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Nigeria Missing Out On 7 Important African Ranking Lists

Nigeria has been regarded as the Giant of Africa owing to its large population, economy and other things, but there are some important African ranking lists where the country is missing.

The lists include countries with the fastest internet speed in Africa, countries with the best water supply in Africa and countries with best roads in Africa.

Others include Africa’s best football Clubs, best African Countries To Do Business, Highest Average Life Expectancy in Africa and Africa’s Highest Literacy Rates.

The African ranking lists were compiled by credible organizations to keep people informed about some facts about African countries and the African continent at large.

You will recall that a few weeks ago, there were controversies as regards 5G Network in Nigeria.

While many threw their weight behind the network, others kicked against it, stating the health implications it might have on Nigerians.

African Ranking Lists
5G Network generated controversies in Nigeria

African Ranking Lists

Fastest Internet Speed in Africa 

1. Madagascar (22.57 Mbps) 

2. South Africa (8.40 Mbps) 

3. Kenya (7.62 Mbps) 

4. Morocco (5.48 Mbps) 

5. Mauritius (5.02 Mbps) 

6. Tunisia (4.64 Mbps) 

7. Namibia (3.39) 

8. Rwanda (3.34) 

9. Cape Verde (3.31) 

10. Uganda (3.22)

Source: Cable.

African Countries With The Best Water Supply 

1. Morocco 

2. Namibia 

3. Seychelles 

4. Tunisia 

5. Egypt 

6. Algeria 

7. Eswatini 

8. South Africa 

9. Mauritius 

10. Ghana 

11. Rwanda 

12. Burundi 

13. Uganda 

14. The Gambia 

15. Botswana 

Source: WEF Reliability of Water Supply.

African Countries With The Best Roads 

1. Namibia 

2. Egypt 

3. Rwanda 

4. Morocco 

5. Mauritius 

6. South Africa 

7. Senegal 

8. Kenya 

9. Tanzania 

10. Algeria 

11. Seychelles 

12. Eswatini 

13. Cape Verde

 Source: 2019 WEF Quality of Road Infrastructure.

Africa’s Best Football Clubs (2020) 

 1. Esperance de Tunis 

 2. TP Mazembe 

 3. Wydad Casablanca 

 4. Al-Ahly 

 5. Etoile du Sahel 

 6. Mamelodi Sundowns 

 7. Zamalek 

 8. Horoya 

 9. RS Berkane 

 10. USM Alger 

 Source: CAF 2019-2020 5-Star Rankings.

Best African Countries To Do Business (2020) 

1. Mauritius 

2. Rwanda 

3. Morocco 

4. Kenya

5. Tunisia 

6. South Africa 

7. Zambia 

8. Botswana

9. Togo 

10. Seychelles 

11. Namibia 

12. Malawi 

13. Cote d’Ivoire 

14. Djibouti 

Source: World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business.

Highest Average Life Expectancy in Africa 

1. Tunisia (67.3 years) 

2. Algeria (66.5 years) 

3. Cape Verde (65.9 years) 

4. Seychelles (65 years) 

5. Mauritius (64.8 years) 

6. Morocco (63.1 years) 

7. Mauritania (60.9) 

8. Egypt (60.8) 

Source: WEF Healthy Life Expectancy 2019.

Africa’s Highest Literacy Rates 

1. Equatorial Guinea (95%) 

2. Seychelles (94%) 

3. South Africa (93%) 

4. Libya (90%) 

5. Mauritius (89%) 

6. Botswana

7. Burundi (87%) 

8. Cape Verde (85%) 

9. Zimbabwe (84%) 

10. Eswatini (83%) 

11. Gabon (82%)

Source: World Population Review.

These lists should serve as a wake-up call for people at the helms of affairs in Nigeria to realise the need to put certain things in place, such that would make the country truly the Giant of Africa.

No gainsaying the fact that good roads, stable electricity, water supply, fast internet would contribute to factors that will attract investors, grow the nation’s economy and positively affect the life expectancy of Nigerians.

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