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What is the out of school rate for girls in Africa?
The out-of-school rate for girls in Africa, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a significant concern. As per the World Bank data, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the completion rate at the lower secondary education level for girls is 43%. This rate further declines to a mere 25% at the upper secondary le...
By how much, on average, have Mount Kenya’s glaciers declined?
The current retreat rates of the African mountain glaciers are higher than the global mean and if this continues will lead to total deglaciation by the 2040s. Mount Kenya is expected to be deglaciated a decade sooner, which will make it one of the first entire mountain ranges to lose glaciers due to...
How many universities are there in Africa?
As of 2023, there are 2,389 universities in Africa according to the UniRanks Africa University Rankings. This is an increase from 2020, when there were 1,225 officially recognized higher-education institutions in Africa as reported by the UniRank database. The growth in the number of uni...
How does Sub-Saharan Africa compare with other regions based on perceived public-sector corruption?
Sub-Saharan Africa continues to face significant challenges with public sector corruption, as indicated by the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International. The region's average score remains the lowest globally, dropping to 32 on a scale where zero signifies high corruption...