I was today years old when I discovered we currently have only 8 planets as Pluto has been relegated into a dwarf planet. Do you know this? Now you do.

A good number of us know so little about our world. Therefore, this post shall enlist interesting facts about Africa everyone should know.

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What You Should Know About Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. Out of the seven continents, only Asia is bigger than Africa.


Africa has 54 countries. The biggest country in Africa is Algeria, while the smallest is Seychelles.

Nigeria is the most populated African country.

Africa is home to one of the biggest deserts in the world, which is the Sahara desert. Also, River Nile is the largest river in the world and it is in Africa. 

Africa has some of the best wildlife reserves in the world. Tanzania’s Selous Safari is the biggest game reserve in Africa. It is home to a large number of predators like lions, leopards, wild dogs etc. It is a beautiful place to see elephants, buffalos and other interesting wildlife.

The Republic of Madagascar is an African country and the fourth-largest island in the world. It is situated in the Indian ocean and it is special due to its biodiversity. 

Kenya, an eastern African country, has a Giraffe manor. A place where you can enjoy a luxurious stay surrounded by Giraffe. A perfect vacation site.

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It is located in Tanzania close to its Kenya border.

Africa has suffered from war, poor leadership and hunger. Some of the disastrous wars fought in Africa are;

Nigerian Civil War—1967

Liberia Civil Wars

Somali Civil War—1991

Sudan Civil Wars

Rwandan Genocide—1994

Eritrean-Ethiopian War—1998

The Lord’s Resistance Army Insurgency—1987

Christianity and Islam are the dominant religions in Africa. Islam is dominant in northern Africa.

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