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15 African Facts To Mess with Your Head

MAIL & GUARDIAN AFRICA   in 
July 25, 2014

A king with the most brothers and sisters, and the nation that produces more twins than any other in the world

AFRICA has its fair share of quirks and surprises. That is not what makes it different from other places – it is partly what makes it similar to other continents. From the highest twin birth rates, to the power to control the world’s most advanced technologies – here we give you a run down of 15 of Africa’s most surprising facts:

Ethiopia is landlocked, but the state-owned shipping company has 17 ships. Its close ally and neighbour Kenya is a coastal country, with a national shipping company, but not a single ship.

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