A report on AfricaAfrican Union and Nigeria

The totality of Africa seen by the Apollo 17 crew
Lucy, an Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovered 24 November 1974 in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression
Saharan rock art in the Fezzan
Map showing the traditional language families represented in Africa
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Diachronic map showing African empires spanning roughly 500 BCE to 1500 CE
Muammar Gaddafi embracing Tanzanian President Kikwete after assuming the chairmanship
Ceremonial Igbo pot from 9th-century Igbo-Ukwu
The Ezana Stone records King Ezana's conversion to Christianity and his subjugation of various neighboring peoples, including Meroë.
Billboard in Niamey (Niger) announcing the 33rd AU Summit (2019)
Yoruba copper mask of Obalufon from the city of Ife c. 1300
The intricate 9th-century bronzes from Igbo-Ukwu, in Nigeria displayed a level of technical accomplishment that was notably more advanced than European bronze casting of the same period.
African Union Representational Mission in Washington, D.C.
Royal Benin ivory mask, one of Nigeria's most recognized artifacts. Benin Empire, 16th century.
Ruins of Great Zimbabwe (flourished eleventh to fifteenth centuries)
Emblem of the African Union
Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard who as Governor-General of Nigeria led the amalgamation of the Northern Nigeria Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.
Major slave trading regions of Africa, 15th–19th centuries.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (formerly GSPC) area of operations
Emir of Kano with cavalry, 1911
Comparison of Africa in the years 1880 and 1913
South Sudanese independence referendum, 2011
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Topography of Africa
Kenyan soldiers and fighters of the Ras Kamboni Brigades, a Somali government-allied militia, near Kismayo, Somalia, 2012
1953 postage stamp with portrait of Queen ElizabethII
Today, the African Plate is moving over Earth's surface at a speed of 0.292° ± 0.007° per million years, relative to the "average" Earth (NNR-MORVEL56)
Nnamdi Azikiwe, first president of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966
The main biomes in Africa.
The Republic of Biafra in June 1967, when it declared its independence from the rest of Nigeria
Africa Water Precipitation
Shehu Shagari was the first democratically elected President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983.
Savanna at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Olusegun Obasanjo was civilian President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
African countries by GDP (PPP) per capita in 2020
Muhammadu Buhari is currently serving as President of Nigeria, since 2015.
A map showing religious distribution in Africa
Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja
A simplistic view of language families spoken in Africa
Nigerian Army self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
The rock-hewn Church of Saint George in Lalibela, Ethiopia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nigerian Air Force Mil Mi-35P
Nok figure (5th century BC-5th century AD)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
A musician from South Africa
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) with United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in August 2014
Best results of African men's national football teams at the FIFA World Cup
Map of Nigeria with administrative divisions
An animated map shows the order of independence of African nations, 1950–2011
Climate map of Nigeria
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Palm plantation in Delta State
Political map of Africa in 2021
Rainforest range of Obudu Mountains
Map of the African Economic Community.
CEN-SAD
COMESA
EAC
ECCAS
ECOWAS
IGAD
SADC
UMA
Clouds kissing the mountains of Obudu
A proportional representation of Nigeria exports, 2019
Farm ploughing in Kwara State
Oil facility at Bonny Island, Rivers State
PTDF – Petroleum Technology Development Fund
Countries by natural gas proven reserves (2014). Nigeria has the largest reserves in Africa.
Innoson vehicles
Steel factory in Ajaokuta
Meridien Akwa Ibom golf course park
Lekki Beach in Lagos
Substation in Abuja
Railway system in Nigeria, 2022
Second Niger bridge at Onitsha, artistic impression
SpaceX launch of CRS-11 with Nigeria EduSat-1 on board in 2017
Population density (persons per square kilometer) in Nigeria
Map of Nigeria's linguistic groups
The Abuja National Mosque
National Church of Nigeria, Abuja
Nigerian states that implement some form of sharia law (in green)
A hospital in Abuja
The University of Lagos
A Nigerian police officer at the Eyo festival in Lagos
End SARS is a decentralised social movement and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
Nigerian women in tech
Lisa Folawiyo, Fashion Designer From Nigeria
An Eyo Iga Olowe Salaye masquerade jumping
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Africa's most popular and best selling literary piece ever, has been translated into more than forty languages.
Wizkid is a popular musician in Nigeria, Africa and worldwide.
Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigerian football supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Imota Rice Mill, close to Lagos
Oil and gas fields in the Niger delta
Oil and gas fields in the Niger delta
The world's biggest distilling column at the Dangote refinery in comparison
The world's biggest distilling column at the Dangote refinery in comparison
Pharmacy in Epe
Ituen Basi, Lagos based Nigerian fashion designer

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa.

- African Union

It covers an area of 923769 km2, and with a population of over 218 million, it is the most populous country in Africa, and the world’s seventh-most populous country.

- Nigeria

Algeria is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria is its largest by population.

- Africa

African nations cooperate through the establishment of the African Union, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa.

- Africa

Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, NAM, the Economic Community of West African States, and OPEC.

- Nigeria

A number of AU member states led by Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Rwanda requested that the AU recognise the NTC as Libya's interim governing authority, and several other AU member states have recognised the NTC regardless of the Peace and Security Council's decision.

- African Union
The totality of Africa seen by the Apollo 17 crew

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Ghana

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Country in West Africa.

Country in West Africa.

16th-century Akan Terracotta, Metropolitan Museum of Art
An 1850 map showing the Akan Kingdom of Ashanti within the Guinea region and surrounding regions in West Africa
18th-century Ashanti brass kuduo. Gold dust and nuggets were kept in kuduo, as were other items of personal value and significance. As receptacles for their owners' kra, or life force, kuduo were prominent features of ceremonies designed to honour and protect that individual.
The Portuguese established the Portuguese Gold Coast with the construction of Elmina Castle (Castelo da Mina) by Diogo de Azambuja in 1482, making it the oldest European building in Sub-Saharan Africa.
During Anglo-Ashanti Wars British troops ransacking a Fomena chief's palace en route to Kumasi in 1874
Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana
Traditional chiefs in Ghana in 2015
Fiho kopé - south Ghana
Parliament House of Ghana, the Supreme Court of Ghana and Judiciary of Ghana buildings and Jubilee House is the presidential palace.
First President of the Republic of Ghana Nkrumah and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th presidents of the 4th Republic of Ghana Rawlings; Kufuor; Mills and Mahama.
Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and United Nations Secretary-General 1997–2006
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inspects Honour Guards mounted by the Ghana Air Force at the Jubilee House the Presidential Palace of Ghana in Greater Accra on 1 March 2016.
Militarized police Unit of the Ghana Police Service
Ghana is among the sovereign states of West Africa used by drug cartels and drug traffickers (shown in orange).
Change in per capita GDP of Ghana, 1870–2018. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars
A proportional representation of Ghana exports, 2019
Ghana petroleum and commodities; exports in percentage.
Jubilee oil field of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and National Petroleum Authority located off the coast of the Western Region in Ghana in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Surfers surfing and big wave surfing at Busua Beach in Western region
A villa in East Ridge
Ghana Export Treemap by Product (2017) from Harvard Atlas of Economic Complexity
Ghana education system's implementation of information and communications technology at the University of Ghana
Population pyramid 2016
Ghana Card (Ghanaian electronic ID Card) – obverse with chip
Development of life expectancy, 1921 to 2019
Hogbetsotso festival in the Volta region
Adinkra symbols by Robert Sutherland Rattray
Kente cloth, the traditional or national cloth of Ghana, is worn by most southern Ghanaian ethnic groups including the Akan, the Ga, and the Ewe.
Ghana mass media, news and information provided by television.
Black Stars, the Ghana national football team.
Black Stars goal celebration.
Ghanaian winter sports Olympic team at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics
Modern high-rise buildings in Accra, the capital.
Administration block of Achimota School

With over 31 million people, Ghana is the second-most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria.

Ghana consequently enjoys significant influence in West Africa, and is highly integrated in international affairs, being a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Group of 24 (G24) and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Ghana is the leader in the adoption of digital financial services in Africa and set to increase financial inclusion to more than 85% until 2024.

Sub-Saharan Africa

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Geographical map of sub-Saharan Africa.
Red: Arab states in Africa (Arab League and UNESCO).
Simplified climatic map of Africa: sub-Saharan Africa consists of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa in the north (yellow), the tropical savannas (light green) and the tropical rainforests (dark green) of Equatorial Africa, and the arid Kalahari Basin (yellow) and the "Mediterranean" south coast (olive) of Southern Africa. The numbers shown correspond to the dates of all Iron Age artifacts associated with the Bantu expansion.
Ethnographic map of Africa, from Meyers Blitz-Lexikon (1932).
Climate zones of Africa, showing the ecological break between the hot desert climate of North Africa and the Horn of Africa (red), the hot semi-arid climate of the Sahel and areas surrounding deserts (orange) and the tropical climate of Central and Western Africa (blue). Southern Africa has a transition to semi-tropical or temperate climates (green), and more desert or semi-arid regions, centered on Namibia and Botswana.
Stone chopping tool from Olduvai Gorge.
Nok sculpture, terracotta, Louvre.
Fictionalised portrait of Nzinga, queen of the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms.
Sphinx of the Nubian Emperor Taharqa.
Stone city of Gondershe, Somalia.
Fasilides Castle, Ethiopia.
The Tongoni Ruins south of Tanga in Tanzania
Great Zimbabwe: Tower in the Great Enclosure.
Population density in Africa, 2006.
Fertility rates and life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa.
Yoruba drummers (Niger-Congo).
A San man (Khoisan).
Maasai women and children (Nilo-Saharan).
Saho women (Afroasiatic).
A Boer European African family (Indo-European).
Lagos
Nairobi
Johannesburg
The Athlone Power Station in Cape Town, South Africa.
Energy sources in sub-Saharan Africa. Fossil Fuels and hydroelectric power make up the largest share of sub-Saharan African electricity.
Skyline of Libreville, Gabon.
Downtown Luanda, Angola.
Phenakite from the Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Agricultural fields in Rwanda's Eastern Province.
The Naute Fruit Farm at the Naute Dam outside of Keetmanshoop, Namibia.
The University of Botswana's Earth Science building in Gaborone, Botswana.
The University of Antananarivo in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The Komfo Anokye Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.
Estimated prevalence in % of HIV among young adults (15–49) per country as of 2011.
Ifá divination and its four digit binary code.
Two Bambara Chiwara c. undefined late 19th / early 20th centuries. Female (left) and male Vertical styles.
A traditional polyrhythmic kalimba.
A plate of fufu accompanied with peanut soup.
Ugali and cabbage.
This meal, consisting of injera and several kinds of wat (stew), is typical of Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine.
The Akan Kente cloth patterns.
Kangas
The Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The Namibia rugby team.
Geo-political map of Africa divided for ethnomusicological purposes, after Alan P. Merriam, 1959.
Central Africa
Middle Africa (UN subregion)
Central African Federation (defunct)
Eastern Africa (UN subregion)
East African Community
Central African Federation (defunct)
Geographic East Africa, including the UN subregion and East African Community
Southern Africa (UN subregion)
geographic, including above
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Western Africa (UN subregion)
Maghreb

Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara.

Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos.

Additionally, the African Union in July 2003 ratified the Maputo Protocol, which pledges to prohibit female genital mutilation (FGM).

Mali

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Landlocked country in West Africa.

Landlocked country in West Africa.

The extent of the Mali Empire's peak
The pages above are from Timbuktu Manuscripts written in Sudani script (a form of Arabic) from the Mali Empire showing established knowledge of astronomy and mathematics. Today there are close to a million of these manuscripts found in Timbuktu alone.
Griots of Sambala, king of Médina (Fula people, Mali), 1890
Cotton being processed in Niono into 400 lb bales for export to other parts of Africa and to France, c. 1950
WWI Commemorative Monument to the "Armée Noire"
Tuareg separatist rebels in Mali, January 2012
Members of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, directory of the ruling junta in Mali
Satellite image of Mali
Mali map of Köppen climate classification
Landscape in Hombori
Ex-Malian Transition President Dioncounda Traoré
Former President of Mali Amadou Toumani Touré and Minister-president of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
A market scene in Djenné
A proportional representation of Mali exports, 2019
Kalabougou potters
Cotton processing at CMDT
GDP per capita development of Mali
A Bozo girl in Bamako
The Tuareg are historic, nomadic inhabitants of northern Mali.
An entrance to the Djinguereber mosque
High school students in Kati
Village in the Sahel region
Konoguel Mosque tower
Mali Dogon Dance
Malian children playing football in a Dogon village
Malian tea

Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of over 1240000 sqkm.

The Songhai people originated in current northwestern Nigeria.

Mali was active in regional organizations such as the African Union until its suspension over the 2012 Malian coup d'état.

Organisation of African Unity

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Intergovernmental organization established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 32 signatory governments.

Intergovernmental organization established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 32 signatory governments.

Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie with President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser in Addis Ababa for the Organisation of African Unity summit, 1963.
Egypt's president Nasser at the Cairo summit 1964

It was disbanded on 9 July 2002 by its last chairman, South African President Thabo Mbeki, and replaced by the African Union (AU).

To co-ordinate and intensify the co-operation of African states in order to achieve a better life for the people of Africa.

The Monrovian bloc, led by Senghor of Senegal, felt that unity should be achieved gradually, through economic cooperation. It did not support the notion of a political federation. Its other members were Nigeria, Liberia, Ethiopia, and most of the former French colonies.