Mauritius has been adjudged the most peaceful country in Africa and 24th in the world, the 2014 Global Peace Index published on Wednesday.

It was published by the London-based Institute of Economics and Peace, IEP.

The survey, conducted in 162 countries, measures 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators.

The survey noted that violence witnessed in the last seven years had reversed the peaceful trend of the last 60 years across the world.

Mauritius obtained an overall score of 1.544, against 1.678 for Botswana which was second in Africa and 36th globally.

The IEP noted that Chad, Burundi, and Liberia are among the 10 countries whose peaceful climate could deteriorate in the next two years.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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