Rwanda has the largest proportion of women in parliament in the world...........retweet
Africa is rising: FACT!
Africa is a continent of over 1 billion people, speaking more than 1000 languages and crammed with inspirational people, successful entrepreneurship and bloody good fashion and music influencing as standard.
Last week, we asked you to give us your favourite facts and statistics about the great continent. As always you gave us the best you had making it hard for us to whittle them down. Thank you to everyone who submitted a fact or a statistic. Here are our favourite 15:
1.Africa accounts for 14% of the worlds population.
2.South Africa is ranked in top 5 countries globally for tourism growth. Three times the global average.
3.One of the world's first and oldest universities is in Timbuktu.
4.There are more films made in Nigeria’s Nollywood than Hollywood churning out over 200 a month.
5.African economies are amongst the fastest growing in the world with 6 of the 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa.
6.Sub-Saharan Africas annual GDP growth averaged 5.7% between 2000 & 2010
7.Malawi women’s netball team are ranked 5th in the world.
8.Over 290million mosquito nets have been delivered to Africa to date.
9.Youth literacy rates in Ghana increased from 71% in 2000 to 78% in 2009
10.There are now 29 African stock exchanges - up from 5 in 1989.
11.16 African countries have a larger proportion of women in parliament than the UK.
12.There are 268 million pastoralists in Africa utilising 43 % of Africa’s land mass and are contributing 10 to 44 % of the GDP.
13.There is snow at the equator, on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
14.Ghana’s agricultural sector has grown by an average of about 5% per year during the past 25 years, making it one of the world’s top performers.
15.One of the Global Atmosphere Watch's atmospheric research stations is based in Cape Point in Cape Town, South Africa is the site of.
One more for the road:
Giraffe's saliva is antiseptic!
Thanks to our contributors!