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Property Rights Index in Africa

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Botswana 70
Cape Verde 70
Mauritius 65
South Africa 50
Seychelles 50
Ghana 50
Malawi 45
Senegal 40
Madagascar 40
Lesotho 40
Gabon 40
Swaziland 40
Djibouti 30
Uganda 30
Gambia 30
Rwanda 30
Comoros 30
Tanzania 30
Ethiopia 30
Niger 30
Mozambique 30
Cameroon 30
Cote d'Ivoire 30
Zambia 30
Burkina Faso 30
Togo 30
Benin 30
Nigeria 30
Liberia 30
Namibia 30
Kenya 30
Mauritania 25
Burundi 20
Guinea 20
Mali 20
Guinea-Bissau 20
Sao Tome & P. 20
Chad 20
Angola 15
Sierra Leone 15
Zimbabwe 10
Congo(Brazza) 10
CAR 10
Eq. Guinea 10
Congo, DR 10
Eritrea 10

Africa: Property rights index

A subcomponent of the Index of Economic Freedom, the property rights index measures the degree to which a countrys laws protect private property rights, and the degree to which its government enforces those laws.

Higher scores are more desirable, i.e. property rights are better protected. Scores are from 0 to 100.

The index also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts.

The Global Property Guide considers protection of property rights as a significant factor affecting the desirability of a residential real estate investment.

Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal

Statistics for Africa. Africa is a desert so far as house-price statistics are concerned. The exception is South Africa, where ABSA Group releases good house price data, and has a monthly house price index.


Title: Residential property markets and investments in Africa

Description: Opportunities in residential property investment in Africa. A comparison of African countries on the basis of rental yields, taxes and investment prospects.

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