As more used vehicles are imported into Africa likewise vehicle ownership also increases; as a result of this, high rate of road traffic accident is undoubtedly very high. This is even worst among commercial motorcycle operators in some countries in Africa e.g. Nigeria; Tanzania etc

For instance, The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in South Africa, an agency responsible for road safety administration in South Africa, shows in its annual report for the year 2014 to 2015 that more than 4,500 people died on road accidents.

More so, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) reports show that more than 1 in 4 traffic accident deaths in Africa occur on Nigeria roads.

However, as a result of high rate of accident in Africa and the consequences thereof, hence, in May, 2014 WHO published the death rate per 100,000 and the rank of each country in the world.

Here below are the death rate & the ranking:

WORLD RANKING OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN AFRICA

Death Rate per 100,000

S/N REGION RANK RATE WORLD RANK
1. Uganda 37.14 7
2. Burkina Faso 36.56 8
3. Nigeria 35.39 9
4. Angola 34.96 10
5. Guinea Bissau 34.37 11
6. Mauritania 33.75 13
7. Comoros 32.52 15
8. Mali 32.49 16
9. Sudan 31.13 18
10. Niger 30.59 20
11. Tanzania 29.12 21
12. Eritrea 27.94 22
13. Sierra Leone 27.40 25
14. Benin 27.30 26
15. Chad 27.04 27
16. Zambia 26.51 29
17. Lesotho 25.94 30
18. Liberia 25.48 31
19. Senegal 25.47 32
20. Kenya 25.11 35
21. South Africa 24.64 37
22. Ghana 24.60 38
23. Gambia 24.55 39
24. Cote D’ivoire 24.51 40
25. Rwanda 24.06 43
26. Madagascar 23.43 44
27. Namibia 22.82 47
28. DR Congo 22.53 48
29. Mozambique 22.23 51
30. Malawi 22.12 52
31. Botswana 22.04 53
32. Djibouti 21.90 54
33. Burundi 21.83 56
34. South Sudan 21.80 57
35. Somalia 21.65 58
36. Camerom 21.27 60
37. Gabon 21.23 61
38. Guinea 20.33 66
39. Ethiopia 20.16 68
40. Cape Verde 20.06 69
41. Swaziland 18.31 79
42. Togo 18.03 81
43. Congo 17.53 82
44. Central Africa 16.25 93
45. Mauritius 12.89 108
46. Equatorial Guinea 12.27 116
47. Zimbabwe 10.65 126

 

It is important to note that WHO exclude cause of death data by broad accident for the following countries:-

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Island, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Nine, Palau, Saint Kilts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, & Vanuatu.