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African Countries by Literacy Rate

Among the African countries, Seychelles has the highest literacy rate whereas Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan and Mali are amongst the countries having lowest literacy rate.

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African Countries by Literacy Rate Libya Seychelles Tunisia Mauritius Algeria Cape Verde Egypt Morocco Comoros Madagascar Eritrea Mauritania Equatorial Guinea Botswana Senegal Togo Ghana Benin Guinea Kenya Ethiopia The Gambia The Gambia Cote Dlvorie Democratic Republic of Congo Republic of Congo Burkina Cameroon Gabon Niger Uganda Tanzania Burundi Sudan Mali Rwanda Somalia Namibia Chad Swaziland Lesotho South Africa Lesotho Nigeria Zimbabwe Djibouti Central African Republic Guinea Liberia Mozambique Angola Zambia Malawi
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African Countries by Literacy Rate

S.noCountryLiteracy Rate in %
1Seychelles91.8
2Zimbabwe91.2
3Namibia88
4South Africa88
5Sao Tome and Principe87.9
6Mauritius87.4
7Equatorial Guinea87
8Guinea87
9Libya86.8
10Gabon86.2
11Cape Verde83.8
12Botswana82.9
13Lesotho82.2
14Republic of the Congo81.1
15Swaziland79.6
16Tunisia77.7
17Algeria75.4
18Comoros75.1
19Kenya73.6
20Uganda73.6
21Tanzania72.3
22Nigeria72
23Malawi71.8
24Madagascar70.7
25Zambia70.6
26Djibouti70.3
27Cameroon67.9
 
S.noCountryLiteracy Rate in %
28Angola67.4
29Democratic Republic of the Congo67.2
30Eritrea67.2
31Egypt66.4
32Ghana65
33Rwanda64.9
34Guinea-Bissau64.6
35Sudan60.9
36Burundi59.3
37Mauritania55.8
38Morocco55.6
39Togo53.2
40Coted'Ivoire48.7
41Central African Republic48.6
42Mozambique44.4
43The Gambia42.5
44Senegal41.9
45Benin40.5
46Sierra Leone38.1
47Ethiopia35.9
48Chad31.8
49Burkina Faso28.7
50Niger28.7
51South Sudan27
52Mali26.2
53LiberiaN/A
54SomaliaN/A
* Source: United Nations Development Programme Report 2009

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Last Updated Date: March 7th, 2018