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discovery of Africa who and when discovered some parts of Africa
The imagemap in the African Union section needs to be redone or removed, it is highly erroneous:
Why does not the Arab subcontinent belong to Africa ?
Geological and Geomorphological these parts of the earth belong to each other!
So, political or ethnical affairs do not matter at all.
Neither you would count French Guyana to Europe (just politically). Australia is also not a part of Europe, despite of it European population (just of the socalled West). And India is itself a (formerly african) subcontinent, which is put to Asia. Why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:02, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
- At wikipedia, we pretty much stick with the 'orthodox' definitions of the continents as found in the preponderance of reliable sources. Other, 'non-orthodox' definitions, which yours evidently is, might feasibly be mentioned in the appropriate place, but as a bare minimum we would need some kind of external source explaining WHO defines it that way, and demonstrating WHY it would be a significant point of view. Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 15:47, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
The last line in the economic section
The line "A Harvard University study showed that Africa could easily feed itself, if only it had decent governance." doesn't seem very encyclopedic (due to the use of the words decent, which shows bias; and showed, one study doesn't prove anything), and insults the intelligence of the reader. Every continent capable of sustaining it's population can feed itself, and if it can't, then the population drops until it can. I would either remove or change it myself, but it's locked, probably because of edit wars over something stupid, like ethnic and religious tensions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:46, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
Adding an interactive Africa map to the article
For editors: Any interest in adding the interactive AfricaMap site, Africamap ( http://worldmap.harvard.edu/africamap/) to this article? It is open to everyone and has a wealth of data. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richmond9 (talk • contribs) 11:55, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Can, in the Independence struggles section, be mentioned that at the founding of the Organisation for African Unity, it was thought by many that the organisation would redraw the country borders in africa. Wole Soyinka even wrote an article about it in Courrier International (nr 188), at 9 June 1994.
Next, can a map be added of 1500-1800 AD; this seems to be most representable. A map of the african borders/states of 1800-1880 AD may also be added; these include states like Karamanu dynasty, cult of Sanoessijja, Masina, Bambara, Bondou, Futa Jallon, Futa Toro, Ashanti, Mossi Dagomba states, Haussaland, Fulani Kingdom, Kanem-Bornu, Dahomey, Fanti, Boeganda, Nyamwezi, Domain of Tippu-Tip, Lunda, Luba, Imbangala, Ovimbundu, Kazembe, Swazi, Natal, Sotho, Kingdom of Merina and Kingdom of Betsileo KVDP (talk) 13:10, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Map showing religious distribution in Africa incorrect
This map puts Eritrea and Northern Ethiopia as Islam. However, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Eritrea 63% of Eritreans are Christians According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Ethiopia 96% of Tigrayans which is Northern Ethiopia are Christians Also Northern western Ethiopia and Central Ethiopia where Amhara live are 83% Christians Please correct the map for these areas — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 06:51, 14 December 2013 (UTC)