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These are the top 6 countries with most population in Africa (see Nigeria's position)

- UN Estimates has ranked Nigeria the country with the most numbers of people in Africa

- With a total of 206.1 million population, it ranks over five other countries on the continent

- Other countries who make the top 6 are Tanzania, South Africa, DR Congo, Tanzania and, Ethiopia

Nigeria has ranked the most populated country on the African continent with a whopping population of 206.1 million people.

In a table of six African populous countries according to UN estimates, Ethiopia and Egypt follow in the second and third positions with 114.9 million and 102.3 million people respectively.

Below is, therefore, the full list:

1. Nigeria (206.1 million people)

2.Ethiopia (114.9 million people)

3. Egypt (102.3 million people)

4. DR Congo (89.2 million people)

5. Tanzania (59.73 mil people)

6. South Africa (59.3 mil people)

A picture showing show a very busy science in Lagos state. Photo source: Aljazeera

A picture showing show a very busy science in Lagos state. Photo source: Aljazeera
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the World Health Organisation (WHO) released an update on coronavirus cases on the African continent.

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In a Facebook post WHO made on Friday, May 22, there are 3,078 deaths from the virus as over 39,000 people have made recoveries.

In the number of deaths category, Algeria leads the table with 576 deaths, while South Africa and Nigeria have 369 and 211 death cases respectively, putting Nigeria in the third position among countries with the highest number of casualties in Africa.

South Africa, however, leads in the number of infected cases on the continent at 19,137 infected people. In this category, Nigeria still maintains its same third position with 7,016 infections.

Ghana, Cameroon, and Guinea occupy the fourth, fifth, and sixth positions with 6,269, 4,288, and 3,067 infections respectively.

In other news, the Israeli embassy in Nigeria has shown love and kindness towards the nation amid a global fierce battle with the deadly coronavirus.

As a way to make the Muslims in the country have a happy Eid-al-Fitr celebration, the mission house alongside some private organisations donated food packages and hygiene products to over 3,400 children in various Muslim communities.

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It should be noted that the distribution was carried out at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, widow shelters, and orphanages.

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A very historical thing that happened was that the Israeli ambassador to Nigeria, Shimon Ben-Shoshan, made his first visit to Abuja National Mosque.

The humanitarian gesture was carried out under the initiative tagged “Love Your Neighbour As Yourself - From the Jewish Community to the Muslim Community in Nigeria".

During his visit to the IDP camps, the ambassador expressed much hope that the Covid-19 pandemic will be over soon.

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