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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Liberia is Africa's Oldest Republic South Sudan is the Newest

Liberia is Africa's oldest Republic since July 1847 and in July 2012, South Sudan became the newest African Republic. 

Africa rests on both sides of the equator the range of climate and soil conditions on the continent Africa has created a diverse continent which any map of Africa cannot sufficiently document.

Daily life in Mamobi neighborhood in Accra, Ghana
Daily life in Mamobi neighborhood in Accra, Ghana

North Africa South Africa West Africa East Africa  Central Africa

Africa’s geography is as diverse as its food from the Sahara and Kalahari deserts, tropical regions, subarctic snow-capped volcanic Mount Kilimanjaro, to savannas, plains, and rain forests. The range of climate and soil conditions in Africa has created a diversity of vegetables, fruits, wild and domesticated animals.


Africa is the only continent to extend from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. 

Listing of the countries of Africa by regions

Africa
People of Africa
Eastern Africa
·       Burundi
·       Comoros
·       Djibouti
·       Eritrea
·       Ethiopia
·       Kenya
·       Madagascar
·       Malawi
·       Mauritius
·       Mozambique
·       Reunion
·       Rwanda
·       Seychelles
·       Somalia
·       Uganda
Two girls from the village of Suleja which is a city in Niger State, Nigeria
Two girls from the village of Suleja
which is a city in Niger State, Nigeria
·       Tanzania
·       Zambia
·       Zimbabwe

Central (middle) Africa
·       Angola
·       Cameroon
·       Central African Republic
·       Chad
·       Congo
·       Democratic Republic of the Congo
·       Equatorial Guinea
·       Gabon
·       Sao Tome and Principe

Friends playing chess in Kampala the capital and largest city of Uganda.
Friends playing chess in Kampala the
capital and largest city of Uganda.
Northern Africa
·       Algeria
·       Egypt
·       Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya)
·       Morocco
·       Sudan
·       South Sudan
·       Tunisia

Southern Africa
·       Botswana
·       Lesotho
·       Namibia
·       South Africa
·       eSwatini

Western Africa
·       Benin
·       Burkina Faso
·       Republic of Cabo Verde
Teacher Elizabeth Toe teaches class at Billy Town Primary in Brewerville, Montserrado County, Liberia
Teacher Elizabeth Toe teaches class at Billy Town Primary
 in Brewerville, Montserrado County, Liberia
·       Côte d'Ivoire
·       The Gambia
·       Ghana
·       Guinea
·       Guinea-Bissau
·       Liberia
·       Mali
·       Mauritania
·       Niger
·       Nigeria
·       Senegal
·       Sierra Leone
·       Togo

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A Republic is a country that is governed by elected leaders rather than by a king or queen.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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