African countries that speak French are Benin, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. Other francophone African countries are the Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Mali and Niger. These countries, along with Senegal and Togo, have French as their official language.Continue Reading
Other African countries where French is one of the official languages are Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros and Djibouti. Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Rwanda and Seychelles also use French as one of the official languages. In Tunisia and Morocco, French is spoken by the upper classes. Many of these countries are former French colonies. As of 2010, about 120 million people in Africa spoke French.
Comoros is an archipelago of islands found in the Indian Ocean. It gained independence from France in 1975 and endured a fraught political climate until the election of President Ikililou Dhoinine in May, 2011. Like Comoros, Madagascar is also found in the Indian Ocean. It became independent from France in 1960.
Burkina Faso, which is found in Western Africa, was once known as Upper Volta. It gained independence from France in 1960. Blaise Compaore became President in 1987 and is still president as of 2014.
Rwanda and Burundi were once joined together as the colony of Ruanda-Urundi. They were colonies not of France, but of francophone Belgium. They separated and became independent in 1962.Learn more about Africa
Guinea, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mozambique, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'ivoire, Ghana, Central African Republic, Chad, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Congo, Angola and South Africa are all located in the African Savanna. While there are many savanna biome regions, the African Savanna is the only one with the name.Full Answer >
The countries that border Ghana are Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. Ghana is situated in West Africa and borders the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana has a total area of approximately 99,100 miles, making it the 82nd largest country in the world. Ghana is a little smaller than Oregon.Full Answer >
As of 2015, some of the biggest African countries by area are Algeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Libya and Chad. Algeria, in the northwest, is the largest African country, with an area of 919,595 square miles.Full Answer >
The Congo River starts in central Africa in the country of The Democratic Republic of The Congo and ends in the country of Tanzania. It eventually feeds into the Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >