Percentage of Women in African Parliaments as of 1st May 2017

Rank

Country

Lower or single House

Upper House or Senate

Elections

Seats*

Women

% W

Elections

Seats*

Women

% W

1

Rwanda

16.09.2013

80

49

61.3%

26.09.2011

26

10

38.5%

2

Senegal

01.07.2012

150

64

42.7%

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3

South Africa 1

07.05.2014

400

166

41.5%

21.05.2014

54

19

35.2%

4

Namibia

29.11.2014

104

43

41.3%

08.12.2015

42

10

23.8%

5

Mozambique

15.10.2014

250

99

39.6%

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6

Ethiopia

24.05.2015

547

212

38.8%

05.10.2015

153

49

32.0%

7

Angola

31.08.2012

220

84

38.2%

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8

Burundi

29.06.2015

121

44

36.4%

24.07.2015

43

18

41.9%

8

United Republic of Tanzania

25.10.2015

393

143

36.4%

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10

Uganda

18.02.2016

449

154

34.3%

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11

Zimbabwe

31.07.2013

270

88

32.6%

31.07.2013

80

38

47.5%

12

Algeria

10.05.2012

462

146

31.6%

29.12.2015

143

10

7.0%

13

Tunisia

26.10.2014

217

68

31.3%

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14

Cameroon

30.09.2013

180

56

31.1%

14.04.2013

100

20

20.0%

15

Sudan

13.04.2015

426

130

30.5%

01.06.2015

54

19

35.2%

16

South Sudan

04.08.2016

383

109

28.5%

05.08.2011

50

6

12.0%

17

Mauritania

23.11.2013

147

37

25.2%

08.11.2009

56

8

14.3%

18

Lesotho

28.02.2015

120

30

25.0%

26.03.2015

33

8

24.2%

19

Somalia

23.10.2016

275

67

24.4%

23.10.2016

54

13

24.1%

20

Equatorial Guinea

26.05.2013

100

24

24.0%

26.05.2013

73

12

16.4%

21

Cabo Verde

20.03.2016

72

17

23.6%

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22

Eritrea

01.02.1994

150

33

22.0%

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23

Guinea

28.09.2013

114

25

21.9%

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24

Seychelles

08.09.2016

33

7

21.2%

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25

Morocco

07.10.2016

395

81

20.5%

02.10.2015

120

14

11.7%

26

Kenya

04.03.2013

350

68

19.4%

04.03.2013

68

18

26.5%

27

Madagascar

20.12.2013

151

29

19.2%

29.12.2015

63

13

20.6%

28

Sao Tome and Principe

12.10.2014

55

10

18.2%

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29

Zambia

11.08.2016

167

30

18.0%

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30

Togo

25.07.2013

91

16

17.6%

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31

Gabon

17.12.2011

117

20

17.1%

13.12.2014

102

18

17.6%

32

Niger

21.02.2016

171

29

17.0%

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33

Malawi

20.05.2014

192

32

16.7%

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34

Libya

25.06.2014

188

30

16.0%

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35

Egypt

17.10.2015

596

89

14.9%

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36

Guinea-Bissau

13.04.2014

102

14

13.7%

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37

Chad

13.02.2011

188

24

12.8%

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38

Ghana

07.12.2016

275

35

12.7%

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39

Sierra Leone

17.11.2012

121

15

12.4%

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40

Liberia

11.10.2011

73

9

12.3%

20.12.2014

30

3

10.0%

41

Mauritius

10.12.2014

69

8

11.6%

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42

Burkina Faso

29.11.2015

127

14

11.0%

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43

Djibouti

22.02.2013

65

7

10.8%

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44

Cote d'Ivoire

18.12.2016

255

27

10.6%

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45

Gambia

06.04.2017

58

6

10.3%

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46

Botswana

24.10.2014

63

6

9.5%

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47

Democratic Republic of the Congo

28.11.2011

492

44

8.9%

19.01.2007

108

5

4.6%

48

Mali

24.11.2013

147

13

8.8%

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49

Central African Republic

14.02.2016

140

12

8.6%

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50

Congo

15.07.2012

136

10

7.4%

12.10.2014

72

14

19.4%

51

Benin

26.04.2015

83

6

7.2%

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52

Swaziland

20.09.2013

65

4

6.2%

30.10.2013

30

10

33.3%

53

Comoros

25.01.2015

33

2

6.1%

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54

Nigeria

28.03.2015

360

20

5.6%

28.03.2015

108

7

6.5%

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