 fragility order is topped by South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, and Guinea. Rankings for other countries in the Horn of Africa are Ethiopia (20), Kenya (21), Eritrea (24), and Djibouti (40). Read the full Fragile States Index 2015 report