According to the index, the worst places to be a woman in Africa are Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Libya and Guinea, in that order. It seems that harsh life of the desert and arid Sahel exerts its greatest price on women
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School officials are allowed to expel pregnant girls, and they often do, to prevent the girls being a “bad influence” on others. That means that in most cases, getting married is the only option available to pregnant girls.
Millions of out girls remain out of school in Africa, but the last 10 years has seen dramatic progress in several countries