Lucyan Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovered 24 November in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia 's Afar Depression Africa is considered by most paleoanthropologists to be the oldest inhabited territory on Earthwith the human species originating from the continent. Fossil remains of several species of early apelike humans thought to have evolved into modern man, such as Australopithecus afarensis radiometrically dated to approximately 3. Around BC, due to a tilt in the earth's orbit, the Sahara experienced a period of rapid desertification. A major climatic recession occurred, lessening the heavy and persistent rains in Central and Eastern Africa.
However, the principal languages on the continent include Arabic, French and English with French being the most widely spoken language in Africa.
Swahili — A Bantu language believed to have originated from other languages, mainly Arabic, due to historical interactions between Arabs from the Middle East and East Africans.
The language is spoken by over million people in the continent.
The language is spoken by over 21 million people. Hausa — One of the most spoken Chadic languages with over 40 million native and second language speakers.
Igbo — The third official language in Nigeria. It is also spoken by over 20 million people, with a significant amount of speakers in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The language is also spoken in Botswana and Mozambique.
French — The official language of about 26 African countries and spoken by over million people. However, Algeria remains the second largest French-speaking country with over 50 percent of the population being French speakers.
A large number of countries where English is the official language are the British Empire former territories but a country like Rwanda which was an Italian colony uses English and Kinyarwanda as its official languages.The transcontinental country in this region is Egypt, having also a small part of its territory in Asia, on the other side of the Suez Canal, but politically it is a member of the African Union.
Among the African countries, the biggest one is Algeria, occupying around 7% of the continent's territory. The most accurate count of countries for the continent of Africa is This includes all internationally recognized territories and states on the continent.
The variation is a result of disputed territories and inconsistencies around the inclusion of island nations off the coast of Africa. Sep 29, · Learn about the country of Egypt's geography with this fun educational music video for children and parents. Brought to you by Kids Learning Tube Support Kids Learning Tube by becoming a .
Egypt is a state for the majority of its territory in Africa, however, part of its territory, the Sinai Peninsula, is located in the continent of Asia.
Egypt borders to the west with Libya, and south with Sudan, and north-east with Israel, the Gaza Strip, overlooking the Red Sea from the eastern side. With over 95 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab world, the third-most populous in Africa (after Nigeria and Ethiopia), and the fifteenth-most populous in the world.
South Africa’s total GDP value is around billion dollars as on and it holds the first rank in Richest Countries in the Continent of Africa.
The total GDP of the Continent is about 3 trillion and billion dollars in the survey of every including 54 countries in Africa.