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8 Fun Facts to Celebrate Africa Day


Today is Africa Day! This year’s theme is strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on our continent. 

That’s why we want to share some fun facts with you that celebrate how diverse and unique our continent is.

Keep reading to find out!

1. How many languages are spoken in Africa?
Between 1,500 – 2,000 languages are spoken across Africa!

2. What African country is the current most-followed TikTok creator, Khabane “Khabe” Lame, from?
Khabane “Khaby” Lame is from Senegal! This Senegalese-Italian content creator is currently the most followed TikTok user, with  123.3 million followers.

3. What are some of the most popular fruits eaten across Africa?
Apricots, bananas, coconuts and watermelon are among the most popular fruits eaten across the continent!

4. Which food group is widely eaten across Africa due to its abundance and low cost to produce?
Cereal grains. However, the recent war in Ukraine has disrupted supplies and increased prices of imported rice, wheat and corn, thereby threatening food security.

5. Which African Country has refused to vaccinate its citizens against COVID-19?
Eritrea. Eritrea is a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast which shares borders with Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. She gained independence in 1993 has never national and presidential elections since 1993.

6. Which nutritious food is locally known as Nshima in Zambia, Pap in Lesotho, Ugali in Kenya, and Tuo in Ghana?
Maize meal.

7. What is Jollof rice and which nations (arguably!) make it the best?
Jollof is a popular rice dish in West Africa that is cooked with all the ingredients in one pot. Nigerians and Ghanaians have a “fierce rivalry” over who makes the best jollof rice!

8. In which African country was Elon Musk, the current richest man in the world with a net worth of US$265 billion as of May 2022, born?
South Africa. But did you know that the average income per head in Africa is $12?

On this day, we celebrate the diverse, resilient, unique continent that is Africa, and we want to come together and see our continent thrive! But we are held back by issues like the lack of decent jobs, which especially affects our youth. If you believe we should create millions more jobs across the continent, come join us and add your name to our jobs charter!



Happy Africa Day!