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25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by realsammie(m): 8:34pm On Apr 04, 2017
1. 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 all 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. A person from Burkina Faso is called a Burkinabe.


9. Nigeria has won more football cups than England.

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 goal scorer in European competition.

13. Johannesburg, South Africa is the most visited city in Africa.

14. Zinedine Zidane wanted to play for
Algeria, 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 prison.

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 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 China's.

24. Eritrea’s President, Isaiah Afwerki is the least richest President in Africa.

25. Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country.

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by MSItachi: 7:36am On Jul 21, 2017
26. Nigeria is the country with the highest average hours of Black out per day

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by nairaman66(m): 7:36am On Jul 21, 2017
Africa my Africa!!

Africa of proud warriors in ancestral savanna!!

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Flexherbal(m): 7:37am On Jul 21, 2017
Ok
Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by wunmi590(m): 7:37am On Jul 21, 2017
To the mod that ban me for 7 days, may banana fall on you without regaining strength again undecided

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by dakeskese(m): 7:37am On Jul 21, 2017
Great stuff.
but...
Add
Nigeria, one of the most religious and corrupt nation.
Such paradox!

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Ademat7(m): 7:37am On Jul 21, 2017
26. 14 country in Africa are still technically under french colony and 65% of their foreign reserve must be in CFA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YT6cotv0YU

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by klassykute(m): 7:38am On Jul 21, 2017
Shae dm say naija has d fastest growing economy for Africa??

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by XploraBen(m): 7:38am On Jul 21, 2017
@ No 1...so there's only one university in the whole of Gambia? shocked
No 9 is actually surprising.
@ No 18 so the island country of Seychelles is the most educated in Africa? That's amazing. shocked
@ No 22 & 23 Ethiopia is an emerging giant of Africa and I will like to be there someday. smiley

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Neduzze5(m): 7:38am On Jul 21, 2017
Wow... I'm so so flabbergasted shocked


But how does this make any African country a World power?

Nonsense angry
Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by IMASTEX: 7:39am On Jul 21, 2017
Noted
Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by hakeem4(m): 7:39am On Jul 21, 2017
One of the youngest presidents in Africa is Mohammadu buhari from Nigeria and he's 73




realsammie:
1. 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 all 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. A person from Burkina Faso is called a Burkinabe.


9. Nigeria has won more football cups than England.

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 goal scorer in European competition.

13. Johannesburg, South Africa is the most visited city in Africa.

14. Zinedine Zidane wanted to play for
Algeria, 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 prison.

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 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 China's.

24. Eritrea’s President, Isaiah Afwerki is the least richest President in Africa.

25. Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country.

Gambia has 4 universities




klassykute:
Shae dm say naija has d fastest growing economy for Africa??

Yes it's actually



MSItachi:
26. Nigeria is the country with the highest average hours of Black out per day

Egypt

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by emmymdk: 7:39am On Jul 21, 2017
Nigeria is the only country in Africa that it's Presidential Command Centre is located in London

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by ta4ba3(m): 7:39am On Jul 21, 2017
Egypt was the 2nd world power in 3000bce.... the world all time richest came from Africa.... the dullest and clueless president is from Africa (Nigeria to be precise).... most Americans refers to Africa as a country

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Abbycite(m): 7:40am On Jul 21, 2017
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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Nobody: 7:40am On Jul 21, 2017
No 1 got me lol.. cheesy

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Nobody: 7:40am On Jul 21, 2017
AFRICA MY AFRICA!!
Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Hexzyz(m): 7:40am On Jul 21, 2017
River Nile is world longest river

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Nobody: 7:40am On Jul 21, 2017
14 never happened

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by medolab90(m): 7:41am On Jul 21, 2017
i thought Egypt was the most visited
Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by datkoded(m): 7:41am On Jul 21, 2017
Mind blowinh
Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by seXytOhbAd(m): 7:41am On Jul 21, 2017
26. Religion is the highest earning sector in Africa, in terms of both revenue and yearly growth

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by hilroy: 7:41am On Jul 21, 2017
At least I know 20 before now

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by shamack: 7:41am On Jul 21, 2017
Africa girls has the best ass in the world,,,,take it or leave it

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by osaggy(m): 7:41am On Jul 21, 2017
Africa is such a great place, even foreigners desire to have a feel of Africa. How i wish we would rise above our greed and black mentality, Africa will be able to stand any other continent in the world, though it might take several hundreds of years to achieve such feat with this current mindset of the leaders and their love for just power.......

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by FunkyAlhaji2015: 7:42am On Jul 21, 2017
OP correct number 5, it's stale. A lot of players have gone pass that €350,000 a week mark.

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by AccessME(m): 7:42am On Jul 21, 2017
Africa is the most corrupt continent

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by Agimor(m): 7:42am On Jul 21, 2017
Despite being the most educated President with two PhD degrees it's economy is nothing to write home about. If you can't translate your knowledge into solving real life situations is as good as nothing.


I have always known Nigeria has more triumphs than England, forget all those media hype.


Op you forget to add this ones....

Nigeria has the most students studying overseas.



Nigeria Politicians are referred to as Polithiefians because of their unprecedented record of looting.

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Re: 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa by ADUBA1(m): 7:42am On Jul 21, 2017
And I am the most educated nairalander in Africa

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