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Africa: The second largest and second most-populous continent, mostly in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The majority of the continent and its countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, with a substantial portion and number of countries in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Island-Hopping: Love nuts from the Seychelles

The Seychelles Islands, nearly a thousand miles off the eastern coast of Africa, are known for being a honeymoon hotspot. Part of the allure is a product of the Coco De Mer tree. Affectionately called..
CBS News - Published

Obama to play a role in new NBA-backed league in Africa

The NBA and FIBA announced they plan to launch the Basketball Africa League
CBS News - Published

Videos for Africa

Trump Administration’s Global LGBTQ Rights Plan [Video]Trump Administration’s Global LGBTQ Rights Plan

According to Huffington Post, News that the Trump administration is planning to launch a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality caught some by surprise this week. U.S. Ambassador..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Volkswagen eyes bigger slice of African car market [Video]Volkswagen eyes bigger slice of African car market

The head of Volkswagen South Africa says he hopes to develop a pan-African auto industry as the company looks to venture into more African countries. Sisipho Skweyiya reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

United Nations says Mauritania urgently needs funds to deal with ongoing refugee crisis [Video]United Nations says Mauritania urgently needs funds to deal with ongoing refugee crisis

The United Nations says Mauritania in northwest Africa urgently needs funds to deal with a growing refugee crisis. Thousands of people are arriving from neighbouring Mali to escape an extreme..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:26Published

'Ivory Queen' smuggler jailed for 15 years [Video]'Ivory Queen' smuggler jailed for 15 years

A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday (February 19) for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Nigerians unfazed by election delay [Video]Nigerians unfazed by election delay

The country's election has been postponed by a week, causing upset across Nigeria. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week [Video]Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

Nigeria's presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed by a week, the chairman of the country's electoral commission said hours before polls were due to open...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Nigeria's frustrated youth call for progress ahead of election [Video]Nigeria's frustrated youth call for progress ahead of election

Oil-rich Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy, but millions are suffering from unemployment and high cost of living.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

The elusive black panther is spotted in Kenya [Video]The elusive black panther is spotted in Kenya

Images of a rare African black leopard - known as panthers - have been captured in Kenya, the first verifiable record of the animal for nearly 100 years, according to researchers. Michelle Hennessy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Rare black leopards seen on remote camera footage [Video]Rare black leopards seen on remote camera footage

Images of rare African black leopards have been captured in Kenya, the first verifiable record of the animal for nearly 100 years, researchers have said. Rough cut (no reporter narrotion).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Growing calls to acknowledge African troops who served UK army [Video]Growing calls to acknowledge African troops who served UK army

African soldiers who joined the British army during WWII were paid a fraction of what their white colleagues were, if at all, and often suffered treatment akin to slavery.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Nigeria's presidential election in numbers [Video]Nigeria's presidential election in numbers

As Nigerians prepare to head to the polls on Feb. 16 to elect a president, here's a look at Africa's biggest oil producer in numbers.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Boko Haram conflict tops agenda at Nigeria election [Video]Boko Haram conflict tops agenda at Nigeria election

Armed group and corruption main challenges for Africa's most populous nation as it prepares to elect new government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Killed Over 500 People [Video]Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Killed Over 500 People

The latest update on the current outbreak of Ebola ravaging Africa shows the situation there continues to worsen. This past weekend, the Health Ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Nigeria to launch crucial elections [Video]Nigeria to launch crucial elections

Africa's most populous nation will be voting in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

The race for Nigeria's presidency heats up [Video]The race for Nigeria's presidency heats up

Current President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival Atiku Abukar are set to battle it out for the top spot in Africa's most populous country on February 16. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Refugees hope for solutions as African leaders gather in Ethiopia [Video]Refugees hope for solutions as African leaders gather in Ethiopia

The African Union is gathered in Ethiopia to find a way to deal with the displacement crisis the continent is facing.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Central African Republic signs peace deal with armed groups [Video]Central African Republic signs peace deal with armed groups

The new deal is the latest after seven other peace agreements tried and failed to end one of Africa's bloodiest conflicts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

Rwandan brewer starts producing Heineken beer [Video]Rwandan brewer starts producing Heineken beer

Rwanda's biggest brewer, Bralirwa Ltd, is hoping to boost sales of Heineken by brewing the beer locally. Serena Chaudhry reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Zimbabwe Afro-jazz star Oliver Mtukudzi declared national hero [Video]Zimbabwe Afro-jazz star Oliver Mtukudzi declared national hero

Tributes pour in for the legend who drew a following across Africa and beyond after he died 66, reportedly from diabetes complications.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Zimbabwean music icon Mtukudzi buried [Video]Zimbabwean music icon Mtukudzi buried

Oliver Mtukudzi, otherwise known as 'Tuku', died last week at the age of 66. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Could these South African dolls replace Barbie? [Video]Could these South African dolls replace Barbie?

The Sibahle Collection is a range of dolls created to inspire young African children to embrace their own beauty. Its creators hope to rival the famous American Barbie doll. Sisipho Skweyiya reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Tributes pour in for Zimbabwean Afro-jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi [Video]Tributes pour in for Zimbabwean Afro-jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi

One of Africa's most renowned musicians, Mtukudzi's lyrics often carried social messages about HIV/AIDS and politics.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

 

NBA, FIBA launching 12-team league in Africa; Barack Obama to have hands-on role

The league is scheduled for launch in January of 2020 and will be the NBA’s first collaboration to run a pro sports league outside of North America.
USATODAY.com - Published

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

The NBA and FIBA are bringing a pro league to Africa, set to begin play in January
USATODAY.com - Published

New dinosaur species has a heart in its tail, kind of.

A new dinosaur species wearing its heart on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved in Africa.
USATODAY.com - Published

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Newly discovered dinosaur had heart-shaped tail

The dinosaur that wears its "heart" on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved in Africa, a new study suggests.
USATODAY.com - Published

African black leopard captured in rare photos

Will Burrard-Lucas​ snapped these stunning photos of the wild leopard during a safari in Kenya
CBS News - Published

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