Africa

In fifth class we have been learning about the continent of Africa. Here are some of the interesting facts we found out about the different countries we were learning about.
Libya
• As a result of a civil war in 2011 Libya has a temporary government and is hoping to have a constitutional Declaration by 2013.
• Children in Libya start school when they are 6.
Chad
• 80 chadian doctors -49,938 people per doctor .
• Chad: 1 television per 1000 people
Nigeria
• 521 languages
• The green in the flag represents agriculture, the white represent unity and peace.
Namibia:
• Life expectany- 64 yrs
• Official language: English
Ghana:
• Lake Volta is the; largest artificially made lake in the world.
• Elmina Slave castle is the oldest European building in the entire West Africa region.
Madagascar:
Languages: French and Malagasy
Currency: Malagasy Ariary
South Africa:
• Table mountain in South Africa is believed to be the oldest mountain in the world.
• South Africa has a penguin colony because of the cold Antarctic waves.
Egypt
• Soccer team is called Al-Ahly.
• Egypt: Life expectancy is 72.
Ivory Coast:
3rd biggest church in the world- Basilica of our Lady of Peace
Life expectancy- 52
The republic of Congo
They export more that 257,000 barrels of oil daily
Over 5.2 million children in the country receive no education.