The Only African Country ...

Given the statement, name the only African country which fits with the clue.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz idea: Gassu69
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Last updated: May 28, 2018
First submittedSeptember 5, 2017
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The only country that ...
Country
starts with the letter K
Kenya
has over 1,000,000 km2 of forest
D.R. Congo
has won 10 Nobel prizes
South Africa
invaded Israel twice
Egypt
gets more than 10 million
tourists annually
Morocco
has a mountain with an elevation
over 5,500 meters
Tanzania
is entirely north of 30° N
Tunisia
lost over 20% of its area in 2011
Sudan
has a capital on Lake Victoria
Uganda
makes more than 500 feature
films per year
Nigeria
The only country that ...
Country
has over 2,000 species that can't be
found anywhere else
Madagascar
was ruled by a nonagenarian dictator
Zimbabwe
has more than 100,000 elephants
Botswana
has a capital named for a U.S. President
Liberia
is completely surrounded by another country
Lesotho
speaks mostly Oromo and Amharic
Ethiopia
is the birthplace of over 700,000
French residents
Algeria
is only 20 km away from Yemen
Djibouti
wasn't settled by humans until the 1700s
Seychelles
has Spanish as an official language
Equatorial Guinea
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2017
Didn't know Botswana had all those elephants or Monrovia was named after Monroe! (among other stuff I clearly didn't know for this quiz) Fun quiz
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Level 75
Jan 27, 2018
yep, Monrovia a new one on me too. Had to go through the continent twice before the penny dropped
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Level 33
Jan 28, 2018
I guessed Liberia because I knew that Liberia was something something something relation with the USA and that is also why its flag looks very similar to the American one.
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Level 55
Feb 2, 2018
That's exactly why I guessed it too.
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2018
It was originally established by freed American slaves and was protected from the United States from European colonials. As a result, it is the only country in Africa never colonized by Europeans.
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2018
Ethiopia likes to make that claim, too, Cringe. Actually Ethiopia likes to say they are the only country in Africa never colonized at all, because Liberia was colonized by American slaves. But personally I find Ethiopia's claim a little dubious. Italy was in Ethiopia from 1935 to 1939. They weren't there for very long, and they never took over the entire country, but I still think it should probably count.
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Level 53
Apr 30, 2020
When europe took over all of africa the us and the uk essentially prevented anyone from taking over liberia or sierra leone
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Level 55
Aug 12, 2020
There is a difference between colonized and occupied.
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Level 80
Aug 31, 2020
^ yes and every time I've asked anyone to define for me what that difference is, the definition they give me for "colonized" definitely fits what Italy did to Ethiopia. Unless it contains some arbitrary length of time not found in any dictionary definition.
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Level 69
Aug 31, 2020
Liberia's colonization was not by Europeans, although it was facilitated by European-Americans. It was, however, colonized - with Americo-Liberians as the settler-colonists. They even undertook the conquest of the interior, as required by the terms of African colonization set out at the Berlin conference, in manners not dissimilar to those of Europeans. Their rule lasted more than a century-and-a-half.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
I guessed it because I have seen it mentioned several times on this site (like 5 times not on quizzes I think but in the comment section)
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2017
Great quiz! You should definitely do ones for other continents as well
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2017
I made one about the Americas, Oceania and the US States
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Level 62
Sep 5, 2017
Thanks and acknowledged by QM above!
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Level 72
Jan 27, 2018
If you want to check them out, here's Asia (by QM), Europe, the Americas, US States, Oceania and the last one, the world. Enjoy!
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Level 62
Sep 5, 2017
Am proud of my 13/20. Two years ago it might have been zero! Thanks jetpunk!
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Level 70
Sep 5, 2017
Wouldn't Gambia also count as an answer about being surrounded by another country? Unless the ocean is kind of a technicality here.
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2017
I think the ocean is the point. I wondered about Swaziland, but now I see it borders Mozambique as well as SA.
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Level 77
Sep 18, 2017
Gambia clearly isn't completely surrounded by another country if some part of it isn't surrounded, like Monaco. As opposed to Lesotho, Vatican and San Marino.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
Yea if it said surrounded, but it says completely surrounded. Which it isnt. It is not on all sides as the sentence indicates/requires.
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Level 54
Sep 5, 2017
great quiz, only missed zimbabwe...
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Level 69
Jan 16, 2018
which was true when the quiz was made and when you made this comment, but isn't anymore.
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Level 70
Sep 5, 2017
Good quiz: For Africa ....https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-walk-the-coast-of-africa-from-egypt-going-west
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Level 53
Oct 22, 2017
100%!! Ethiopia nearly got me, the rest were easy.
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Level 55
Jan 4, 2018
Zimbabwe has a new leader who is only 75
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Level 82
Jan 10, 2018
Yes, this. Mugabe has finally been kicked to the curb.
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Level 71
Jan 27, 2018
A whippersnapper rather than a nonagenarian :)
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Level 79
Jan 27, 2018
The Zimbabwe clue is out of date now, Mugabe isn't in power any more.
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Level 54
Jan 27, 2018
I had NO idea i knew Africa this well, got them all, most on first guess with 2:58 remaining :/
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Level 32
Jan 27, 2018
The clue about Morocco could apply to like Egypt or any other country known for tourism.
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2018
Do they get more than 10m tourists annually?
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Level 61
Jan 27, 2018
There wasn't a state coup that withdraw Mugabe of its leadership in Zimbabwe last year?
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2018
Not when this quiz was written.
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Level 55
Jan 27, 2018
They are Algerians and Algerian descended people who LIVE IN France but they are not ethnically French therefore they aren't French. Europe isn't like North America as it wasn't built on immigration from all around the world and indigenous communities throughout Europe have had their own culture way before North America was colonized. If you go to China, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, U.A.E., etc and you have a child born there your child will not be given citizenship nor will they be considered Chinese, Japanese, Saudi, Emirati, etc by a massive amount of the indigenous locals there unless their blood is indigenous to that country. Minus the citizenship, Europe is no different.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2018
Anybody carrying a passport for a country is deemed to be from that country. When you start talking about indigenous blood you are walking the road to Nazism. The countries you mention are not the flag carriers of democracy.
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2018
One of the many reason why nationalism and the pretext behind all nation states is bullshit.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2018
French International Football Players not of French lineage: Zidane - Algerian, Thierry Henry - Guadeloupe, Desailly - Ghana, Just Fontaine - Morocco, Viera - Senegal, Benzema - Algerian, Pires - Portugal / Spain, Cantona - Italy / Spain, Sagna - Senegal etc. etc.
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Level 66
Apr 4, 2020
There is a fair bit of nonsense in that comment above by gzx5. Firstly, though you can see what is meant, there most definitely were indigenous communities with their own culture in America before the mass immigration starting in the sixteenth century. But also when you consider countries like France, Britain and the Netherlands, there has been quite a bit of immigration from all around the world for centuries, with a large increase in volume post WW2. I don't presume to speak for our French and Dutch friends but I can assure you that in Britain those of us born in the UK whose heritage stretches back to other countries are considered by just about everyone to be as British as the next person. Not just the passport then.
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Level 55
Jan 27, 2018
Easy but fun ; I guess Egypt figured they weren't done with the hebrews yet, lol
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Level 65
Jan 28, 2018
I enjoyed the quiz, but I have to ask that the clue for my country (Zimbabwe) be changed, as it is no longer true. ED (Mnangagwa) is not yet in his 90's (and I for one hope that he won't follow in Bob's (Mugabe's) footsteps and rule until he is.)
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Level 58
Jan 29, 2018
Hello, good quizz. I would underline the fact that lesotho is not the only country to be totally surrounded by another one : Gambia and swaziland are also in such position.
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Level 81
Jan 29, 2018
Swaziland also borders Mozambique and The Gambia also borders the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 55
Jan 30, 2018
Liberia was named after the American ideal of "Liberty," not after a specific President. There has been no US President named "Liber."
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2018
The capital, however, is Monrovia, named after Monroe. Which is what the question asks.
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Level 58
Feb 13, 2018
As my teachers always used to remind us in class before exam time: always read the question carefully.
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Level 56
May 27, 2018
Zimbabwe's clue should be updated. Mugabe is out but Emmerson Mnangagwa isn't much different.
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Level ∞
May 28, 2018
Changed is to was
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Level 50
Aug 31, 2020
Using past tense makes Malawi also a correct answer--and maybe others as well.
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Level 50
Jun 23, 2018
Great quiz. I love it.
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Level 56
Jul 2, 2019
20/20 great quiz
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
Wow, got all but three ! thought it would be missed al but three ! And I didnt get them by randomly guessing. Not that I 100% KNeW them, but common sense gets you a long way. like the ethiopia was a guess, but I knew it was on the east coast. Seychelles was a guess too, but I figured it most likely was one of the islands.
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Level 23
Nov 9, 2019
The capital of Liberia is Monrovia...
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Level 62
Nov 28, 2019
And the President was Monroe.
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Level 42
Jul 23, 2020
can't believe i didn't get egypt Should've known because of siani
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Level 37
Aug 12, 2020
I tried Kenya for like four different ones, except the "country that begins with a K"
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Level 50
Aug 31, 2020
Tried guinea, guinea bissau and then gave up. Damn you equatorial guinea, you have fooled me once again.
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Level 59
Aug 31, 2020
Second the comment above: now that "is" has been changed to "was" for the leader's age, you would have to at least include Malawi (Hastings Banda was 96 when he lost power in 1994)
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Level 46
Sep 2, 2020
Really nice quiz. Please make more like this.
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Level 55
Sep 24, 2020
I couldn't spell Equatorial Guinea so I gave up... and it was the least guessed answer...