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Where can I find data on African higher education institutions?

The World Bank data is useful, but not comprehensive. You might also want to keep an eye on data posted to openAFRICA.net for examination & graduation results, as well as data about education ...
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Where can I find data on African higher education institutions?

What you called "higher education" the World Bank calls "tertiary education". including universities as well as institutions that teach specific capacities of higher learning such as colleges, ...
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Data on the number of cats and dogs kept as pets in Asia and Africa

This Paper provides tables of ownership estimates of dogs and cats for most world countries. There is a description of the collection methodology.
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Where can I find earthquake resistant school design?

I'm not sure why schools in Africa should be designed in any different way than buildings for housing people for other purposes elsewhere. There might be constraints to do with cost, availability of ...
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Seeking globally available road data for medium-scaled maps (1:200.000)

Despite your reluctance to use OSM data, check out osmfilter, and in particular objectfilter, which is exactly designed for this purpose. ./osmfilter africa.osm --keep="highway=primary =secondary" &...
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Data on radio station tower locations in Africa

OpenCellid is an open cell tower database offered by Unwired Labs and claims to be "The world's largest Open Database of Cell Towers". You simply need to sign up for an API key to access the data via ...
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Where can I get vector datasets for Nasarawa state in Nigeria?

You can get some spatial data by selcting your country name. http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata?
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Open data on African social networks at the micro level

This doesn't exist as of now. There are very limited datasets on social networks at the micro-level. Especially if you're interested in full village census, you are restricted to very few data sets ...
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Open datasets for affiliation networks between African farmers?

The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) collects and publishes a lot of data on Africa related to farming. Here's the entry point into the FAO's Statistics Database (FAOSTAT): http://...
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Coordinates of villages in The Gambia/Senegal

You can find the information you are looking for (cities, villages, populated places) with their local and english name and coordinates at the US National Geospatial Agency's (NGA) Geographic Name ...
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Data on forest cover (land use) in The Gambia from 2010 or more recent

Have a look at the global Forest Change cover From Hansen et al. They used Landsat 7 images from 2000 to 2013 to assess forest cover changes. Tiles can be downloaded from their website under creative ...
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Coordinates of villages in The Gambia/Senegal

Have you taken a look at Open Street Map (OSM)? The data are downloadable and it is always being updated. If you happen to have more detail than OSM, you could always contribute to the data set.
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Annual Mean temperature of Africa countries for past 50 years?

A good source 1961-1999 is http://gaez.fao.org/Main.html# lots of atmospheric parameters can be found at (1979-2015): http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/interim-full-daily/ You can use zonal ...
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Data on alcohol usage, addictions, disease in Africa

usaid's demographic and health surveys collect alcohol consumption in some surveys. you could start working with the microdata here http://www.asdfree.com/search/label/demographic%20and%20health%...
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Rainfall, climate change data

The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts hosts a database with this information here: http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/interim-full-daily/levtype=sfc/ They require you to create an ...
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Spatial Wind Direction/Speed Data

The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts hosts a database with this information here: http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/interim-full-daily/levtype=sfc/ You'll want the 10 metre U wind ...
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Data on ethnicity of African names

I guess something like that would have to be computed from micro-data, prior to anonymization. Ideal would be censuses, but they are always conducted by the local statistical agencies and anonymized ...
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Data on radio station tower locations in Africa

Open Street Map has some data on radio towers.
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Theewaterskloof Dam Bathymetry

Inland bathymetry data for South Africa is not easy to locate. I found some sources that seem promising. I don't have time right now to fully dig through each of these sources to see if they have ...
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Landsat 5 missing archives in Africa

not sure about why. I am currently doing a project on Nigeria, and I have had issues finding particular images. I am using Landsat 8, 7 gave me murky images. Have you tried other landsat satellites?
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Social trust/faith in political system datasets for Africa pre-2000?

For 1995-1999, there would be the Corruption Perception Index from Transparency International which includes some African countries.
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I am looking for data on temperature by country

You can try: https://www.globalclimatemonitor.org/# There you can select data by country and of course you can download time series data.
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Tanzania Life Table

Tanzania Life Table 2013 data collected from UNICEF website “State of the World children 2015 Tanzania Statistical table”
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Zimbabwe Satelitte Imagery

If this is what you are lookkng for and I'd check them out: https://openaerialmap.org/ https://cidr.cr.usgs.gov/login/?RET_ADDR=https%3A%2F%2Fcidr.cr.usgs.gov%2F https://www.datadoors.net/...
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Where can I find Open Data on Nigeria's Annual Budget?

Nigeria has a federal level open data site: http://data.edostate.gov.ng/ The link below is to the category on Finance. Of the datasets listed, one is labeled 2015 Budget. http://data.edostate.gov.ng/...
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Facebook data Africa

that would be a very lengthy procedure, what you are looking to do is data-scrape using facebook's api. This could be built in python. Take a look on google for a few tutorials. There are some data ...
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Coordinates of villages in The Gambia/Senegal

I find Genomes (geonames.org) as currently the most comprehensive source still for town/village coordinates in that region of Africa. A lot of work has been added as part of the International Aid ...
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Data on alcohol usage, addictions, disease in Africa

The Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa (DATA) research unit based at the University of Cape Town makes its microlevel data (such as from surveys) available. To access this data you can use the ...
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Data on forest cover (land use) in The Gambia from 2010 or more recent

The FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment does not have map data, but does have a lot of aggregated data and trends on forests for each country in the world. The assessment and report is updated ...

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