The second largest continent in the World and the birthplace of mankind. The fossils of earliest humasn were found in East Africa. Africa accounts for more than 50 countries speaking hundreds of languaes including non-African alnguages such as English, French and Portuguese. The continent was divided in the 19th century into different European colonies during the Berlin conference. Most of Africans countries acquiered their independances in the 1960s. Africa the vibrous continent is also the one to have a huge cultural diversity that was also spread in the Americas and Europe. Geneticits have found Africans to have the largest genetical diversity.
Africa has amazed many European explorers by its beauty and landscape. Africa is aslo very diverse in ecosystems which can range from deserts and savannah to tropical rainforest and toundra in the mountain.
Here a fascinating compilations of different ethnic groups living in Africa picutres of today and yesterday, outfit of today and yesterday.
Islam is one of the predominant religion in Africa. Present in Norhern Africa, Western Africa and Eastern Africa.
|Dogon cave painting|
Central and Eastern
|Coloured (Cape province)|