Africa Go Somewhere World Facts

African Countries Where People Live the Longest and Shortest

Data Source: World Bank via Life Expectancy at Birth (Total Years)

Per World Bank’s most current data (2015) on life expectancy, people in the following African countries  live the longest and shortest at birth across the continent. The 2015 average life expectancy at birth across the global population was 72, according to the World Bank and 71.4 according to the  World Health Organization (WHO).

Longest Life Expectancy

6. São Tomé and Príncipe – 67 years

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6. Senegal – 67 years

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5. Egypt – 71 years

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4. Libya – 72 years

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3. Seychelles – 73 years

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3. Cape Verde – 73 years

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2. Morocco – 74 years

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2. Mauritius – 74 years

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1. Tunisia – 75 years

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1.Algeria – 75 years

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Shortest Life Expectancy 

5. Nigeria – 53 years

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5. Angola – 53 years

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4. Ivory Coast- 52 years

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4. Chad – 52 years

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3. Central African Republic – 51 years

3. Sierra Leone – 51 years

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2. Lesotho – 50 years

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1.Swaziland – 49 years

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