“The Index clearly reveals that deteriorating trends in Safety & Rule of Law have held back the continent’s progress in Overall Governance over the last decade. Whilst a majority of Africa’s citizens live in countries which have seen improvements in Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity or Human Development, all four components which make up Safety & Rule of Law have deteriorated.”

Excerpt from the Foreword of the report. Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF)