African Countries by a Single Clue

All of these clues describe an African Country. Can you name all of them?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by WolfCam
Last updated: December 31, 2017
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First submittedDecember 16, 2016
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The island of Zanzibar is part of this country
The most recent country to gain independence
South Sudan
The largest country in Africa by area
Ethiopia became landlocked when this country gained independence in 1991
You'll find the Cape of Good Hope here
South Africa
The last country alphabetically
This country claims Western Sahara
Where the White and Blue Nile meet
The majority of the Kalahari desert is located in this country
The only place where lemurs live in the wild
Mainly composed of two islands in the Gulf of Guinea
São Tomé and Príncipe
Formerly known as Zaire
D.R. Congo
Its film industry is known as "Nollywood"
The only Spanish-speaking country in Africa
Equatorial Guinea
The Statue of Liberty was originally proposed to this country
Surrounded on all sides by another country
Timbuktu is located here
Formerly a major Portuguese territory on the Indian Ocean
Shares its name with a shallow lake that was once the 4th largest in Africa
Has the highest birth rate in the world
Level 75
Jan 1, 2018
Nice quiz - I like the mixture of easy and tricky :)
Level 60
Apr 10, 2018
Found it easier than expected
Level 84
Jan 8, 2018
The Statue of Liberty clue is a gross oversimplification. Bartholdi the sculptor had an entirely different artistic symbolism in mind, a different structural plan, and a different model for his statue of "Progress" that he planned for the Suez Canal. To claim that THAT was the Statue of Liberty would be like claiming that Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat were the same man because they each had two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. As Bartholdi himself said, "They are similar only in their most superficial traits."
Level 71
Feb 9, 2018
Not so gross: Lady Liberty’s creator, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, envisioned the Suez Canal as the ideal venue for his mammoth harbor structure.“He was inspired by the Sphinx and the pyramids and the idea you could create something massive that could almost be eternal,” The original drawing of his Liberty Statue has a lady holding a torch aloft in her left hand.Elizabeth Mitchell, who brings Bartholdi’s quest to life in her book Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty....... here it is
Level 71
Feb 9, 2018
Here is a picture of Bartholdi's idea for the Egyptian Liberty Statue it is
Level 84
May 2, 2021
I have seen this picture hundreds upon hundreds of times over the years. I make my living talking about it with school groups. Again, as state above, Bartholdi said the two designs were similar only in their most superficial traits.
Level 60
Jul 28, 2021
Well, if he thought that, then he was eiher blind or out of his mind.
Level 70
Apr 29, 2022

• neoclassical

• giant statues

• holding a torch

• guiding ships

• based on the Colossus of Rhodes

Clearly only the most superficial of traits, as common to statues as two eyes, a nose, and a mouth are to people.

Level 64
Apr 11, 2018
Swaziland, like Lesotho, is surrounded on all sides by another country ( South Africa).
Level 56
Apr 11, 2018
Swaziland is surrounded by two (South Africa + Mozambique).
Level 33
Dec 17, 2022
*Eswatini :)
Level 62
Feb 5, 2023
**eSwatini :))
Level 60
Jul 28, 2021
Do you even map, bro?
Level 50
Jan 22, 2020
That was easy. Only one I didn’t know was Egypt but I guessed it immediately. Very interesting
Level 52
Feb 11, 2020
Considering there are bits of Spain in Africa, clue about the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa is not really all that correct.
Level 72
Nov 18, 2020
Yea but Spain is not an African country, so it doesn't fit the criterium.
Level 62
Feb 5, 2023
Level 66
Dec 12, 2020
Eritrea gained independence in 1993, not 1991.
Level 55
Feb 5, 2023
De facto: 24 May 1991; De jure: 24 May 1993
Level 67
Dec 12, 2020
Isn't Gambia completely surrounded by Senegal?
Level 65
Dec 12, 2020
But not on all sides, as The Gambia also borders the Atlantic Ocean.
Level 59
Dec 12, 2020
Mozambique always throws me off because I can never remember they were a former Portuguese colony. The name always sounds French to me.
Level 51
Dec 14, 2020
So despite it already appearing as an answer, was anyone else typing Nigeria, only to find Niger was the right answer to the birth rate question?
Level 69
Dec 15, 2020
I wanted to put Niger but assumed as I'd already got Nigeria it would be incorrect. Then of course I realised it wasn't the usual type quiz but one with the yellow boxes- doh!
Level 79
Mar 7, 2022
Nigeria is the correct answer according to this site:
Level 60
Dec 30, 2021
That was a quick 💯
Level 61
Feb 5, 2023
Just foiled by the last question. Niger. Which I absolutely did not know.
Level 64
Feb 6, 2023
Interesting to learn that about Egypt