More Africans have access to cell phone service than piped water and electricity. In Africa, less than one in three people have a proper drainage system, half of the population live in areas without paved roads, and only 63% have access to piped water. Yet, 93% of Africans have cell phone service.
Trevor Richards, a 16-year-old South African immigrant, got suspended from his Omaha, Nebraska school when he nominated himself for a “Distinguished African-American Student of the Year” prize. He was the only pupil in this school to have ever lived in Africa.
There is an African Union which aims to have a currency union similar to the Euro. One suggested name for this currency union is the “Afro.”
In the poorest areas of Africa, people wave oiled-up pans in the air, so that Midge Flies stick to it. After catching enough bugs, they are scraped off and cooked into a meatball. Catching the flies with the pan is very entertaining for the kids in the village.
There are more Wikipedia articles on Antarctica than all but one of the African countries.
Africa’s true size isn’t shown on standard maps and it’s larger than China, West Europe, and the US combined.
A girl abducted in Africa was saved from her attackers and defended for about half a day by three lions.
There is a tribe in Africa who believe Europe is the afterlife, and all its inhabitants are spirits.
There is a website where you can watch a live webcam streaming in the middle of Africa.