Africa is the second largest continent in the world.
There are 54 counties and around 831 million people live there - that's around 13% of the world's population.
Many different languages are spoken by the people of Africa, and there are also lots of different tribes.
Around 40% of Africans are Christians, 40% are Muslim and 20% follow other religions.
Africa is one of the world's poorest continents and over one in three Africans live on less than 55 pence a day.