The Lord's Move to Africa

Africa by country

There are 55 countries in Africa.

These countries are grouped into five regions 

North
West
Central
East
Southern

Regions in Africa

Some cities in Africa

Cairo Egypt

Nairobi Kenya

Accra Ghana

Antananarivo Madagascar

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Dar Es Salaam Tanzania

"... and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth."  Acts 1:8

Facts about Africa

  • It is the second largest continent on the earth (after Asia). Covering approximately twenty percent of all land.
  • It has a population of more than 1,3 billion people. More than 17% of the world.
  • It is the second (after Asia) most densely populated continent at approximately 43 people per sq km.
  • Three main religious groups are identified namely Traditional, Islam and Christian.
  • On the continent of Africa the population growth is in excess of 2% every year. Rates for 2019 was 2.52% in Africa as opposed to 1.08% in the World.
  • Life expectancy is low – with an average of 52 across the continent.
  • The African population is relatively young with more than half in some countries below the age of 25. It is reported that 41% of the African population is under the age of 15. 
  • The most widely spoken languages overall including second languages are: Arabic (mostly in the North), Swahili 100M, English 130M (proficiency can vary), French 115M, West African Pidgin English (a creole language) 75M,  Hausa Language 47M,  Yoruba 40M, Portuguese, 30M.
  • Largest Cities In Africa By Population: Lagos 21M, Cairo 20.4M, Kinshasa 13.3M, Luanda 6.5M, Nairobi 6.5M, Mogadishu 6.0M, Abidjan 4.7M, Alexandria 4.7M, Addis Ababa 4.6M, Johannesburg 4.4M. 
  • As a whole it has abundant natural resources, but much of its economy has remained predominantly agricultural, and subsistence farming still engages more than 60 percent of the population. 

Credits

Facts on African religions. https://blog.oup.com/2014/05/15-facts-on-african-religions/   -   World population review. http://worldpopulationreview.com/   -   Nations online. https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/africa-political-map.htm   -   K International - Top languages in Africa. https://www.k-international.com/blog/most-spoken-african-languages/   -   Biggest cities in Africa. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/15-biggest-cities-in-africa.html   -   Africa continent Economy - https://www.britannica.com/place/Africa/Economy   -   The biggest economies in Africa - https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/257337/the-biggest-economies-in-africa/