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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 10:33 GMT 11:33 UK
How Africans rank their countries
Composite L-R: Nigerian voter, Morama Tshotlego from Botswana [AFP], Liberians [AP] and beach in Mauritius

Ahead of the publication of a new survey on Tuesday designed to promote the rule of law and democracy, the BBC News website asked people in Africa to assess their own countries.

The Ibrahim Index, financed by Sudanese mobile phone magnate Mo Ibrahim, ranked sub-Saharan Africa's 48 countries according to criteria such as corruption, security, human rights and development. Mauritius has been named as the best-governed nation and Somalia, the worst.

We asked six BBC News website readers for their views. Click on the links below to read their opinions.

Joseph
Professional, 50
Botswana

Clement
Volunteer, 38
Liberia

Priya
Receptionist, 30
Mauritius

Donaman
Student, 25
Nigeria

Birungi
Ngo worker, 35
Rwanda

Dr Hawa
Doctor, 60
Somalia

The contributors are selected from as wide a cross-section of people as possible but may not be representative of wider public opinion.


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