Countries of Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world and is also the second most populous after Asia. There are 54 countries in Africa which immensely diverse when it comes to economic, cultural, and social terms. Many Americans may have heard of countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, and perhaps Egypt but many other fascinating ones exist. From Senegal to Namibia and many others. At Mind Muzic, we make it easy for you to learn everything you need to know about the countries of Africa through hip-hop music. We use this music to teach children about African countries and the diversity of this continent that is home to 1.2 billion people.

About Countries of Africa

Africa is a large and diverse continent that is roughly dissected in half by the Equator. With 54 countries making up the continent, there is a lot to learn about this continent. Countries that lie above the Sahara Desert to the north tend to be heavily influenced by the Middle-Eastern culture and are largely Islamic. These include Egypt, Morocco, Algeria among others. South of the Sahara, countries are largely made up of Bantu, Nilotic, and Cushitic linguistic groups. Even so, there is still a wide diversity among the countries. For example, countries like South Africa have populations that speak in a unique clicking-language while Rwanda and Burundi are both largely made up of just two ethnic groups.

Popular Facts about Countries of Africa

  • There are 54 countries in Africa, most of which were colonized by European powers in the early 17th and 18th The only two exceptions are Ethiopia and Liberia.
  • These two countries were not colonized for a variety of reasons. Liberia was under the protection of the United States which used the country to resettle freed slaves after the American Civil War. Ethiopia on the other, took advantage of its uniquely well-armed military to decisively defeat the Italian colonizers at the Battle of Adowa in the 18th
  • Before the advent of the colonizers, the continent was comprised of over 10,000 countries and autonomous groups. At the Berlin Conference, European leaders drew arbitrary borders across the continent, planting the seed for most of the conflict that plagued the continent after independence.
  • Egypt was the home of one of the largest and longest civilizations. It is also home to the pyramids, the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that remain.
  • Mali was the home of the Empire of Mali whose emperor, Mansa Musa is said to have been one of the richest men in history. The king took advantage of the lucrative trade routes that ran through Timbuktu to accumulate a vast fortune.
  • The River Nile runs through several African countries including Egypt and Sudan.

Countries of Africa History Lessons | What Mind Muzic Offers

When It comes to understanding African countries, Mind Muzic can help your kids learn all about them. Our songs help your kids understand how African countries have helped shape the world as it is and how the continent is poised to influence the world in the years to come.

Why Learn More about Countries of Africa through Mind Muzic?

When you come to Mind Muzic for your African country lessons through music, you are guaranteed that your children will have a great learning experience. Our songs are fun, easy to sing along to, and of the highest quality. Indeed, we have won numerous awards, including Cine Gear Expo Music Video Award among many others.

If you have any questions about our Black History Lessons, including Countries of Africa lessons, do not hesitate to contact us today.