Learn 4 things you didn’t know about Africa.

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In the north, the continent is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, in the south and the southeast by the Indian Ocean, and on its north-eastern coast by the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden.

  1. In South Africa, you are legally allowed to attach flamethrowers to your car in order to deter carjacking.
  2. Africa and Europe are separated by less than 9 miles at the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Spain from Morocco.
  3. Africa is the ‘cradle of humankind’, the place where the first hominids, human beings and their closest relatives the gorilla and chimpanzees, evolved 5 to 10 million years ago. Fossils found in Africa, show that modern human beings spread from this continent.
  4. There are sixteen landlocked countries in Africa. Two tiny countries, Swaziland and Lesotho, are located within South Africa. These countries are all located in the interior of the continent and have neither access to the Atlantic Ocean nor to the Indian Ocean. Two of these countries, the tiny countries, Swaziland and Lesotho, are located within South Africa.

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