2014 World Cup: Key Facts About Africa’s 5 Participating Countries


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ALGERIA

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Picture Above: Mediterranean view from Algiers rooftop.

Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia

Population: 38 813 722

Literacy Rate: Overall – 72.6% l Male – 81.3% l Female – 63.9%

GDP (purchasing power parity): $284.7 billion

GDP Growth Rate: 3.1%

Unemployment Rate: 10.3%

Population below poverty line: 23%

CAMEROON

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Picture Above: Lake Nyos is a crater lake on the flank of an inactive volcano.

Location: Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria

Population: 23 130 708

Literacy Rate: Overall – 71.3% l Male – 78.3% l 64.8%

GDP (purchasing power parity): $53.16 billion

GDP Growth Rate: 4.6%

Unemployment Rate: 30%

Population below poverty line: 48%

COTE D’IVOIRE

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Picture Above: Mothers start a club to invest in girls’ education.

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

Population: 22 848 945

Literacy Rate: Overall – 56.9% l Male – 65.6% l Female – 47.6%

GDP (purchasing power parity): $43.67 billion

GDP Growth Rate: 8%

Unemployment Rate: N/A

Population below poverty line: 42%

GHANA

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Picture Above: Performers at Ghana sporting event.

Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo

Population: 25 758 108

Literacy Rate: Overall – 71.5% l Male – 78.3% l Female – 65.3%

GDP (purchasing power parity): $90.41 billion

GDP Growth Rate: 7.9%

Unemployment Rate: 11%

Population below poverty line: 28.5%

NIGERIA

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Picture Above: Aerial view of photo festival in the capital city, Lagos.

Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon

Population: 177 155 754

Literacy Rate: Overall – 61.3% l Male – 72.1% l Female – 50.4%

GDP (purchasing power parity): $478.5 billion

GDP Growth Rate: 6.2%

Unemployment Rate: 23.9%

Population below poverty line: 70%

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