Examples from the Web for africa
While the world fixated on Ukraine and Syria, a near-genocide ripped through central Africa, to little international fanfare.
Egypt has a comparatively low number of HIV cases compared to the rest of Africa, with just 11,000 infected people nationwide.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rebels in Africa trade in children to fund their conflicts and obtain child soldiers.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
Whatever the future holds for Africa, optimism certainly abounds.
This class, Mr. C. supposes, embraces one half of the whole number transported from Africa.Abolitionism Exposed!|W. W. Sleigh
Bacchus told of some ancient race that had introduced the vine into Europe and Africa.Caesar's Column|Ignatius Donnelly
There is not a single bookseller's shop, however, in either eastern or western Africa.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
He seems merely to be rowdy in Ireland when he is really carrying the war into Africa—or England.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
They conquered in breathless advance Egypt and all north of Africa, and held their own still in its most western region.The Walls of Constantinople|Bernard Granville Baker
British Dictionary definitions for africa
Word Origin and History for africa
Latin Africa (terra) "African land, Libya, the Carthaginian territory," fem. of Africus, from Afer "an African." Originally only in reference to the region around modern Tunisia, it gradually was extended to the whole continent. Derivation from Arabic afar "dust, earth" is tempting, but the early date seems to argue against it. The Middle English word was Affrike.