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Ethiopia Is Among The Worst Countries In Human Freedom


Ethiopia ranks 145th in Human Freedom Index report, which measures personal, civic and economic freedom of the people of 152 countries.

Human Freedom Index  2015 report, published by Fraser Institute in collaboration with the Institute of Economic Analysis,  presents a broad measure of human freedom based on 76 distinct indicators of personal and economic freedom in the following areas:

Rule of Law ■ Security and Safety ■ Movement ■ Religion ■ Association, Assembly, and Civil Society ■ Expression ■ Relationships ■ Size of Government ■ Legal System and Property Rights ■ Access to Sound Money ■ Freedom to Trade Internationally ■ Regulation of Credit, Labor, and Business

Ethiopia has some of the lowest rankings in the global average measurement of each indicator, particularly Relationships, Expression and Information, and Rule of Law.

Among other African countries, Kenya ranks 97th, Mauritius 19th, Ghana 61th and South Africa 70th. However, 7 countries that rank lower than Ethiopia are Algeria, Central African Republic, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Democratic Republic of Congo and Iran.