Africa is an amazing continent that is distinctly unique among the seven continents. Africa is rich in cultural heritage and diversity, a wealth of natural resources offers breathtaking tourist attractions and contains some of the most intricate political systems.
- The national flag of Mozambique has the image of an AK-47 assault rifle embedded into it. It is one of only two national flags of UN member states to feature a firearm. The other is Guatemala.
- Africa is the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped continent with a continental GDP that accounts for just 2.4% of global GDP.
- Africa has the second-largest population in the world, at about one billion people. The total African population is approximately 14.72% of the world’s population (as recorded in 2009).