The family is the foundation of society, and its dynamics can have a ripple effect on the broader community. Despite its importance, the family is not immune to challenges. Divorce is a common phenomenon in Africa, despite the continent’s strong family bonds and communal values.
Rapid urbanization, modernization, and globalization are ushering in a wave of transformation that is questioning deeply rooted traditions. As a result, there is a noticeable wave of divorce.
Divorce is a legal process that dissolves a marriage, making both parties involved single and free to remarry. It can be a challenging and emotionally taxing experience, with significant financial repercussions.
Limited data on divorce in Africa exists, but a report by Wisevoter offers insights into global divorce statistics by country. The following are the African countries with the highest divorce rates:
|Rank||Country||Divorce rate||Global rank|
|1||Libya||2.5 per 1k||18|
|2||Egypt||2.2 per 1k||23|
|3||Mauritius||1.7 per 1k||50|
|4||Algeria||1.6 per 1k||53|
|5||Seychelles||1.5 per 1k||65|
|6||Sudan||1.5 per 1k||67|
|7||South Africa||0.6 per 1k||109|