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Standings

Group AGPWDLGDP
Guinea2110+24
Mali2110+24
Namibia2101-13
Chad2002-30
Group BGPWDLGDP
Uganda2110+24
Burkina Faso2110+14
Malawi2101-13
South Sudan2002-20
Group CGPWDLGDP
Ghana2200+36
South Africa2101-13
Sudan2101+33
Sao Tome e Principe2002-50
Group DGPWDLGDP
Gambia2110+24
Gabon2110+14
Congo DR202002
Angola2002-30
Group EGPWDLGDP
Morocco2110+34
Central African Republic1100+23
Mauritania101001
Burundi2002-50
Group FGPWDLGDP
Mozambique2110+24
Cameroon2110+14
Cape Verde Islands202002
Rwanda2002-30
Group GGPWDLGDP
Comoros Islands2110+14
Kenya202002
Egypt202002
Togo2011-11
Group HGPWDLGDP
Algeria2200+66
Zimbabwe101001
Botswana2011-11
Zambia1001-50
Group IGPWDLGDP
Senegal2200+56
Congo2100+13
Guinea-Bissau210103
Eswatini2002-60
Group JGPWDLGDP
Tunisia1100+33
Tanzania1100+13
Equatorial Guinea1001-10
Libya1001-30
Group KGPWDLGDP
Madagascar1100+13
Ethiopia210103
Ivory Coast210103
Niger1001-10
Group LGPWDLGDP
Nigeria2200+36
Benin210103
Sierra Leone2011-11
Lesotho2011-21