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Interesting Facts About Africa That Will Surprise You

You might be in Africa but definitely not know some interesting facts about your own continent. Don’t be too surprised about most of the things. We are all learning new things every day.

Did you know that the Gambia has only one university? Yea. The Gambia has just a University but their population doesn’t demand more now. Don’t worry, they are just 1.849 million in population as at 2013. It is also the smallest country in Africa. Don’t be too surprised when you know that Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish speaking African country.

You probably didn’t know how a person from Botswana is called right? Yea. A person from Botswana is a Motswana and persons from Botswana are called Batswana. Don’t laugh because a person from Niger is also called a Nigerien.

Now to the football fans, did you know that Nigeria has won more Football cups than England? Don’t worry I know you didn’t care much about that. Now to some more serious issues.

Know that President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is Africa’s longest serving Head of State. He has ruled Equatorial Guinea since August 3, 1979, when he overthrew his uncle, Francisco Nguema. His son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang is his Vice president and is bound to succeed him if he resigns.

He is not alone. King Sobhuza II of Swaziland also took the longest time in reigning Swaziland. He reigned for a whopping 62 years. He was crowned in 1921 and died in August 1982 at the age of 83. He married 70 wives who gave him 210 children between 1920 and 1970.

We end it here today and continue next time but before that, did you know that Zimbabwe is the only country in the world where everyone was a billionaire at one point? Don’t laugh. More soon.

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