RICHEST AFRICANS

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General

Can traveler's checks be used in Africa?

Traveler's checks are not recommended for use in Africa unless you will be in a capital city in a well-developed country (such as South Africa). The

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What are the popular sports in Africa?

The most popular sport in Africa is soccer (football). In Southern Africa and Kenya, rugby and cricket are also very popular.

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What kind of drinking water is safe in Africa?

Tap water is safe only in the largest and most developed of African cities. If you know that you have a sensitive stomach it may

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Is train travel available or easily accessible in African countries?

Train travel is not available or easily accessible in some African countries. Train lines are generally most expansive and reliable in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Which credit cards can I use in Africa?

Do not expect to be able to use your credit card for all of your expenses unless you are traveling in a well-developed major city.

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Do traditional healers or witch doctors still exist in Africa?

Yes, in many areas traditional healers or witch doctors still play a role in society and traditional religion. The role of these individuals, also known

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What religions are commonly practiced in Africa?

The most commonly practiced religions in Africa are Christianity and Islam. The two religions contest which is larger but a rough estimate in 2000 polled

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What are the most spoken languages in Africa?

Approximately 17% of the 1 billion people in Africa speak an Arabic Dialect, 10% speak Swahili, and 5% speak a Berber dialect.

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How many languages are spoken across the continent of Africa?

Linguists estimate that over 2,000 languages are spoken across the continent.  The languages fall into 6 distinct categories: Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo, Khoe, Austronesian, and Indo-European.

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Which animals make up the Big 5?

Lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. The Big 5 got their title because they are considered the hardest African mammals to hunt on foot.

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What is VolunTourism?

Voluntourism is a new brand of tourism that incorporates an element of service and volunteering into the traditional holiday for anywhere from one week to

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What is overlanding in Africa?

Overlanding is a very popular type of tourism throughout Africa. Travelers board a specially equipped bus with a driver and small crew for anywhere from

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Are there any customs and traditions in Africa that are common?

Customs vary from country to country and your best bet is to consult a country-specific travel guide for accurate information. One custom that is generally

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Any precautions for females travelling to Africa?

The best precautions that a female traveler can take in Africa are to respect local clothing customs. While you may feel uncomfortable or 'not yourself'

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What is appropriate to wear in Africa?

African culture is generally quite modest when it comes to clothing. To avoid offending those around you it is best to avoid overly tight-fitting and

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What is the most commonly accepted currency in Africa?

The most commonly exchanged forms of currency in Africa are the American Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, and the Euro. The South African Rand is

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Does malaria occur all over Africa?

The only countries in Africa that have no record of endemic malaria cases are Libya and Tunisia. However, malaria transmission does not necessarily occur throughout

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Do I have to take malaria prevention medicine?

First, check the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website to see if the country you are traveling to is a malaria zone. The CDC points

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Do I need to buy travel insurance for Africa?

Travelers to Africa should definitely consider purchasing a travel insurance policy. Travel insurance is relatively inexpensive and you can buy a plan tailored to the

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What vaccinations are required before travelling to Africa?

The vaccinations that you will need depend on the country to which you are traveling. The most commonly recommended vaccinations are for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis

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African country with the highest literacy rate is?

Seychelles had the highest literacy rate at 91.8% in 2009.

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African country with the highest literacy rate?

Seychelles had the highest literacy rate at 91.8% in 2009.

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Country in Sub-Saharan Africa with the lowest HIV/AIDS infection rate?

Both Senegal and Somalia have HIV infection rates under 1% amongst adults.

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Which country in Africa has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rate?

Swaziland has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rate (26.1%).

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Do you know the HIV/AIDS infection rate in Sub-Saharan Africa?

6.1% amongst adults 15-49 years of age. In 2011 there were an estimated 23.5 million people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. This has increased since

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What is the HIV/AIDS infection rate across Africa?

4.3% amongst adults 15-49 years of age. To date, 17 million Africans have died of AIDS. 25 million Africans (many children) are infected with the HIV virus. 13

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Which African country has the lowest gross domestic product?

The island nation of Sao Tome and Principe had the lowest GDP (gross domestic product) in 2009, at 0.189 (billion USD).

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Which country in Africa has the highest GDP?

South Africa has the highest GDP (gross domestic product) in 2009, at 277.379 (billion USD).

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Which African animals are on the endangered list ?

Commonly known African animals on the endangered list include the African wild dog, the black rhinoceros, cheetahs, chimpanzees, the dugong (a rare relative of the

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What is the African Union?

The African Union or AU is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 member states. The group was formed on July 9th, 2002. The objectives of the

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