Despite an abundance of natural resources Africa is the world's poorest continent financially. Exploitation by European powers, followed by years of military conflict, have left it lagging behind in both health and education.
Slowly, Africa is growing in wealth, and its countries are catching up with the rest of the world.
The continent of Africa has 32 official languages (though many more unofficial ones), over 100 ethnic groups and more than 50 countries. This quiz is about the flags used in just a few of those.