Quiz: Identify these African Countries, Cities and more

How good is your African geography? Can you name these countries, cities, lakes, bays and deserts? Test your knowledge and share your results below 🙂

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    This country was home to one of mankind’s earliest civilisations

    • Egypt
    • Sudan
    • Ethiopia
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    This island republic gave its name to a 2005 computer-animated comedy film from DreamWorks

    • Réunion
    • Maldives
    • Madagascar
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    This is the biggest city in Africa, yet is not the capital of its country

    • Abuja
    • Lagos
    • Kinshasa
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    This city on the River Niger has long been a figure of utter remoteness

    • Timbuktu
    • Brazzaville
    • Monrovia
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    The youngest nation in Africa, this country gained independence in 2011

    • Sudan
    • South Sudan
    • Burundi
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    This Desert of semi-arid sandy savanna covers parts of three countries

    • Sahara
    • Negev
    • Kalahari
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    Although this country spans the Equator, snow lies permanently on its mountain peaks

    • Kenya
    • Uganda
    • Tamzania
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    One of the African Great Lakes, this one got its name from European royalty

    • Lake Edward
    • Lake Albert
    • Lake Victoria
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    Theatre of a vicious anti-colonial war in the years leading up to independence in 1962, this country is home to the popular raï music

    • Algeria
    • Morocco
    • Tunisia
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    Largely adjudged a ‘failed state’ this country formed the backdrop to the 2001 movie Black Hawk Down

    • Djibouti
    • Libya
    • Somalia
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    The name of this body of water may evoke a civil war of the 1960s

    • Bight of Biafra
    • Bay of Burundi
    • Gulf of Gambia
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    This is the only African country where German is a recognised national language

    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Namibia
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    This sausage-shaped former British colony occupies both banks of the river of the same name—and little else

    • Gambia
    • Senegal
    • Ghana
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    A former French colony, its name is entirely included within that of its densely populated neighbour

    • Chad
    • Niger
    • Mali


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