The two tasks that are the most time-hungry for African women is fetching water and collecting fuel, typically taking up half of a year's work (Photo/ Flickr/ Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID)

What Has Men’s Love Of Sports Got To Do With Women Collecting Firewood? You Will Be Surprised

Poverty in Africa is not only a function of income, it is also a function of time. Because African women do the bulk of domestic chores, men have the time to love sports; they have time to have hobbies and acquire addictions.

Mary Keitany (Kenya), Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) and Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) take the lead in the women's marathon at the 2012 London Olympics. Gelana won gold, and set an Olympic record. (Photo/ Wikimedia commons)

Africa At The Olympics: Success At The Games Has Something To Do With The Status Of Women

The most unexpected factor that predicts Olympic success is the participation of women in sport, which acts as a proxy indicator on the status of women in the country.