Many times we only know the miseries and atrocities that occur in Africa, but the truth is that it is much more than all that.

Surely you know the most typical about the African continent, but the truth is that, in this article, we intend to offer you a series of curiosities that you should learn.


  • Rwanda has more gender equality than the USA, Great Britain, France and basically any developed country except the Nordics.
  • There, each woman has 6 children on average. It is the continent with the highest birth rate in the world.
  • 1,500 different languages. Although in most countries they speak Arabic, English or French, Africa has more than 1,500 indigenous languages.
  • The most dangerous animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
  • According to the UN, the average age of all Africans is 19.5 years, which is half compared to the European average of 42.9 years.
  • Africa is home to the Black Mamba.
  • There are 135 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa.
  • Africa has the largest desert in the world, the Sahara.
  • Africa also has the longest river in the world, the Nile River.
  • About 30% of the earth’s natural mineral resources are found here