BY Novieku Babatunde Adeola, 9:33am July 12, 2019,

Top 5 African countries with more women than men

Photo: Miss Mama Africa Beauty Contest

The United Nations provides annual statistics on the global ratio of women to men under several categories including population, health, women and men in families, education, work and political decision making.

The statistics seek to highlight and monitor the growth and progress of women around the globe in the wake of gender equality and gender parity.

According to the United Nations, the average global sex ratio in 2018 is 101.783 to 100. It means that there are 101,783 males for every 100,000 females.

Only 12 countries have a sex ratio of fewer than 90.0 men to 100 women and 37 countries have less than 95.0 men to 100 women. There are more females than males in 128 countries. 160 countries have a better sex ratio than the world average.

Africa is no different and here are 5 countries from the continent that have a high female to male gender ratio.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: July 12, 2019


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