African countries are becoming more dangerous and it's stalling good governance

Story highlights

  • The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance reveals the impact of decline in rule of law on the continent.
  • Two thirds of Africans live in a country where safety and rule of law has deteriorated over the past decade
  • 67% of the African population live in countries where freedom of expression has declined.

(CNN)Terrorism, human trafficking, and corruption are creating a more dangerous continent, which in turn is preventing better governance, a new report revealed.

The results of the 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, show that two thirds of Africans live in a country where safety and rule of law has deteriorated over the past decade, greatly impacting overall governance in Africa. According to the report 5 countries have declined 'quite substantially,' and almost half the countries on the continent recorded their worst score ever within the last three years.
The annual report provides a analysis of governance on the continent and is described on the foundation website as 'the most comprehensive collection of data on governance in the region.'