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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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.
Equatorial Guinea has the highest carbon emissions per person in 2004, followed by South Africa and Libya. Emissions are almost negligible in DR Congo, Burundi and Chad.
The African cicada, Brevisana brevis, can crank out a sound level of 106.7 decibels – that’s louder than a chain saw or pneumatic drill. These and more records
By 2007 estimates for television ownership in Africa placed the number well below those of other regions, with barely 28% ownership