Ethiopian police has been ranked as one of the 10 bad ranking African police forces.
According to World Internal Security and Police Index International (WISPI), the 10 under-performing African countries are Madagascar (111th), Zambia (112th), Ethiopia (115th), Sierra Leone (117th), Cameroon (120th), Mozambique (122nd), Uganda (124th), Kenya (125th), Democratic Republic of Congo (126th).
The 2016 report rates the Nigeria Police Force the “worst” globally in terms of its ability to handle internal security challenges.
The report was released by two bodies, the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
According to the report, the top 10 performing African countries are Botswana which ranked highest at 47, followed by Rwanda which took the 50 position. Others are Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali, in that order.
The indices used in accessing 127 countries from four key areas, namely, capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes, aim to measure the ability of the security apparatus within a country to respond to internal security challenges, both now and in future.
The report showed that Singapore performed best on the index, followed by Finland, and then Denmark.
There were only four non-European countries in the top 20. The United Arab Emirates was the highest ranked country from the Middle East and North African, MENA, region as it ranked 29th overall.
Nigeria has strongly criticized the Index as unqualified.