Africa is a large continent, which over 52 countries, it is the second most populated continent in the world. Without China, it would have been the most populated continent in the world. Africa has the potential of becoming the world leader, in politics, commerce, military, economics, entertainment, culture, arts, and science.
Africa was once a global power house, with advanced science, maths, culture, architecture, politics, military, and commerce. When the rest of the world was asleep and would be termed barbarians. Africa was well ahead of the curve until Europe woke and desire to acquire more was established by earlier explorers with the blessing of their government.
The diverse nature of the African society with diverse language, culture and government made it easier for the invasion of Africa. The system known to Africans was dissolved and replaced. The most affected were the system of government, that has bred the African leaders who are greedy and corrupt. In most African countries they do not have a cultural clothing, the effect of the slave trade, colonization and much more has affected Africa.
Most Populated African Country.
Nigeria is the most populated African country with an estimated population of over 170 million people, the country was created from an amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorate of the then British colony under Lord Luggard in 1914. Nigeria has diverse ethnic groups, with 4 major languages, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, and Efik. Over 40% of the Nigerian population can speak the Hausa language, though they have their ethnic languages. This is mostly people in the North Central, North East, and North West of Nigeria. In the South West the Yoruba Language is mostly spoken and Igbo in the South East, While Efik is spoken mainly in the South South, Cross River and Akwa-Ibom.
Over 40% of the Nigerian population can speak the Hausa language, though they have their ethnic languages. This is mostly people in the North Central, North East, and North West of Nigeria. In the South West the Yoruba Language is mostly spoken and Igbo in the South East, While Efik is spoken mainly in the South South, Cross River and Akwa-Ibom.
This followed by Ethiopia, Egypt, Congo DR, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Algeria, Uganda, and Sudan. Sudan lost its position due to the creation of South Sudan.
Top African Countries by population
- Nigeria – 178,517,000
- Ethiopia – 87,952,991
- Egypt – 87359,900
- Congo DR – 69,360,000
- South Africa – 54,002,000
- Tanzania – 49,421,786
- Kenya – 45,800,000
- Algeria – 38,700,000
- Uganda – 35,918,915
- Sudan – 35,482,233
The population in Africa is constantly growing, however, the record is an estimate of the actual number based on the Census figures. Most countries in Africa are not using their population to their advantage, a youthful population can feed the world, create opportunities for the rest of the world and be a leader in the field of science and technology.
Many African countries still suffer from Neo-colonisation, and power players in the world are suppressing the chances of African been a global light.