Let’s talk about Africa.

  1. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent. The first is Asia.
  2. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area.
  3. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population.
  4. Equatorial Guinea is the richest country in Africa. The GDP per capita is $30,200. Botswana is second with a GDP of $15,800. Coming in last is Zimbabwe at $200 per year.
  5. Eighteen people from Africa have been awarded a Nobel prize. They come from Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
  6. The highest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It rises 5895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level.
  7. More people speak French in Africa than do those in France.
  8. All of Africa’s nations were colonized by the Europeans except two: Ethiopia and Liberia. The former was an Orthodox Christian country, while the latter was established by African-American settlers from the United States, who previously served as slaves.
  9. Currently, Africa is united under a political organization known as the African Union (AU). The AU was established in 2001. Only one African country, Morocco, is not a member of the AU.
  10. Africa is the poorest continental on the planet. Ironically, it is also the richest in terms of the availability of mineral and natural resources. 

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Ubong Effiong also known as Pendusky is a Customer Experience Management Personnel with Sterling Bank Plc.