They include big successes like The Last King of Scotland (Uganda, 2006), Sarafina (South Africa, 1992), Out of Africa (Kenya, 1985) and The Gods Must Be Crazy (Botswana, 1980)
The top five clubs with the most silverware all come from North Africa – Egypt’s Al-Ahly and Zamalek are first and second; Algeria’s JS Kabylie and Tunisia’s Etiole du Sahel are tied in third; Morocco’s Raja Casablanca is fifth
Namibia’s 2008 records include the largest meteorite, 2.7 metres long by 2.4 metres wide, and estimated to weigh 59 tonnes. The country also has the world’s largest underground lake, and the fastest 200m sprint
Some of the top African intellectuals include Wole Soyinka, Mahmood Mamdani and Ali Mazrui. But the list is far from exhaustive.
By 2007 estimates for television ownership in Africa placed the number well below those of other regions, with barely 28% ownership