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Africa : continent of the eastern hemisphere straddling the Equator, separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar, and adjoining Asia at the Sinai Peninsula area 11,677,239 square miles (30,244,049 square kilometers) — Webster
Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km² (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20.4% of its total land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.
Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages. In the late 19th century European countries colonized most of Africa. Africa also varies greatly with regard to environments, economics, historical ties and government systems. However, most present states in Africa originate from a process of decolonization in the 20th century. African nations have attempted to cooperate through the establishment of the African Union, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa. — Wikipedia
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Malawi election results delayed after injunction...
on May 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm
BLANTYRE/LILONGWE, Malawi (Reuters) - Final results of Malawi's presidential elections will be delayed, the electoral commission (MEC) said on Saturday after the high court ordered a review of the polls following opposition allegations of tampering. […]
Islamist insurgents kill at least 25 Nigerian...
on May 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush on Saturday morning, two people with knowledge of the battle said, bringing the army's number of dead this week to 45 or more. […]
Uganda protests Rwanda military incursion on its...
on May 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda on Saturday protested an incursion by Rwandan soldiers on its territory that it said resulted in two deaths, a development that could inflame already tense relations between the neighbours. […]
Sudan military chief visits Egypt, first trip...
on May 25, 2019 at 6:06 pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of Sudan's ruling military council visited neighbouring Egypt on Saturday - his first trip abroad since the army overthrew former president Omar al-Bashir last month after mass protests against his rule. […]
Former Botswana president quits ruling party in...
on May 25, 2019 at 3:44 pm
GABORNE (Reuters) - Former Botswana President Ian Khama quit the ruling party on Saturday as a policy feud with his hand-picked successor deepened, threatening to split the party that has ruled the country since independence in 1966. […]