Sunday, January 30, 2011

Facts About Africa - strangefacts

  • An estimated 690 million people live in Africa
  • Niger Africa has the world's highest fertility rate - 7.1 children per mother
  • Some African tribes refer to themselves as "motherhoods" instead of families
  • The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950
  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
  • Guatamalan women work 11.5 hours a day, while South African men work only 4.5
  • 3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria
  • African Baobab tree's circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it
  • Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda and the former heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda was one of Africa's most notorious dictators with an estimated 500,000 people disappeared or were killed during his eight year rule
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