Legal Ages of Consent by Country in Africa
What is the legal Age of Consent in countries in Africa?
In Africa, the age of consent is the legal age at which an individual is considered mature enough to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape, and can result in severe punishment under local laws.
The lowest age of consent in Africa is open-ended, due to marriage laws, and the highest age of consent in Africa is 18. For more information and a map, see age of consent laws around the world. Click on any country in the table below for details on the local age of consent.
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