Africa no continent for old men

23 March 2016 - 08:39 By © The Daily Telegraph

Today we explore the world according to life expectancy.Africa is the only continent where nations have an average life expectancy below 60, and there are 28 of them.Even relatively developed South Africa's dying age is 59.The lowest life expectancy is in Sierra Leone - just 46 - followed by Lesotho, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria and Swaziland.There are a few notable exceptions in Africa, such as Namibia (where the age is 67), Morocco (71), Egypt (71), Algeria (72), Libya (75) and Tunisia (76).Japan is where people live longest - 84 on average, according to the World Health Organisation. It is followed by six countries on 83 years: Andorra, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore and San Marino.

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