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Legatum Prosperity Index 7 African countries you should avoid raising kids

These 7 African countries have been categorized as the worst and unsafe places where people should raise kids

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There are some African countries many bachelors, spinsters and hopeful parents-to-be should avoid when planning to raise kids or start a family in Africa.

Though there are many unfit territories in which to have children and raise a family, these 7 African countries are said to be avoided at all costs.

The Legatum Prosperity Index has ranked the 7 worst African countries to raise a kid or start a family.

In determining which country or countries that are the fittest for bringing up children in, intending parents or couples should take into serious consideration the overall safety, crime rate, healthcare systems, and the quality of education.

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Below are the worst countries in Africa to raise kids

1. Central Africa Republic

A little girl fleeing with her family the threat of attacks on Betoko town, northwestern Central African Republic on December 27, 2017 play

A little girl fleeing with her family the threat of attacks on Betoko town, northwestern Central African Republic on December 27, 2017

(AFP/File)

 

The Central African Republic is one of the countries in the world that have been ravaged by internal wars for several years. The country is situated in the middle of Africa and has been rated the worst international country to raise kids or start a family.

Healthcare system: Worst in the world

Educational system: 3rd worst in the world

Economic system: 5th worst in the world

Security: 2nd worst in the world

Overall quality of life: 2nd worst in the world

President: Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Verdict: UNSAFE

2. Chad

Chadian President Idriss Deby has been in power since 1990 play

Chadian President Idriss Deby has been in power since 1990

(AFP/File)
 

Rating closely behind the Central Africa Republic is Chad. Interestingly, Chad shares the same border with the Central African Republic and the entire area is notably ridden with the same poverty, violence, and lack of economic growth. The country is neither safe to raise kids nor start a family.

Healthcare system: 2nd worst in the world

Educational system: 3rd worst in the world

Economic system: 8th worst in the world

Security: 23rd most dangerous in the world

Overall quality of life: 5th worst in the world

President: Idriss Déby

Verdict: UNSAFE

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3. The Democratic Republic of Congo

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo sit on a military vehicle in an area of clashes with the ADF militia in Opira, North Kivu, on January 25 play

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo sit on a military vehicle in an area of clashes with the ADF militia in Opira, North Kivu, on January 25

(AFP)
 

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been generally been considered unsafe and dangerous for citizens of the world. This is because violence and bloodshed are permanently occurring in the country. From education to healthcare and economic system in the country ranks the lowest in the world.

Healthcare system: 10th worst in the world

Educational system: 12th worst in the world

Economic system: 10th worst in the world

Security: 2nd most dangerous in the world

Overall quality of life: 7th worst in the world

President: Joseph Kabila

Verdict: UNSAFE

 

4. Sudan

Sudanese security agents have seized the entire print-runs of three newspapers after they covered food price protests in Khartoum and other towns, their editors said play

Sudanese security agents have seized the entire print-runs of three newspapers after they covered food price protests in Khartoum and other towns, their editors said

(AFP/File)

 

Despite sharing a border with Egypt, Sudan is neither a safe nor better country to raise kids or start a family. The emergence of militias and religious extremists in the country has left Sudan more dangerous to live in and making it nonconducive for immigrants.

Healthcare system: 19th worst in the world

Educational system: 17th worst in the world

Economic system: 6th worst in the world

Security: 6th most dangerous in the world

Overall quality of life: 3rd worst in the world

President: Omar al-Bashir

Verdict: UNSAFE

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5. Niger

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A Fulani woman, pictured last August at a camp for displaced people in Gwoza, northeast Nigeria

(AFP)

 

Also referred to as the Republic of Niger, the country shares a border with Libya. Niger has become porous for religious extremists to penetrate the country. Niger, which also shares a border with Nigeria has seen many of its nationals crossing over to Nigeria for an improved life. However, the country remains unfit to raise kids or start a family.

Healthcare system: 14th worst in the world

Educational system: 2nd worst in the world

Economic system: 20th worst in the world

Security: 25th most dangerous in the world

Overall quality of life: 11th worst in the world

President: Mahamadou Issoufou

Verdict: UNSAFE

 

6. Liberia

Liberia is one of the world's poorest countries. For many young people, street hawking is the only means of survival. play

Liberia is one of the world's poorest countries. For many young people, street hawking is the only means of survival.

(AFP)

Liberia is a country in West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire. Situated on the Atlantic coast, Liberia has been through thick and thin and is merely trying to come out of its doldrums. The country has been tagged 9th worst country to start a family or raise kids and remains not too safe.

Healthcare system: 4th worst in the world

Educational system: 11th worst in the world

Economic system: 16th worst in the world

Security: 20th most dangerous in the world

Overall quality of life: 19th worst in the world

President: George Weah

Verdict: UNSAFE

7. Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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Coming in last on the list of worst countries to raise kids or start a family is Nigeria. Sharing borders with Niger, Chad and Republic of Benin, Nigeria has over the last 16 years become one of the most dangerous countries to live in and the emergence of Boko Haram insurgents have neither helped the story. It has the 32nd worst educational system. While this may not seem as bad compared with other countries listed, it is ranked as the 5th most dangerous country to live in, has the 8th worst healthcare system, and 19th worst economy.

Healthcare system: 8th worst in the world

Educational system: 32nd worst in the world

Economic system: 19th worst in the world

Security: 5th most dangerous in the world

Overall quality of life: 22nd worst in the world

President: Muhammadu Buhari

Verdict: UNSAFE

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