Is Africa a country?

Do you speak African? Well, neither do the 1 billion people on the continent.

Not every black person you see on the street is from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon or Kenya, these are just part of the countries that form the continent Africa. As Estonia is just a country is Europe so is Nigeria or Ghana in Africa.

If you were asked? Do you speak European? Your answer will always be, there is no language in Europe known as European Language.

Yes! There is a language in Africa known as Afrikaans which is spoken mostly in some part of South Africa and Namibia. Afrikaans is not a language that originated from Africa, its originally from Germany.

Yeah I love Egypt, I have traveled there so many times 🙂 Where is Egypt? Egypt is in Africa.

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of its total land area. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world’s human population. Africa is home to 54 different nations, more than 2,000 languages and four of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies.

This post you are reading is not to dispute some happenings in Africa, its just to change your misconception about Africa and enlighten people more on the fact that “Africa is not a country”. There are lots of good things coming out of Africa that the media will never share with its audience.

If you want to know more about Africans try to move closer to an African around you, especially African students. Trust me they are all friendly and welcoming.

An event “African Students Week”organized by the Association of African Students in Estonia will be coming up soon. Be part of it. Get close to African students in Estonia to know more about Africa.

Watch Mehdi Hasan, Aljazeera reporter who gave a reality check about the misconceptions about Africa being a country.

Is it annoying to refer to a continent as a country? maybe 🙂 . Watch a video of a Rwandan citizen, a country in Africa expressing herself about it.

Here are some part of Africa you don’t see often on media

The video you just watched was a clip from some parts of Africa in 2009. Now imagine how better it is in 2016 🙂

Feel free to leave your comments below

Credits: Aljazeera, Pepper and SölLoreen Nyambok, Wikipedia

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  • Omitobisam
    April 15, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Nice post, indeed Africa is not a country.

  • Anon
    May 3, 2016 at 5:36 am

    And how many people in Estonia have you met who think Africa IS a counrry ?!

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