By Ahura Mujuni Mark
The Legatum Institute has released the 2013 list of the Top African Countries and Low Ranking Countries.
The Institute based in London assessed African 38 countries and based on their overall level of prosperity according to national wealth and wellbeing . It investigated the changing demographics, safety, and corruption in the continent, as well as performance against the Millennium Development Goals.
The Legatum Prosperity report was launched at the African Leadership Network’s annual conference “The Gathering” in Mauritius.
The index shows that Uganda fell on the 16th position and improved by two places from last year.Rwanda emerged the best in East Africa .Kenya and Tanzania appeared on the 18th and 19th positions respectively.
Botswana ,South Africa and Morocco took the first three positions.
The report recommends that African States have to build better institutions, and improve education and infrastructure.
It warns that the fact that 40 per cent of the continent’s population being youth possess both a risk and opportunity for development.