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30 Facts About Africa! by godman01(m): 11:19am On Mar 09, 2015
1. The Gambia has only one university.
2. Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s only spanish-
speaking country.
3. South Africa is the most visited African country.
4. Nigeria has the richest Black people in Africa.
5. Samuel Eto’o is the highest paid Footballer of
time, he received about £350,000 weekly in Russia
in 2011.
6. A person from Botswana is called a Motswana,
the plural is Batswana.
7. A person from Lesotho is called a Mosotho.
8. A person from Niger is called a Nigerien.
8. A person from Burkina Faso is called a
9. Nigeria has won more football cups than
10. Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe
is the world’s most educated President with 7
degrees, two of them are Masters.
11. Al-Ahly of Egypt is the richest club in Africa.
12. Didier Drogba is Chelsea’s highest goalscorer
in European competition.
13. Johannesburg, South Africa is the most visited
city in Africa.
14. Zinedine Zidane wanted to play for Àlgeria, but
the selector rejected him, saying they are already
many players like him in the team.
15. President Jacob Zuma was once a referee in
16. President Robert Mugabe was jailed for 11
years for fighting for freedom.
17. President Robert
Mugabe is Africa’s oldest Head of State and the
world’s second oldest Head of State. He was born
in 1924.
18. The Seychellois are the most
educated Africans. Seychelles’ literacy rates (Adult:
92%, Youth: 99%) Zimbabwe is 2nd (Adult: 91.2%,
Youth: 99%).
19. Rwanda is a better country for
gender equality than England and USA.
20.Somalia got its first ATM on October 7, 2014.
21. South Africa has the most Grammy award
winners in Africa.
22. Ethiopia has the most airports in Africa.
23. Ethiopia’s economy is growing faster than
24. Eritrea’s President, Isaias Afwerki is the least
richest President in Africa.
25. Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country,
it has existed for over 3,000 years without being
26. Haile Selassie 1 was the 225th and last
Emperor of Ethiopia.
27. Nigeria has the most monarchs in the world.
28. Angola has more Portuguese speakers than
29. President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos has ruled
Angola since 1979.
30. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is
Africa’s longest serving Head of State. He has
ruled Equatorial Guinea since August 3, 1979 when
he overthrew his uncle, Francisco Nguema. His
son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is his Vice
President and will succeed him if he resigns.

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Re: 30 Facts About Africa! by kilokeys(m): 11:23am On Mar 09, 2015
Re: 30 Facts About Africa! by ghost1718(m): 11:27am On Mar 09, 2015
Re: 30 Facts About Africa! by Nobody: 11:40am On Mar 09, 2015
Is0kay cheesy
Re: 30 Facts About Africa! by richol(m): 12:28pm On Mar 09, 2015
proud to be african
Re: 30 Facts About Africa! by tdayof(m): 5:24pm On Mar 09, 2015
Nigeria has the highest number of twins in the world.

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