Report: Much of Africa less safe, democratic than in 2012

Migrants swim next to their overturned wooden boat during a rescue operation by Spanish NGO Open Arms at south of the Italian Lampedusa island at the Mediterranean sea, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Forty migrants from Eritrea and Sudan were rescued after their boat overturned and started to sink. A new report on African governance released Jan. 25, 2023, finds much of the continent is "less safe, secure and democratic" than it was 10 years ago, citing a surge in military coups and armed conflicts. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Migrants swim next to their overturned wooden boat during a rescue operation by Spanish NGO Open Arms at south of the Italian Lampedusa island at the Mediterranean sea, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Forty migrants from Eritrea and Sudan were rescued after their boat overturned and started to sink. A new report on African governance released Jan. 25, 2023, finds much of the continent is "less safe, secure and democratic" than it was 10 years ago, citing a surge in military coups and armed conflicts. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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