Rwanda leads not just Africa, but the world; nine countries in the world do not have a single woman parliamentarian in their legislative houses – these are Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman, and six other tiny island nations.
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Mozambique, Ghana and Tanzania are the countries that have the most economic opportunities open to women. By contrast, it is difficult for a woman to work in Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia.
It’s a hazard, but one good way to figure out if an African country has a high level of representation for women in official public life, is to check its attitude toward gays.
Rwanda has the continent’s (and the world’s) highest percentage of women in Parliament; generally, East African countries score highly.