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Academic IELTS-performing countries: Nigeria ranked joint fifth among the top countries in 2022
Nigerian academic IELTS test takers scored an average of 6.7 out of 9 in 2022, placing the country joint 5th globally with Ghana, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Spanish academic IELTS test takers topped the list with an overall score of 7.1.

African mobile gaming: Nigeria leads in spending, Egypt tops in number of spenders
Newzoo, a provider of video game and gamer data, reported that in 2023, Nigerian mobile gamers spent approximately $229.7m — the highest expenditure in Africa — boasting a sizable 14.7m spenders. Egypt's gamers spent an estimated $212.6m and occupied second place in Africa's mobile gaming expenditure ranking.

Only 3 African countries had 100% access to electricity as of 2021
Only 8% of South Sudan's population had access to electricity as of 2021, representing Africa's lowest percentage. Although eight countries boasted between 90% and 100% access to electricity, more than 50% of the population of 24 other countries were without electricity.

Chad and Nigeria had the lowest life expectancies in Africa as of 2023
The African countries with the highest life expectancies as of 2023 are: Algeria - 77 years, Tunisia - 77 years, Cape Verde - 77 years, Mauritius - 76 years. The African countries with the lowest life expectancies: Central African Republic - 55 years, Lesotho - 55 years, Nigeria - 54 years, Chad - 54 years.

Kenya's government will contribute only 19.1% of the cost of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lane in Nairobi
Kenya received $377.8 million (Sh50 billion) from a consortium of European agencies to build a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lane in Nairobi in 2023 which is also the first electric bus lane in the East Africa region. The European Union will provide $48.9 million (Sh6.47 billion) in grants, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) will jointly support the project with $256.8 million (Sh33.9 billion), and Kenya will bring $72.0 million (Sh9.5 billion).

Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world by 2050
Nigeria was the seventh most populous nation in the world in 2020, with 206.1 million people. Projected to reach a population of 401.3 million by 2050, Nigeria will rank third after India (1st) and China (2nd). According to Institut national d'études démographiques' projections, Nigeria, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Egypt, Tanzania, and Kenya will be among the world’s top 20 most populous countries by 2050.

Top ten African countries by estimated number of films produced annually
The Nigerian movie industry, mainly financed via public or private funding and international grants, produces the most films in Africa, yearly. Nigeria produced more than double the number of films that the Ghanaian and Kenyan movie industries produce annually.

Top African countries by the economic impact of the six-hour Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outage on October 4, 2021
The massive six-hour outage that took down Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on October 4, 2021, is estimated to have cost Nigeria more than any other African country. Here are the top 20 most affected African countries.

Top African countries by number of citizens studying in the US in 2020
As of 2020, more Nigerians were studying in the US than Ghanaians, Kenyans, Ethiopians, and South Africans combined. Here are the number of international students from Africa who were studying in the US in 2020.

Top African countries by medals won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Since Nigeria's first attendance at the Olympic games, the country has won a total of 27 medals; 3 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals. Following the just concluded Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, we look at the African countries by Olympic medals won in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic games.

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