This week on African fun facts:
The UN recognizes 54 African countries. However, there are two disputed countries. They include Western Sahara and Somaliland making them a total of 56.
There is a plateau in South Africa that has produced half of the gold ever mined on earth. The plateau is Witwatersrand although the gold production has declined over the years.
Abidjan has the most substantial number of French-speaking people in Africa. In fact, more people in Africa speak French than those that do in France.
The Kalenjin tribe from Kenya boast of having the greatest marathon athletes in the world.
Mozambique is the only country in Africa whose national flag has the image of an AK-47 assault rifle.