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Published on 14 May 2021 at 10:31



Africa, a continent with rich resources and diverse people.

Africa, the second largest contingent on earth, is incredibly rich in resources and opportunity. The population is growing rapidly, something like 4.3 million new people every year, and it's the youngest population in the world with over 50% of all Africans being under 25 years old. Africa as a continent has incredible opportunities ahead to exploit.



Some Interesting Facts about Africa


  1. Africa has a shorter border with Europe than any other continent.

  2. Africa is the world’s second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia.

  3. Africa is the source of world's longest river – Nile.

  4. University of Karueein, the world's oldest University is in Africa.

  5. The Palace of the Lost City is the world’s biggest themed resort, located in South Africa.

  6. Bloukrans Bridge Bungy, highest Bungy Jumpy in the world is in Africa.

  7. The Sahara, world's largest and hottest desert is in Africa.

  8. Both the world's tallest animal Giraffe and largest animal elephant come from Africa.

  9. Ethiopia, the world's hottest place is in Africa.

  10. Africa has a pink lake in Senegal.




Types Of Religion in Africa

  1. Islam

  2. Christianity

  3. Bahá’í Faith

  4. African Traditional Faith

  5. Hinduism

  6. Buddhism

  7. Other



African Regions

Africa is divided into five main geographical regions;

  1. West Africa

  2. East Africa

  3. Sub-Saharan / North Africa

  4. Southern Africa

  5. North Africa



Area of Africa

Africa covers 6% of the world's total surface area, roughly 30,244,000 km² (11,700,000 mi²).



Countries in Africa

There are 54 sovereign countries in Africa. 48 countries share the area of mainland Africa and 6 island nations are part of the continent.


By land area Algeria is the largest country; and by population, Nigeria is the largest.

South Africa, the only country in the world to have three capital cities, is celebrating its new democracy as a country of diversity.





All Countries of Africa

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Mozambique

  • Namibia

  • Niger

  • Nigeria

  • Rwanda

  • Sao Tome and Principe

  • Senegal

  • Seychelles

  • Sierra Leone

  • Somalia

  • South Africa

  • South Sudan

  • Sudan

  • Swaziland

  • Tanzania

  • Togo

  • Tunisia

  • Uganda


Top 6 Major Countries of Africa with Benefits


#1. Egypt

  • Egypt possesses the best ground force; the army is equipped with all kinds of modern aircraft and combat systems. It's not only effective in defending Egypt's borders, but also capable of increasing its capabilities to intervene in any regional crises.

  • Egypt has the strongest army in Africa.

  • Mighty economic strength in Africa.

  • One of the largest gas and oils producers in Africa, which keeps on multiplying the country’s strength.

#2. Nigeria


Source: Maphill.com 


  • Nigeria's tremendous economy truly makes the country the economic king of Africa.

  • Nigeria is also called the “Giant of Africa” due to its huge number of natural resources and include its population.

  • Nigeria's major natural resources include crude oil, tin metal, lead ore, nickel ore, copper ore, limestone and coal. As the mainstay of Nigerian economic development and more than 80 percent of export earnings, Nigeria's crude oil is vital to this developing country.



#3. South Africa


  • South Africa has transformed into one of the most modernized countries in Africa.

  • South Africa almost became the first African country to build an atomic bomb.

  • South Africa also boasts its importance for world politics because of its geostrategic location.



#4. Angola


  • Angola is the 7th largest country in Africa by area.

  • Angola is a country rich in natural resources, including diamonds, oil and natural gas.

  • Angola is sometimes referred to as the African country floating on oil, which is a result of Angola's vast supply of petroleum.

  • Angola is the new frontier of travel. With a thriving music scene, a rich culture, and the infrastructure of a modern metropolis, Angola has become one of Africa's hottest destinations.


#5. Algeria


  • Algeria is the largest country in Africa by population with 8th in position.

  • Algeria is in the 5th position in the race of being the strongest country in Africa because of its staggering military strength, the whopping economy, and the size of the country.

  • Algeria tends to be self-sufficient because it is not a poor country. It has enough land and natural resources (like oil and gas), which help the government to work for the good of its people.




#6. The Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the 2nd largest country in Africa by its land size and the 17th largest in the world.

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo has some of the largest reserves in cobalt and copper in the world. This has helped the country to make itself ranked 11th in the economy of Africa which is 48 billion USD.

  • Congo's number of military personnel is 134,250




Pros and Cons of Africa



  1. Pretty Good Weather

  2. Have Business opportunities

  3. Cheerful enjoyment of life

  4. Low Labor costs



  1. Slow internet connection

  2. Malaria

  3. High costs

  4. Traffic Jams


To sum up, Africa is a huge, beautiful continent with a rich and colorful culture like no other. This continent is renowned for its spirituality, with over 50% of the population practicing. South African food is a combination of native cuisine and influences from Africa and Europe.





The continent of Africa is rich in history, cultures diversity and spiritual richness. It's a continent of opportunity, promise, and endless friendships.




The Runway Travel Team











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