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Lightning in the West Rand area of Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo/ Flickr/ Werner Vermaak)

Eastern DR Congo Is The World’s Lightning Capital…Then There’s Tororo In Uganda…

Africa is the lightning capital of the world because it has more landmass at the equator than any other continent, and apart from eastern DR Congo, Tororo, Uganda is another special part of this story.


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A fish eagle descends on Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. (Photo/ Flickr/ Joachim Huber)

African Rivers And Lakes; Some Surprising Numbers From The Waters

Africa has more rivers shared by three or more countries than any other continent; Lake Tanganyika is so deep that it holds 1% of the total volume of freshwater on the earth’s surface.