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21 Jul 2017

25 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Africa

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These are some facts you might not know about the great African continent.


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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