There are 53 countries in Africa and about
900 million people. In the north, there are deserts and in the
middle, where the equator is, it is tropical. In the south,
there are big plains and a desert called the Kalahari.
Africa is very famous for wild animals. There
are very big herbivores such as giraffes, elephants and hippos
and big carnivores like lions and crocodiles. There are many
national parks which are very popular with tourist.
There are a lot of natural resources in
Africa including oil and minerals. Unfortunately, Africa is also
very poor. Today, 380 million Africans are poor. Why?
There are one thousand languages or more in
Africa so African culture is very rich. African music is very
varied. One famous musician is Ali Farke Touré from Mali.
African dancing is wonderful and the clothes are beautiful and
Education and health care is very important
for the future of Africa.