Zimbabwe has for the third consecutive time ranked first and is the only African country with a literacy rate of over 90 percent. South Africa is ranked third with 86.40 percent and Kenya fourth with 85.10 percent.
According to the list, Malawiâ€™s literacy rate stands at 62.70 percent while Zambia ranks 13th with a literacy rate of 80.60 percent. Tanzania ranked 19 at 69.40 percent , Nigeria 21 at 68 percent and Egypt at 16 with a literacy rate of 71.40 percent among others.
Those ranking lower than Malawi in literacy rates include Ghana, Sudan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Chad, Liberia and Cote dâ€™Ivoire.
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