Africa, always when you hear this word, you remember the extreme poverty, but, this continent really has great potential. However, Africans are poor, but Africa is undoubtedly the richest continent in the world in terms of natural resources. But, Why does Africa suffer from poverty? here are some facts about Africa, maybe you don’t know.
Four of the five fastest land animals reside in Africa, the cheetah the wild
beasts, the lion and the thumb soms gazelle, these creatures, can keep running at high speed over 50 miles for each hour with the cheetah arriving at a top speed of around 70 miles per hour.
The fastest Animals
Sudan has more than 200 pyramids double the number found on Egypt, the mirror pyramids were part of the Nubian kingdom of cush and are up to four thousand and six hundred years old smaller and steeper than their Egyptian counterparts, the pyramids of Sudan are not nearly as famous.
Gold,Platinium,Cobalt in Africa
the continent of Africa has the most extensive stock of valuable metals with over 40% of the gold reserves over 60% of the cobalt and 90% of platinum reserves, more than half of the gold ever mined on earth has come from a single place with water strength South Africa.
Population in Africa
population experts estimate that there are at least 3000 distinct ethnic groups in Africa, Nigeria alone has more than 370 recognized tribes within its population. today, Africa is the second most populous cotton, and over 50% of Africans are young people and exactly under the age of 25, the
continents population will increase to more than 2.3 billion individuals by 2050.
the Serengeti Tanzania that hosts the world’s most massive wildlife migration on earth with over 750,000 zebra marching ahead of 1.2 million wild beasts as they cross this amazing landscape.
The word “Africa”
There are several theories regarding the origin of the name Africa most etymologists believe the name derived from a free, the title for a group of people who dwelt in North Africa near Carthage around the 3rd century BC and CA the Roman suffix for country or land ancient Greeks and Romans initially used the term Africa to apply only to the North and region of the continent, in Latin the word Africa means sunny and the word I think in
Greek means without cold.
China and Africa
China is Africa’s top trade partner with the hole African trade volumes, now nearing 200 billion dollars per year China’s direct investment in Africa exceeds 50 billion dollars, but neo-colonialism is a real threat with over 1 million Chinese citizens on the African continent, Angola alone has a population of over 350,000 Chinese.
languages in Africa
All of Africa was colonized by foreign powers during the Scramble for Africa except Ethiopia and Liberia before colonial rule Africa, comprised up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs over 25% of all languages are spoken only in Africa with over 2,000 recognized languages are spoken on the continent. Ethiopia is the only African country with its own alphabet it’s also the world’s oldest living alphabet Ethiopia and probably one of the longest with its 345 letters.
Africa and Europe
Africa and Europe are separated by less than nine miles at the Strait of Gibraltar which separates Spain from the kingdom of Morocco, the two countries are discussing constructing an undersea rail tunnel to connect the rail systems on the two continents.
Lake and River
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, and the second largest freshwater
lake in the world Lake. Malawi has the most fish species than any other freshwater system on earth, the Nile River is the longest river in the world
with a total length of six thousand six hundred and fifty kilometers.
Most of the world’s fastest runners come from a single tribe in Kenya called the Colin G’s but, two of the most popular sports in Africa are soccer and cricket both sports were introduced during colonial times in a flourished on the continent due to the international success of the African teams.