Nigeria overtakes Somalia as most dangerous country in Africa

Nigeria has overtaken Somalia as most dangerous country to visit Africa in a new report.

The IntelCenter’s ‘Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries’ list as of March 2015 is topped by the Middle East, with Iraq and Syria ranked No 1 and 2 respectively.

IntelCenter’s Country Threat Index (CTI) examines the volume of terrorist and rebel alerts, messaging traffic, videos, photos, incidents and the number killed and injured in a country and runs it through an algorithm to assign the country its CTI.

The countries completing the top 10 include Nigeria (3rd), Somalia (4th), Libya (6th), Yemen (7th), Ukraine (9th) and Egypt (10th).

The Global CTI is arrived at by adding up each individual country’s CTI. It serves as an overall indicator of global terrorist and rebel activity, it added.

The researchers have based their reports on the improving security in most parts of Somalia particularly the capital Mogadishu