Top 10 Best African Airlines (photos)


1. Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airline founded in 1945, is wholly owned by the country’s government.
The airline flies to more destinations in Africa than any other carrier.
It is one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry and is the largest on the African continent

2. South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA) is the flag carrier airline of South Africa.
The airline flies to 56 destinations in South Africa, continental Africa and around the world from its Johannesburg hub in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low-cost carrier, Mango.

3. Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius Limited is the flag carrier airline of Mauritius.
In 2017, the company was the fourth largest carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa and has an important standing in the European, African, and Indian Ocean region markets.
The airline won the World Travel Awards “Indian Ocean Leading Airline Prize” from 2005 to 2014.

4. Air Seychelles
Air Seychelles is the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles.
The airline is currently 40% owned by Etihad Airways.

5. Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways is the flag carrier airline of Kenya.
Founded in 1977, the airline was wholly owned by the Government of Kenya until April 1995, and it was privatised in 1996, becoming the first African flag carrier to successfully do so.

The largest shareholder is the Government of Kenya (48.9%), 38.1% is owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd. (in turn owned by a consortium of banks), followed by KLM, which has a 7.8% stake in the company, others are held by private owners.

6. Royal Air Maroc
Royal Air Maroc is the Moroccan national carrier and the country’s largest airline.
The carrier operates a domestic network in Morocco, scheduled international flights to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America, and occasional charter flights that include Hajj services

7. Mango (Airline)
Mango is 100% owned by South African Airways, which is itself owned by the government of South Africa but operates independently as a low-cost airline.

8. Fastjet
Lo Fastjet Plc is a British/South African-based holding company for a group of low-cost carriers that operate in Africa.

9. Kulula
Kulala is a South African low-cost airline, operating on major domestic routes.

10. TAAG Angola Airlines
TAAG Angola Airlines E.P is the state-owned national airline of Angola.
Based in Luanda, the airline operates an all-Boeing fleet on domestic services within Angola, medium-haul services in Africa and long-haul services to Brazil, Cuba, China, and Portugal.

List of African Countries and Their Capitals [Population] 2018

Names and List of African Countries and Their Capitals With Population 2018

Africa as a whole comprises of 54 officially recognised countries, here is the list of African countries and their capitals with the population of each of the countries. Africa is the second largest continent in the world with over 1.1 billion people living on the continent it is second only behind the highly populated Asian continent. Some people who haven’t been to Africa before still confuse this large continent as a country. Below is the list of the 54 countries in Africa and their capital cities with population;

54 Names , List of African Countries and Their Capitals With Population 2018

• Algeria: Capital city Algiers, population 40,100,000.
• Angola: Capital city Luanda, population 25,326,000.
• Benin: Capital city Porto-Novo, population 10,782,000.
• Botswana: Capital city Gaborone, population 2,176,000.
• Burkina Faso: Capital city Ouagadougou, population 18,450,000.
• Burundi: Capital city Bujumbura, population 9,824,000.
• Cameroon: Capital city Yaounde, population 21,918,000.
• The Republic of Cape Verde: Capital city Praia, population 525,000
• The Central African Republic: Capital city Bangui, population 4,900,000
• Chad: Capital city N’Djamena, population 13,675,000
• Comoros: Capital city Moroni, population 783,000
• Democratic Republic of Congo: Capital city Kinshasa, population 77,267,000
• Republic of Congo: Capital city Brazzaville, population 4,706,000
• Cote d’Ivoire: Capital city Yamoussoukro, population 23,126,000.
• Djibouti: Capital city Djibouti, population 961,000
• Egypt: Capital city Cairo, population 88,523,000.
• Equatorial Guinea: Capital city Malabo, population 1,996,000
• Eritrea: Capital city Asmara, population 6,895,000
• Ethiopia: Capital city Addis Ababa, population 99,391,000
• Gabon: Capital city Libreville, population 1,873,000
• Gambia: Capital city Banjul, population 2,022,000
• Ghana: Capital city Accra, population 27,414,000
• Guinea: Capital city Conakry, population 10,935,000.
• Guinea-Bissau: Capital city Bissau, population 1,788,000
• Kenya: Capital city Nairobi, population 45,533,000
• Lesotho: Capital city Maseru, population 1,908,000
• Liberia: Capital city Monrovia, population 4,046,000
• Libya: Capital city Tripoli, population 6,278,000
• Madagascar: Capital city Antananarivo, population 23,043,000.
• Malawi: Capital city Lilongwe, population 16,307,000.
• Mali: Capital city Bamako, population 17,796,000.
• Mauritania: Capital city Nouakchott, population 3,632,000.
• Mauritius: Capital city Port Louis, population 1,263,000
• Morocco: Capital city Rabat, population 34,380,000
• Mozambique: Capital city Maputo, population 28,013,000.
• Namibia: Capital city Windhoek, population 2,281,000.
• Niger: Capital city Niamey, population 18,880,000
• Nigeria: capital city Abuja, population 182,202,000
• Rwanda: Capital city Kigali, population 11,324,000
• Republic Arab Saharawi Democratic: Capital city Aauin, population 509,000
• Sao Tome and Principe: Capital city Sao Tome, population 194,000
• Senegal: Capital city Dakar, population 14,150,000.
• Seychelles: Capital city Victoria, population 97,000
• Sierra Leone: Capital city Freetown, population 6,513,000
• Somalia: Capital city Mogadishu, population 10,972,000
• South Africa: Capital City Pretoria (Executive), Bloemfontein (Judicial), CapeTown (Legislative), population 54,957,000
• South Sudan: Capital city Juba, population 12,519,000.
• Sudan: Capital city Khartoum, population 40,235,000.
• Swaziland: Capital Lobamba (royal and legislative) Mbabane (Administrative), population 1,119,000
• Tanzania: Capital Dar es Salaam (Traditional capital) Dodoma (Location of legislature), population 51,046,000
• Togo: Capital city Lomé, population 7,065,000.
• Tunisia: Capital city Tunis, population 11,118,000
• Uganda: Capital city Kampala, population 37,102,000.
• Zambia: Capital city Lusaka, population 15,474,000.
• Zimbabwe: Capital city Harare, population 13,503,000

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English Speaking Countries In West Africa

LIST OF ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES IN WEST AFRICA

The continent of Africa is divided into five regions namely, Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern, and Central Africa. The focus of this information piece will be on English speaking countries in West Africa – Anglophone Countries.

West Africa is the region that makes up the westernmost part of Africa. In this region of Africa, the following countries are included Burkina Faso, Benin, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Liberia, Niger, The Saint Helena Islands, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Senegal as well as Togo. The region has a population of about 362 million people.

Due to the various countries that make up this region and their various ethnic groups, cultures, and traditions, West Africa is as culturally diverse as other regions of Africa. However, despite these differences, upon close observation, one would ordinarily be able to see similarities, generally speaking. These similarities are in terms of dressing, food, music as well as a culture which is not necessarily shared with countries that exist outside of the region of West Africa.

List Of English Speaking Countries In West Africa

List Of English Speaking Countries In West Africa

  • DRESSING

As relates to dressing, a common style in West Africa is one that has to do with both hemming and addition of embroidery to clothing. Clothing made this way has been of traditional affiliation to the region of West Africa for a very long time reaching centuries.

  • FOOD

The dishes in this area are another factor seemingly shared by the countries that stay within this region. A good number of foreign visitors to the region have indulged in the various cuisines in the area, taking with them on their return to their country, a part of the rich culture of West Africa. Western Civilization is known to have benefitted immensely from West African Cuisines for a very long time. In the Caribbean, several dishes enjoyed there are of West African origin. The various recipes may have experienced some alterations as a means of making it suitable to the taste of those in the area, but in essence, they remain distinctly West African.

  • RELIGION

The most common religion practiced in this region of Africa is the Islamic religion which was actually brought to the region by traders who visited the area in the 9th century. In West Africa, the biggest ethnic groups by population practice Islam, and the religion dictates their total lifestyle, from the way they dress to the type of food they eat and so on.

  • LANGUAGE

In West Africa, the languages most commonly spoken are the Niger-Congo languages which mainly, but not completely, belongs to the Non-Bantu branches in the region. Nilo-Saharan, as well as Afro-Asiatic language speakers, are also found in reasonable numbers within this region of Africa. All in all, however, the Niger-Congo spoken languages which includes languages such as Igbo, Yoruba, Fulani, Akan, and Wolof, are the most influential in the area and have the largest ethnic groups as well.

West Africa is, no doubt, a very significant part of Africa, and it is a sad thing when one learns of the fact that a good number of its people and strangers alike, do not have concrete knowledge of it, as they ideally should.

Anglophone Countries In West Africa

Out of the 17 countries that make up Western Africa, there are 5 countries which speak English primarily. This article aims to identify those countries and give a brief overview of how they are.

LIST OF ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES IN WEST AFRICA

  • GHANA:

Anglophone Countries In West Africa

Ghana

The West African nation of Ghana or as it is known officially, “The Republic of Ghana” is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea as well as the Atlantic Ocean. This nation runs a unitary presidential democracy and it has an estimated land area of 238,535 square meters. To the west, Ghana is bordered by Ivory Coast and to the North, it is bordered by Burkina Faso. To the East, Ghana is bordered by Togo, and to the South, this beautiful nation is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea as well as the Atlantic Ocean. A variety of ethnic groups, linguistic groups as well as religious groups are represented by the population of this nation and according to statistics, a recorded 5% of the population of Ghana takes part in Traditional worship while an impressive 67.2% is more interested in Christianity. The others practice Islam. This nation’s president stands as both the head of State and the head of government as well. The main language of this country is the English language which is also accepted generally as the Lingua Franca, however, there are 11 languages in the country, recognized by the government.

  • LIBERIA:

Liberia

Liberia

Liberia is a country that can be found on the coast of West Africa. To the West, it is bordered by Sierra Leone, and to the North, it is bordered by Guinea and by Ivory Coast to the east while to the South, it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The country stretches across an area of about 111,369 square kilometers and boasts of a population of more than 4.7 million people. The official language of this nation is English although there are more than 20 other indigenous languages that are also spoken in the country by the different ethnic groups which make up more than 95% of the total population of the country.

  • NIGERIA:

List Of English Speaking Countries In West Africa

Nigeria

This beautiful nation is a federal republic which is located in the Western part of Africa. The nation is bordered to the West by Benin and by Chad and Cameroon, to the east. To the North, Nigeria is bordered by Niger and the coast of the country in the south can be found lying on the Gulf of Guinea. There are 36 states and a Federal capital territory in this Nation. In terms of languages, there are more than 500 languages spoken in Nigeria, and some of them are considered extinct in this day. However, despite this large number of languages, spoken all over the country, one language unites all, and that language is English, the official language of the country.

  • SIERRA LEONE:

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Among The English Speaking Countries In West Africa

The Republic of Sierra Leone as it is known official is an African country located in West Africa. To the Northeast, this nation is bordered by Guinea and to the Southeast, it is bordered by Liberia. The Atlantic Ocean borders this nation to the Southwest.

  • GAMBIA:

The Gambia

The Gambia

the Gambia is a West African nation which is almost completely surrounded by Senegal. This is the smallest country that can be found on the mainland of Africa. The nation has an area of 10,689 square kilometers and a population of more than 1.8 million people. In the Gambia, the official language is English, even though other languages are spoken as well. Some of these other languages include Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, Serer, Krio, Jola as well as some other languages also. French is also a common language in the area as a result of the geographical setting of Gambia.

BELOW ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT THE REGION OF WEST AFRICA

Some Important Facts about Africa you most likely didn’t know

  1. For thousands of years, the Kingdom of Ghana/Wagadugu/Ghanata was one of the most powerful empires in Africa. In the 7th century to the 13th century, this empire was notable for being one of the first among the great trading empires at the time. It was located at an area which lay between Sahara and the headwaters of rivers Senegal and Niger. This empire, at the time being spoken of in this article, was more developed than any European country could have boasted to be at the time.
  2. The ancient Sub-Saharan civilization, the Nok civilization is considered by most, to be one of the most advanced ever in the history of Africa. This civilization, based on research, was mostly concentrated in the West African country known as Nigeria and began at about 1500 BC. Some of the very earliest Terracotta and Iron smelting agriculture was produced by this civilization. Around the year 200 AD, the Nok civilization disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
  3. The 14th Century King Mansa Musa is known as the richest human being in all of mankind’s long history. He ruled Mali and amassed his staggering wealth via the means of exploiting the Salt and gold production in Mali.
  4. West Africa is known to be more culturally diverse than the entire continent of Asia, based on the varying number of languages, spoken in its member countries as well as their traditions and culture.
  5. The West African country, Liberia, was the first African country to gain her independence.
  6. The Islamic empire in the nation of Nigeria is known as the Sokoto Caliphate. It is led by the Sultan of Sokoto and was founded in the early 19th century, during the time of the Fulani Jihad.

There are more interesting facts about West Africa, owing to the rich history of the region and it would be a great disservice for one born in the area to not at least be well versed with some of these facts.