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Firstly, Africa is a continent and NOT a single country. At present it consists of 54 independent and self governing countries or territories.

As such, Africa does not have a single capital city or president.

  • Africa is the second largest continent in the world and is bisected midway (east to west) by the equator.
  • Africa is home to a wide variety of cultures and wildlife.
  • Africa has approximately 2,000 spoken languages and almost 4,000 local dialects.
  • Africa is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean to the east; the Mediterranean Sea separates Africa from Europe (to the north)

Africa is also known for its rich mineral resources, such as copper, iron, gold, diamonds and oil; this led to what is known as "the scramble for Africa" in the early 1800's by many European colonial powers who were in search of raw materials.

Africa was also central to the Slave Trade in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, with millions of people being displaced and relocated to North and South America and Europe.
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Why is Africa called Africa?

The First to use the name were the Romans, From their point of view Africa covered Tunisia and the most northern parts of Algeria and Libya. They may have gotten the idea for the name from from one of the peoples they met on the Continent, The Afri, They were a Berber tribe in the Carthage area.

Where is Africa?

Africa is south of Asia and Europe, west of Australia, east of South America, and north of Antarctica. Africa is located south of Europe and between the Alantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. . South of Europe and the Mediterranean Sea East of the Atlantic Ocean West of the Indian Ocean North of (MORE)

Who is the founder of Africa?

I guess you could say the God was the founder, or creator ofAfrica. Humans were created in Africa, so they didn't even'discover' Africa.

Is Jerusalem in Africa?

No. Jerusalem is in Asia, a few hundred kilometers from the Suez Canal (which is the border with Africa).

Why Africa is rich?

most parts of Africa are poor but some parts of Africa have a lot of money. Most people, when they think of Africa they think of poor people with no money, but not all of Africa is like that. A good friend of mine who comes from a part of Africa says that he has a wealthy family there. they became (MORE)

What is southwest Africa?

Southwest Africa is a region of the country of Africa. This regioni known for it's unique musical style and friendly society.

How wide is Africa?

a little more than 7240 Km (4525 m). But it obviously varies depending on the latitude

What is the meaning of Africa my Africa?

GIRL DIED IN 1993, A MAN BURIED HER IN HER OWN homewhen she was still alive. The murderer chanted, "Toma sota balcu" as heburied her. Now that you have read the chant, you will meet this littlegirl. In the middle of the night she will stand at the side of your bedstarring straight int your eyes She (MORE)

Is South Africa part of Africa?

Yes, the Republic of South Africa (formerly called the Union of South Africa) is a country on the southern tip of the continent of Africa. In addition, "south Africa," or "southern Africa," describes a region at the southern part of Africa that includes the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of (MORE)

What does Africa have?

Im new to Africa but so far I've seen that Africa has lots of trees and lots of flowers. It has holes to pee in and chickens, cows, and goats roam the streets. Africa is home to million of creepy-crawlies (of ALL sizes). Obviously it has African people all speaking Swahili. "Jambo!" "Jambo" "Habadi? (MORE)

What is in Africa?

Countries (i.e. Egypt, Kenya), deserts (i.e. The Sahara), jungles, rainforests, people (Africans), and animals (i.e. elephants, giraffes, lions), cars, computers, buildings, highways, hospitals, schools, universities, stadiums, TV stations.

Where and what is Africa?

Africa is a continent. It has the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It's the only continent to stretch across the Northern and Southern hemispheres. (MORE)

Are there tigers in Africa South Africa?

There once was tigers in Africa thousands of years ago. Now you can only find tigers in Captivity in Africa or in Asia. there are no tigers in South Africa but there was a tiger that was a pet and escaped ,in South Africa, but it was cought ^ That whole thing is a lie. You can find tigers in (MORE)

Is South Africa a country of Africa?

South Africa is a country located at the very south end of the continent of Africa. It is a large country and is arguably considered the economic powerhouse of the African continent. It is known officially as The Republic of South Africa, or RSA for short. South Africa has neighbouring countries (MORE)

What if Africa did not have lions?

If Africa lost lions the animals they prey on would likely overpopulate. This overpopulation would be a major spread of disease and starvation over time. This would make the whole system out of whack and the problems could spread.

What does the poem Africa my Africa mean?

it talks about a guy (the author) who has never been in Africa but who remains proud of the achievements of his continent; the author also sorts of talks about his pride in how the Africans got out of slavery and about how Africa keeps remains the bravest continent and stuff like that... In additio (MORE)

Why do you get wine from Africa?

Wines are produced in a number of countries in Africa, most notably in South africa. Wine production is limited in the UK because of the climate.

What is the tribe of Africa?

it is the hoona tibe. the leader is jessie brooking she is a independent women and is sufficientlly a black american soilder!

Why is Africa famous?

mostly famous for its lagerness or its famos for its slaves back before 1960 before President Lincoin came. ( i don't know how i knew that :) i just did) or its famuos for how people live mostly without eletricty well there is hundreds of reasons Africa is famous ( to some people Asia is famous) wel (MORE)

Is Caribbean in Africa?

No the Caribbean is not in Africa but it do consist of Africans. As well as East Idians, Chinese, Syrians, Europeans. Its is a chanin of islands and some main lands that is washed by the Caribbean sea and its South of South America.

Where is Somalia in Africa?

Somalia is at the boarder of Africa. It's seaboard stretches 3,025killometers so Somalia has the total area of 637,657 square kilometers (3,980 square miles of water). Somalia extends about 2,366 kilometers (1,470 miles) that is shared with Djibouti, 682 kilometers (424 miles) with Kenya, and 1,626 (MORE)

Who is the governor of Africa?

There is no governor of Africa. Africa is a continent made up of several countries, each of which has its own government

Is Africa overcrowded?

Not much, my cousin has been to many places in Africa and she told the places weren't really crowded except for Algeria, Sudan, Zaire, and Kenya.

Is Africa deserted?

No. Millions of people live in Africa. There are parts where thereare fewer people like in deserts and forests, but Africa also a lotof good land to live on and many towns and cities.

Are there mice in Africa?

yes there is, there is the wenice mouse, the mikehawk mice, the penict mouse and the titit mouse that live near africa

To AIDS in Africa?

One conflict in Africa that has taken a long time to get appropriate media attention, with regards to its severity, is that of the conflict of ordinary African people against HIV and AIDS.

What are the colonies of Africa?

Here's a list of African colonies and possessions with their dates of independence and their modern-day names: . Belgian Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)-1960 . Ruanda-Urundi (Rwanda and Burundi)-1962 . Mauritania (Mauritania)-1960 . Senegal (Senegal)-1960 . French Sudan (Mali)-1960 . (MORE)

How was Africa disconnected from South Africa?

South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. It is not, and never was, disconnected from the rest of Africa, not in a literal sense, that is. But in the days of apartheid there were vast ideological differences dividing South Africa and the rest of Africa where former colonie (MORE)

Can you get into Africa with a DUI?

Depends on which country in Africa, and what their laws are. In some places, a DUI is a felony charge, and you can be denied admission based on that. In others, it's considered a misdemeanor.

What are the teams in Africa?

There are teams in Africa which are the most popular in there countries and the more in winning local,Arab and African cups.These teams are:Raja Casablanca-Wydad Casablanca-As Far Rabat-Jeunesse Kabilie-Mouloudia Alger-Entente Setif-Tarajji-Club Africain-Etoile du Sahel-Club Sfaxien-Alahly-Zamalek-E (MORE)

Is South Africa a state of Africa?

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is an independent nation state (a country) in the continent of Africa. It is not a state in the sense in which the word is used for the states in the USA. So many individuals often times think that South Africa has other countries within it however, the answer is (MORE)

How did Africa become Africa?

The name 'Africa' has its history in the distant past, 'Afri' was the name of several Semitic peoples who dwelt in North Africa near Carthage. Their name is usually connected with Phoenician " afar" meaning 'dust. The name may also perhaps be associated with the Berber word " ifri " meaning 'cave (MORE)

Where is west Africa located in Africa?

West Africa is generally accepted as the "bulge" portion of theAfrican continent and is located north of the equator along thewest coast of Africa. It consists of countries such as: Western Sahara Mauritania Senegal Guinea Nigeria Liberia Sierra Leone Burkino Faso Ivory Coast Cameroon Ghana Toga B (MORE)

How do you get there in Africa?

Take the car/train/plane/bus/horse/man/woman/cheese/goat/fish/ostrich all the way to Turkey, then swim the rest of the way.

Was colonization of Africa fare to Africa?

colonisation of africa was not fare to africa and its people because colonialism was based on racism and brutality of the colonisers. the colonisers enslaved african people, they stole the land and took all the resources they wanted into thier ownership.