What is so Amazing about Africa?
The diversity of the people, the numerous languages, the vibrant cultures, the ancient traditions and rich heritage, Africa is a continent like none other and it’s the world’s best kept secret.
Amazing Africa Ltd invites you to explore the continent that is often misunderstood, unknown and misrepresented and provides an opportunity to celebrate the cultural richness of the African people around the world.
Amazing facts about Africa
•Africa is the second largest continent on earth, approximately 11.7 million square miles.
•The African continent has the second largest population in the world, at about one billion people.
•Well over one thousand languages are spoken by the people of Africa. Some estimates put this number closer to two thousand.
•The oldest human remains ever discovered were found in Ethiopia. They are approximately 200,000 years old.
•The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa.
•Africa has the world's largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.
•Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in Africa; it is 355 feet high and one mile wide.
•Africa is the hottest continent on earth.
AMAZING AFRICA EVENTS
Africa Day Celebrations 2010
The Amazing Africa festival took place on 9th October in the heart of London in Trafalgar Square. The free, one day festival gave attendees an experience of the tastes, sounds, and flavours of the continent. The festival celebrated the diversity of African culture in London through music, arts and crafts and food. This showcase of the richness and beauty of the African continent featured a live entertainment stage as well as dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, fashion shows, and activities for all the family.
Amazing Africa Festival 2007
On 28th May 2007 the Amazing Africa Team joined the Mayor of London for the first and largest celebration of Africa on Trafalgar Square.
The team exhibited and showcased information promoting the African continent. Despite the heavy rain and numerous umbrellas the party atmosphere on the Square was electric and the Amazing Africa exhibition stand was a constant hub of activity.
RISE: LONDON UNITED
In 2007 the Amazing Africa team exhibited and contributed to the Mayor of London’s anti-racism Festival, Rise: London United. Rise is London’s popular annual multicultural music festival and the largest anti-racist festival in Europe, the event in 2007 also marked the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Britain. The one day event attracted many thousands from all communities in London to Finsbury Park for a celebration of music, culture and diversity.