There are 54 countries in the African continent, where more tan 2,000 different languages are spoken.
Over 1.1 billion people live in Africa, and some cities, like Dakar, are very densely populated. The top African megacities (according to UN data for 2014) are:
- Lagos (Nigeria): +18 million people
- Cairo (Egypt): +12 million people
- Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo): +11 million people
It is also the wold’s youngest continent: the average age is 20.5, and half the population is even younger than that.
The countries with the highest percentage of population accessing the internet are:
- Madagascar, Malawi and Mali: +70%
- Egypt and Morocco: +60%
- Seychelles and South Africa: +50%
The most active countries on social media are Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa.