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.
World Heritage sites are areas of “outstanding universal value” for their natural features, cultural value, or both. The top three in Africa are South Africa with 21 sites, Ethiopia with 10, and Egypt with 9.
The EPI Data ranks countries’ performance on high-priority environmental issues in two areas: protection of human health and protection of ecosystems. On these measures, Mauritius is tops in Africa.
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.