Free quiz questions all about the continent of Africa. Includes trivia aboult people, countries, cities, history, animals, sport and language.
Who became president of Zimbabwe in 1987?
He had been the Prime Minister between 1980 and 1987.source
True lemurs only come from which island nation, situated off the east coast of Africa?
They are a kind of primate. The word lemur derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology.source
Which great engineering project was 102 miles long when it opened in 1869?
Canal is longer now: 120 milessource
Which African country experienced a civil war from 1975 to 2002 which included factions with the names MPLA, FNLA and UNITA?
Which West African country has a capital city name Lomé?
Pron "Low-May" It became the capital in 1897 when it was part of German Togoland.source
What animal is the nickname of the Ivory Coast national football team?
Which city is home to the United Nations headquarters in Africa?
The capital of Kenya. The office was established there in 1996.source
Which African country includes the summit of Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent?
It's a dormant volcano.source
Which English author describes "the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River" in 'The Elephant's Child', one of his Just-So stories?
The story explains how the elephant got his trunk.source
Whose 1994 autobiography was titled 'Long Walk To Freedom'?
The book was later made into a film (2013) with Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandelasource
What was the name of the city in Zaire which hosted the famous boxing match 'The Rumble In The Jungle' in 1974?
Muhammed Ali beat George Foremansource
Which North African kingdom has a capital city called Rabat?
Casablanca is the largest city but Rabat is the capital.source
Which open source computer operating system first released in 2004 takes its name from an ancient African word for 'humanity to others'?
During which decade did the the African country of Basutholand become independent from the UK and become the Kingdom of Lesotho?
4th October 1966source
Blade runner Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the Valentine's Day of which year?
Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide and jailed in 2014.source
Which 1964 epic war film set in 1879 gave Michael Caine his first major role?
Caine plays Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead.source
Emmanuel Adebayor has played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Spurs but what African nation does he represent?
He played his first game for Togo in 2000.source
Which African language has official status in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and three other countries in the region?
Estimates put number of Swahili speakers between 50 million and 100 millionsource
In which African country does the White Nile meet the Blue Nile?
The confluence is close to the capital city Khartoum.source
Which African country have the dubious distinction of scoring zero points in three separate Rugby Union World Cup matches in 2003, 2007 and 2011?
The sides that beat them were Australia who scored 142, South Africa who scored 87 and Georgia who scored 30 points, all without reply.source
What is the sea, lying between Arabia and Africa is the world's most northerly tropical sea?
Who did Muhammed Ali beat in the famous fight known as the Rumble in the Jungle?
The fight took place in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaire. Zaire is now Democratic Republic of Congo.source
What nationality is the athlete Hicham El Guerrouj who set the world record for the 1500 metres in 1998?
Set record in 1998 in Romesource