Melkbos beach in Cape Town. Africa has 38 coastal states and six island nations. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jonathan Gill)

The ‘Blue Economy’: Africa’s Oceans And Their Vast Potential, Plus A Maritime Industry That Is Already Worth $1 Trillion

Collectively, African coastal and island states encompass vast ocean territories of an estimated 13 million sq. km. Many are failing to ensure safe and secure conditions for those working and living off the oceans


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View from the south coast, Mauritius. (Photo/ Flickr/ Brando.n)

Length Of Coastlines In Africa, By Country: Plus, How Climate Change May Spoil The View

Madagascar – an island – has the longest coastline of any country in Africa. On the mainland, the beach view is longest in Somalia, South Africa, Mozambique and Egypt.