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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 facilities, resources, and staffing from some of the countries not currently covered by the World Bank datasets. There seems to be ~218 education related datasets ...


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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, technical training institutes, community colleges, nursing schools, research laboratories, centers of excellence, and distance learning centers One place to start ...


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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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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 skilled labour, and building materials available, but such constraints apply everywhere. Other deciding factors might include risk of earthquake, and likely ...


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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" >streets.osm The only real challenge is having enough space for the unzipped planet.osm file (or individual continents or countries) and then running ...


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You can get some spatial data by selcting your country name. http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata?


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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 Server (GNS) for foreign countries. They have a dataset per country, in some countries the numbers are however rounded and have lower precision than in others: ...


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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://faostat.fao.org/ Here's the link to the World Bank's datasets on Farming in Rural Areas of the World: http://data.worldbank.org/topic/agriculture-and-rural-...


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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 common license.


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You might also want to keep an eye on the independent think tanks & research organisations that post their data on openAFRICA.net. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), for example, maintains ~115 Africa-specific datasets on the portal. Here's the link: http://africaopendata.org/organization/ilri


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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%20surveys%20%28dhs%29


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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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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 statistics with country polygons to obtain annual values per country. You can get country shapefiles at http://www.naturalearthdata.com/features/


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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 prior to being published and there's very limited international co-operation between these agencies. So chances that someone has already compiled such data are ...


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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 which you will only get by asking the authors of the respective papers themselves. We are currenly working on a networks data set covering over fifty villages in ...


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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 account (free) before you can request data. The data is available per lat/lon grid point, so you'll have to look up which grid points are within which country. ...


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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 component and the 10 metre V wind component where the U component is the wind speed from East to West, and the V component the wind speed from South to North. ...


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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 exactly the right thing, so here's a link dump of all the relevant-sounding data sources I found. If you do find exactly what you want at one of these links, please ...


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You can search for startups in crunchbase using "Africa" in Location filtre.


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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/DataDoorsWeb/Order.aspx Good luck


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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/group/finance


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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 scrapers that are off the shelf that will help you.


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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 Transparency Initiative (IATI)’s geocoding element that has contributed to geonames.org’s more comprehensive coverage.


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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 following link: https://www.datafirst.uct.ac.za/dataportal/index.php/catalog/DATA/about This link takes you to DataFirst, an Open Data portal belonging to the ...


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yeah those images are available you can contact me if you are in RWANDA +250 782368287


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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 every 5 years: 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, ... http://www.fao.org/forestry/fra/en/


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