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Is Zimbabwe’s adult literacy rate the highest in Africa?

To see where Zimbabwe’s literacy rate ranks in Africa, we consulted the most recent global literacy list produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), released in June 2013. UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimated that 83.6{289ae6f5d0a55057cfb70144e029e1d20b2e3636acbe1142853455ad4708a0fe} of Zimbabweans aged 15 and older were literate in 2011. This estimation was based on Zimbabwe’s 2011 Demographic and Health Survey results. A senior statistician and policy analyst at UNESCO, Nicole... More

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