Top 10 most peaceful countries in the world. Though Conflict is inevitable, Peace is also Possible. There Some Countries That are Living Peacefully.
With very low homicide rates, few people in jail (per capita) and few terrorist events, Iceland scored 1.078.
2. New Zealand: an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island With very little internal conflict or violence, New Zealand scored 1.198 and ranked second.
3. Portugal: is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. The Global Peace Index gave Lisbon a score of 1.247 owing to its safety.
Austria earned a score of 1.275, with peaceful elections and low weapon imports.
It’s a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Copenhagen,
Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, Canada scored 1.298 with friendly cities such as Montreal, ranking high.
officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia Singapore received a score of 1.321 due to low scores in domestic and international conflict, plus high levels of societal safety.
8. Czech Republic
It scored 1.337 points because it doesn’t spend much on its military and has a low crime rate. It moved down one spot from the year before.
Japan has a score of 1.36 on the peace index because it has a low homicide rate and its citizens can’t get their hands on weapons, plus transport is good, particularly its high speed trains.
It scored 1.366 points on the peace index making it the no 10 on our list as it has a low crime rate.
MFS Africa acquires US-based global tech company
MFS Africa acquires US-based global tech company.
In a rare acquisition of a US tech company by an African tech company, MFS Africa, Africa’s largest digital payments network, on Tuesday announced that it has reached an agreement to buy Global Technology Partners (GTP).
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, GTP is the number one processor for prepaid cards in Africa, with over 80 banks – including UBA, Ecobank, BIA, Stanbic, Coris, NSIA and Zenith Bank – using its platform. GTP’s client base covers 34 countries and is fully connected to the Visa, Mastercard, GIM, GIMAC and Verve networks for which it provides the processing.
This acquisition enables MFS Africa to further deepen its offering to Africa’s gig economy, the business travel market and the millions who eagerly want to participate in the global digital commerce through card credentials linked to mobile money wallets – rather than bank accounts – for seamless and secure online purchases. It also expands MFS Africa’s bank and fintech base and provides tokenisation for the mobile money world in connection with the traditional card scheme ecosystems such as Visa and Mastercard.
Founder and CEO of MFS Africa, Dare Okoudjou, said: “This is a momentous milestone for us and Africa’s tech ecosystem – on many levels. It’s something of a first for an African tech company to acquire a US tech company of GTP’s size and stature, and we’re delighted to be welcoming the GTP team to the MFS Africa family. Their expertise enables us to extend our value proposition of last-mile connectivity to African banks and to accelerate our offering of card connectivity to mobile money users and other fintech companies operating across the continent. The combined operations have immense and exciting growth potential, and with our extended portfolio, we are now truly an omnichannel payments company.”
Robert Merrick, founder and chairman of Global Technology Partners, commented: “GTP’s established position as Africa’s number one prepaid card processor has been built on its unique, flexible platform that actively helps prepaid cards to succeed. We have become the leader of prepaid cards in Africa because of our people, who have genuine in-depth knowledge not only of the prepaid card business but also of the realities that African card users face. We connect the right solution to the right markets with the right products. MFS Africa is an ideal home for GTP, and we are focused on adding new features and functionalities to our platform, signing up new clients, expanding into new countries, driving growth and making a significant contribution to growing MFS Africa’s business and its network of networks.”
Following GTP’s acquisition, MFS Africa plans to further invest in GTP’s current card programmes with banks and bring to these all the innovation and possibilities offered by the MFS Africa HUB – including seamless interoperability with Mobile Money.
The company will also leverage GTP’s stack to fast-track card programmes for MNOs and FinTechs across Africa. Lastly, MFS Africa intends to leverage GTP’s presence in the USA to expand its commercial activities in North America.
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