The Human Truth Foundation

Congo, DR (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

https://www.humantruth.info/congo_dr.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#congo,_dr

Congo, DR
Democratic Republic of the Congo
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index186th best
CapitalKinshasa
Land Area2 267 050km21
LocationAfrica
Population84.1m2
Life Expectancy59.19yrs (2017)3
GNI$1 076 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesCD, COD, 1805
Internet Domain.cd6
CurrencyFranc (CDF)7
Telephone+2438

1. Overview

#angola #belgium #burundi #chad #rwanda #sudan #uganda #zimbabwe

Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the then-Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU seized power and declared himself president in a November 1965 coup. He subsequently changed his name - to MOBUTU Sese Seko - as well as that of the country - to Zaire. MOBUTU retained his position for 32 years through several sham elections, as well as through brutal force. Ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees in 1994 from fighting in Rwanda and Burundi, led in May 1997 to the toppling of the MOBUTU regime by a rebellion backed by Rwanda and Uganda and fronted by Laurent KABILA. He renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but in August 1998 his regime was itself challenged by a second insurrection again backed by Rwanda and Uganda. Troops from Angola, Chad, Namibia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe intervened to support KABILA's regime. In January 2001, KABILA was assassinated and his son, Joseph KABILA, was named head of state. In October 2002, the new president was successful in negotiating the withdrawal of Rwandan forces occupying the eastern DRC; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and establish a government of national unity. A transitional government was set up in July 2003; it held a successful constitutional referendum in December 2005 and elections for the presidency, National Assembly, and provincial legislatures took place in 2006. In 2009, following a resurgence of conflict in the eastern DRC, the government signed a peace agreement with the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), a primarily Tutsi rebel group. An attempt to integrate CNDP members into the Congolese military failed, prompting their defection in 2012 and the formation of the M23 armed group - named after the 23 March 2009 peace agreements. Renewed conflict has lead to the displacement of large numbers of persons and significant human rights abuses. As of February 2013, peace talks between the Congolese government and the M23 were on-going. In addition, the DRC continues to experience violence committed by other armed groups including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and Mai Mai groups. In the most recent national elections, held in November 2011, disputed results allowed Joseph KABILA to be reelected to the presidency .

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverCompelling conversations with locals; exhilarating interactions in impenetrable forests and beckoning rivers are all on show in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As much a geographical concept as a fully fledged nation, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC; formerly Zaïre) has one of the saddest chapters in modern history: from the brazen political folly of King Leopold of Belgium to the hideously corrupt kleptocracy of maverick leader Mobutu Sese Seko and the blood-stained battlegrounds of Africa's first 'world war'.

But after a decades-long decline in which much of the country descended into anarchy, Africa's second-largest nation is headed in the right direction. It still has a long way to go, but new roads, enormous untapped mineral wealth and the world´s largest UN peacekeeping force have bred optimism among its tormented but resilient population.

Carpeted by huge swaths of rain forest and punctuated by gushing rivers and smoking volcanoes, DRC is the ultimate African adventure. There is absolutely nothing soft nor easy about it but for an African immersion you´ll never forget, this is the place to be.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Congo, DR National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
176Eritrea0.492
177Guinea-Bissau0.483
178Liberia0.481
179Congo, DR0.479
180Afghanistan0.478
181Sierra Leone0.477
182Guinea0.465
183Yemen0.455
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
186Liberia$1 289
187Niger$1 240
188Mozambique$1 198
189Congo, DR$1 076
190Somalia$1 018
191Central African Rep.$0 966
192S. Sudan$0 768
193Burundi$0 732
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
183Yemen125.0
184Sudan126.9
185Angola127.9
186Congo, DR128.2
187Nauru129.2
188Afghanistan131.3
189Central African Rep.131.6
190Eritrea134.5
Africa Avg110.5
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Congo, DR's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Congo, DR's population is predicted to rise to 105.96 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 5.54. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
13Philippines106.7m
14Egypt98.4m
15Vietnam95.5m
16Congo, DR84.1m
17Germany83.1m
18Turkey82.3m
19Iran81.8m
20Thailand69.4m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
182Burkina Faso59.3
183Namibia59.3
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
167Rwanda5.30
168Nigeria5.45
169Tanzania5.51
170Congo, DR5.54
171Burkina Faso5.77
172Chad5.79
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
19Yemen05.7
20=Cameroon05.8
20=Niger05.8
20=Congo, DR05.8
20=Benin05.8
24Burundi05.9
25=Liberia05.9
26Iraq06.0
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
150Vanuatu1.2%
151Ethiopia1.2%
152Sao Tome & Principe1.1%
153Congo, DR1.1%
154Bosnia & Herzegovina1.1%
155Guinea1.0%
156Iraq1.0%
157Mexico0.9%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
165Zambia1.4%
166Cameroon1.4%
167Malawi1.4%
168Congo, DR1.3%
169N. Korea1.3%
170Thailand1.2%
171UAE1.2%
172Mongolia1.2%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#congo #DR #equality #gender_equality #human_rights #international_law #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
163Sao Tome & Principe123.5
164Iraq124.4
165Burundi126.1
166Congo, DR126.7
167Malaysia127.2
168Grenada128.2
Africa Avg108.2
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Congo, DR is amongst the worst places in the world at ensuring human rights and freedom, and it has severe cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Congo, DR does better than average in speed of uptake of HR treaties18, its nominal commitment to Human Rights19 and in LGBT equality20. Congo, DR does not succeed in everything, however. Congo, DR does worse than average in terms of supporting press freedom21 and in freethought22. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 in commentary in Human Rights Watch reports23 (one of the lowest in Africa), supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms24 (one of the worst in Africa) and in opposing gender inequality25. From 2016 to 2017, thousands of civilians have been killed by government forces, hundreds of schools attacked, millions displaced from their homes and human rights observers have been executed26. To be amongst the worst countries in the world on so many factors means that the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the most difficult places on Earth to be a Human Being.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Congo, DR's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Africa (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
30Benin111.3
31Madagascar111.5
32=Niger113.1
32=Congo, DR113.1
34Somalia113.1
35Uganda113.3
36S. Africa113.4
37Togo113.6
38Liberia113.8
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)27
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank27
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
161Tuvalu112.5
162Philippines112.9
163=Niger113.1
163=Congo, DR113.1
165Somalia113.1
166Uganda113.3
167S. Africa113.4
168Togo113.6
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives28. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau28.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean28, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa28.

For more, see:

Health:

Congo, DR is a pretty unhealthy country. Congo, DR comes in the best 20 in its smoking rate29. It does better than average for its alcohol consumption rate30. But unfortunately Congo, DR gets most other things wrong. It does worse than average for its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance31 and in its immunizations take-up32. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 for its fertility rate13, its adolescent birth rate25 and in its average life expectancy11. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Congo DR in 1990 was 48.6yrs, somewhat lower than the global average of 64.6. It improved by +11.7yrs in the 30 years from then, much better than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
182Burkina Faso59.3
183Namibia59.3
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
188Ivory Coast58.6
189Swaziland57.1
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
30
Pos.2016
Per Capita30
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
48=Samoa2.5
48=Micronesia2.5
48=Guatemala2.5
51Congo, DR2.6
52=Uzbekistan2.7
52=Ghana2.7
52=Maldives2.7
55Ethiopia2.9
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
167Rwanda5.30
168Nigeria5.45
169Tanzania5.51
170Congo, DR5.54
171Burkina Faso5.77
172Chad5.79
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
29
Pos.201429
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
4Uganda 41
5Rwanda 53
6Samoa 54
7Congo, DR 74
8Ethiopia 76
9Vanuatu 76
10Guyana 77
11Suriname 79
12Malawi 80
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
124Antigua & Barbuda124
125Burkina Faso125
126Mauritius126
127Congo, DR127
128Gabon128
129Ivory Coast129
130Mongolia130
131Afghanistan131
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better33
Pos.2016
%33
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
17Madagascar23.9
18Myanmar (Burma)24.8
19Rwanda25.1
20Congo, DR25.3
21Laos25.4
22Kenya25.5
23Central African Rep.26.2
24Mozambique26.4
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
25
Pos.2015
Per 100025
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
174Congo, (Brazzaville)117.7
175Sierra Leone118.2
176Tanzania118.6
177Congo, DR122.6
178Chad133.5
179Ivory Coast135.5
180Malawi136.2
181Mozambique139.7
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
32
Pos.2015
Avg %32
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
164Philippines77.9
165Sweden77.8
166Ivory Coast76.9
167Congo, DR76.5
168Timor-Leste (E. Timor)76.5
169Indonesia76.4
170Mali76.0
171India75.1
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Congo, DR's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Africa (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
...
36Guinea-Bissau99.3
37Comoros99.5
38Niger100.7
39Congo, DR101.8
40Burundi102.0
41Swaziland102.3
42Botswana106.8
43S. Africa106.8
44Lesotho109.7
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)34
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank34
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
136Comoros99.5
137Jamaica99.7
138Niger100.7
139Congo, DR101.8
140Burundi102.0
141Swaziland102.3
142Macedonia102.8
143=Micronesia103.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
With regard to its responsibility towards the environment, Congo, DR comes 139th in the world. This rank is calculated from 5 data sets. Congo, DR performs the best when it comes to annual meat consumption per person35. But that's it. Congo, DR has problems. It does worse than average when it comes to how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity, its forested percent change 1990-201536 and in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population37. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 in terms of its environmental performance38 (amongst the worst in Africa).

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
36
Pos.2015
%36
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
120Ecuador-04.4
121Burundi-04.5
122Antigua & Barbuda-04.9
123Congo, DR-04.9
124Peru-05.1
125Angola-05.1
126Singapore-05.2
127Mexico-05.3
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
38
Pos.201838
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
173Lesotho33.8
174Haiti33.7
175Madagascar33.7
176Nepal31.4
177India30.6
178Congo, DR30.4
179Bangladesh29.6
180Burundi27.4
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
102Myanmar (Burma)1995 Feb 23
103Colombia1995 Feb 26
104Ivory Coast1995 Feb 27
105Congo, DR1995 Mar 03
106Equatorial Guinea1995 Mar 06
107Sierra Leone1995 Mar 12
108Lebanon1995 Mar 15
109Jamaica1995 Apr 06
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better37
Pos.2011
%37
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
121Liberia23.1%
122Netherlands23.0%
123Finland22.9%
124Congo, DR22.8%
125UK22.6%
126Malawi22.0%
127UAE20.8%
128Norway20.5%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
35
Pos.2021
kg35
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
4Madagascar05.4
5India05.7
6Nigeria07.0
7Ethiopia07.1
8Rwanda07.6
9Mali07.8
10Niger08.1
11Afghanistan08.7
12Uganda09.4
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, the Democratic Republic of the Congo had the 2nd-lowest meat consumption per person in the world; only Burundis ate less meat.35

7. Congo, DR's Modernity and Learning

#education #modernity #religion #religiosity #research #science #secularisation #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
34Liberia130.8
35Tanzania132.0
36Mozambique133.8
37=Congo, DR134.7
37=Mauritania134.7
39Lesotho137.2
40Congo, (Brazzaville)137.4
41Burundi139.0
42Madagascar142.5
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)39
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank39
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
180Mozambique133.8
181Yemen134.4
182=Mauritania134.7
182=Congo, DR134.7
184Afghanistan136.7
185Lesotho137.2
186Congo, (Brazzaville)137.4
187Burundi139.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2940
2Israel4.1140
3Japan3.5840
...
109=Myanmar (Burma)0.1141
110Peru0.1042
111Paraguay0.0943
112=Congo, DR0.0844
112=Indonesia0.0845
114Saudi Arabia0.0746
115=Algeria0.0742
115=Cape Verde0.0747
Africa Avg0.36
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
48
Pos.201848
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
108Tunisia51.8%
109India51.6%
110Kuwait51.5%
111Congo, DR50.7%
112Macedonia49.8%
113Indonesia48.8%
114Congo, (Brazzaville)48.8%
115Iraq48.0%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
49
Pos.2021
Years49
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
168Madagascar10.1
169Honduras10.1
170Nigeria10.1
171Congo, DR9.8
172Guinea9.8
173Equatorial Guinea9.7
174Haiti9.7
175Ethiopia9.7
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
135Uruguay135
136Honduras136
137Papua New Guinea137
138Congo, DR138
139Ecuador139
140Syria140
141Mauritania141
142Nigeria142
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
50
Pos.2018
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
82=Niger86
83Kenya87
84=Mozambique87
85Congo, DR88
86=Nigeria88
86=Nicaragua88
88Djibouti89
89=Ghana89
Africa Avg87.0
World Avg54.3
q=106.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
51
Pos.201651
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
188Central African Rep.5%
189Madagascar4%
190Ethiopia4%
191Congo, DR4%
192Guinea-Bissau4%
193Chad3%
194Myanmar (Burma)3%
195Sierra Leone2%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.

8. National Culture

#corruption #happiness #politics

Congo DR has a consistently awful long-term record on corruption, spanning at least three decades.

Corruption
Higher is better
52
Pos.2022
Points52
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
163Eritrea22.0
164Congo, (Brazzaville)21.0
165=Guinea-Bissau21.0
166Congo, DR20.0
167=Nicaragua19.0
167=Comoros19.0
167=Turkmenistan19.0
167=Chad19.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
53
Pos.2018
Score53
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
129Armenia4.3
130Myanmar (Burma)4.3
131Chad4.3
132Congo, DR4.2
133India4.2
134Niger4.2
135Uganda4.2
136Benin4.1
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
156Iraq156
157Iran157
158Gabon158
159Central African Rep.159
160Burundi160
161Rwanda161
162Congo, DR162
163Libya163
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
60Kyrgyzstan60
61Qatar61
62USA62
63Congo, DR63
64Honduras64
65S. Korea65
66Benin66
67Lesotho67
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
54
Pos.2023
Score54
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
156Somalia3.04
157Ukraine3.04
158Russia3.14
159Congo, DR3.21
160S. Sudan3.22
161Syria3.29
162Yemen3.35
163Afghanistan3.45
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
88Honduras88
89Namibia89
90Uganda90
91Congo, DR91
92Pakistan92
93Estonia93
94Bahamas94
95Mauritania95
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
152Grenada152
153Angola153
154Guyana154
155Congo, DR155
156Ivory Coast156
157St Lucia157
158Vietnam158
159Laos159
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
55
Pos.2019
Score55
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
138Mali6.65
139Libya6.77
140Egypt6.79
141Congo, DR7.04
142Philippines7.14
143Yemen7.26
144India7.52
145Somalia7.80
Africa Avg3.41
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better56
Pos.201956
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
174Cameroon33.50
175Equatorial Guinea34.60
176Benin34.90
177Congo, DR36.10
178S. Sudan36.20
179Mali36.70
180Nigeria37.10
181Somalia38.90
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better57
Pos.2017
%57
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
108Djibouti41.6
109=Papua New Guinea41.9
109=Turkey41.9
111Congo, DR42.1
112Madagascar42.6
113Angola42.7
114Uganda42.8
115Nigeria43.0
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better58
Pos.2018
Severity58
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
88Guinea.336
89Benin.368
90Guinea-Bissau.372
91Congo, DR.389
92Burundi.403
93Mozambique.411
94Madagascar.453
95Mali.457
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religiosity #secularisation

Religiosity (2018)50
Pos.Lower is better
%50
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
82=Niger86
83Kenya87
84=Mozambique87
85Congo, DR88
86=Nigeria88
86=Nicaragua88
88Djibouti89
89=Ghana89
89=Guatemala89
91Honduras90
92=Cameroon90
92=Rwanda90
92=Liberia90
95Morocco91
96=Guinea-Bissau91
96=Philippines91
World Avg54.3
q=106.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below59:

Christian95.8%
Muslim1.5%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.7%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated1.8%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%60.

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