Mama Africa

By:Natilse Lourenço

Mama Africa

All flags of Africa

Mama Africa or just Africa is the third largest continent, which has about 54 countries. The largest country is Algeria, and the smallest is Seychelles. Africa is famous for having a great diversity of animals and languages.​​ The most common languages are English, Portuguese, and French.

The Brook Hill has students from Liberia, Angola, and Nigeria.

The people from Liberia speak English as the official language. The capital of Liberia is Monrovia. The official language of the country is English, but only about a fifth of the population speaks it. Liberia is one of the world’s poorest countries and has a high unemployment rate. Did you know South Africa’s leader Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most admired icons, was born in Liberia?

The official language in Angola is Portuguese, but they also speak Bantu and other African languages. Angola gained its independence from Portugal in 1975. Due to the increase in oil production, Angola has one of the fastest growing economies. The current Miss Universe, Leila Luliana da Costa Viera Lopes–known simply as “Leila Lopes,” is Angolan.

Nigeria is the last country. They speak English and also they have a large community of people. The main religions in Nigeria are Islam, Christianity, Yoruba Orisha or Orisa veneration and Ifá. Nigeria is the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest petroleum exporter. Nigeria is also the most populous country in Africa.

So there you have it: A brief overview of the African countries represented by some of our Brook Hill boarding students.

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