Christianity in Africa

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Sub-subject: Christianity in Africa: Nigeria, Congo, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda. Syllabus:

  1. Christianity in Africa: 24% of all the Christians in the World.
  2. The African countries with Christian majorities
  3. Protestants, Orthodox, and Catholics in Africa
  4. The case of Ethiopia
Sub-subject “Christianity in Africa” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa
  2. Professional Doctorates: Ethics, Religion, and Business, Africa

Learning materials in En or Es Cristianismo Africa Fr Christianisme

Sample of the Sub-subject: Christianity in Africa
Christianity Africa

We Trust in Africa

African Christian Businessperson.

  1. Isabel dos Santos (Angola)
  2. Mimi Alemayehou (Ethiopia)
  3. Dr. Mike Adenuga (Nigeria)
  4. Orji Uzor Kalu
  5. Folorunsho Alakija
  6. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Nigeria)
  7. Cheryl Carolus
  8. Patrice Motsepe
  9. Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa)
  10. Strive Masiyiwa
  11. Divine Ndhlukula (Zimbabwe)

Christian African personalities.

  1. H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Chairperson of the African Union)
  2. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize)
  3. Leopold Sédar Senghor

African historians.

  1. Joseph Ki-Zerbo
  2. Théophile Obenga
  3. Elikia M'Bokolo

Sub-Subject Description: Christianity in the African continent

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa has about 516 millions of Christians, which makes it the region with the third largest number of Christians in the World.
  2. Together, the fifty-one countries in the region are home to nearly a quarter of the world's Christians (24%).
  3. In North Africa, Christianity has virtually disappeared despite being a key area in primitive Christianity.
  4. The Sahel is mainly Muslim.
  5. Together, the ten countries with the largest number of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Congo, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Angola, Madagascar) are about one in six of the World's Christians.
  6. The majority of Christians in Sub-Saharan Africa are Protestants (57%), including members of the African Independent Churches and Anglicans.
  7. Orthodox Christians represent about 8% of the Christians in the region.
  8. Approximately one in three Africans (34%) are Catholics.

Christian traditions in Sub-Saharan Africa (Data in thousands of people).


Protestants
Catholics
Orthodox
Others
Total
Christian estimated population (2010)
295,510
176,040
40,120
4,790
516,470
% Christian Population
57.2
34.1
7.8
0.0
100

Nigeria is the most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa and is the home to the largest Christian Population in the region.

Nigeria has more than 80 millions of Christians (60 millions of Protestants and 20 millions of Catholics), who represent about half of the total population of the country.

The Muslim Population in Nigeria is almost equal to its Christian Population, according to the analysis of Pew Forum, there were about 76 million Muslims in Nigeria.

Estimation of the Christian Population in Africa (Data in thousands of people).

Region
Southern Africa











Sub total Southern Africa
Central Africa





Sub total Central Africa
West Africa













Sub total West Africa
East Africa










Sub total East Africa
Country
Angola
Botswana
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauricio
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Burundi
Cameroon
Chad
Congo
Central African Republic
Gabon

Benin
Burkina Faso
Ivory Coast
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Liberia
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo

The Comoros
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
Seychelles
Somalia
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Djibouti
% of Christians
90
72
80
41
80
32
41
90
80
86
75
75

67
40
35
78
50
75

30
10
30
9
63
8
5
40
5
5
45
6
10
29

2
50
62
80
94
93
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5
30
66
6
Total of Christians
9.456
1.174
1.494
7.396
9.727
396
8.015
1.828
35.342
1.009
8.446
9.560
93.845
4.268
6.552
3.439
49.587
1.900
1.042
66.789
2.238
1.392
5.190
143
13.244
757
70
1.393
614
583
57.947
667
601
1.647
85.170
13
2.281
45.000
27.064
7.892
75
n/a
2.009
11.023
17.998
28
113.317

Isabel dos Santos (Angola)

African Civilisation.

Samples - Christianity

Strive Masiyiwa Zimbabwe

Cheryl Carolus South Africa

Folorunsho Alakija Nigeria

Divine Ndhlukula Zimbabwe

Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma Nigeria

Mike Adenuga Nigeria

Sifiso Dabengwa Zimbabwe

Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa

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