Some of the ‘happiest’ countries in Africa also have high FGM rates, they score badly on representation of women in politics, and female folk tend to be treated badly in these countries. A contradiction?
When it comes to taxes, the focus tends to be on how high the rate is. But some countries also have to contend with a long laundry list of taxes
Population distribution is very uneven due to soil and terrain variations. The population is generally concentrated in the south and along the major north-south highway connecting the coast to the Sahel
Although individual countries do relatively well, Africa represents a tiny percentage of international tourist arrivals – just over 4% of the total number
TB is a worldwide pandemic; though as at 2006 the highest rates per capita are in Africa (29% of all TB cases), half of all new cases are in 6 Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines