Africa’s best police service is that of Botswana and ranked 47th best in
the world. This is according to the World Internal Security and Police
Index (WISPI) released by two bodies, the Int’l Police Science
Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
The index ranked the Rwandan police as Africa’s second best (with global
position of 50th) followed by Algeria (58th), Senegal (68th) and
Tunisia (72nd) in that order.
“WISPImeasures the ability of the police and other security providers to
address internal security issues in 127 countries, across four domains,
using sixteen indicators,” authors of the report stated. The four
domains are, capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.
Despite the failure of Africa to break into the top forty, the continent was very prominent in the lower rankings.
Six African countries were in the bottom 10. Cameroon and Mozambique in
the 120th and 122nd spots. Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC) and Nigeria made it an African quartet at the bottom –
occupying 124th to 127 slots respectively.