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.
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.
By 2007 estimates for television ownership in Africa placed the number well below those of other regions, with barely 28% ownership
As of 2007, Africa has won had 15 Nobel laureates, seven of which have been for Peace, and five more for Literature. There has been one winner each for Medicine, Physics and Chemistry.
The Index measures total impact of weather and climate; geology; geography on resources, services and human populations. Island nations are the most vulnerable; landlocked and sparsely populated ones, less so.