NOV 24, 2017 AT 08:23 AM
20. Sierra Leone
You may be surprised to see this nation on the list. After a civil war that lasted a decade, the country has risen from the stains of its past and has hit the ground running. It is rich in minerals such as diamonds, and is one of the most religiously tolerant countries in the world since 2002, ranking 42nd in the Global Peace Index of 2016.
Is Africa safe?
To answer this question, yes. The continent may have a reputation of wars, famines or natural disasters and poverty, but keep in mind that these are simply false stereotypes from the media.
The continent may have suffered these unfortunate incidents in the past, but there is a renewed hope that drives the people to develop their countries while keeping them safe and welcome visitors. You therefore, have no need to fear when visiting the different countries.