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Africa is a continent in the eastern hemisphere. The known wizarding nations that comprised it were Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, South Africa, and Zaire.
The Beninese city of Bohicon, the Burkinabé capital city of Ouagadougou, the Egyptian capital city of Cairo, the Ethiopian city of Gimbi, the Tanzanian city of Sumbawanga, the Togolese city of Tchamba and the Ugandan city of Patonga along with the Mountains of the Moon were known locations of wizarding communities.
Uagadou, one of the eleven major wizarding schools of the world, was located in the Mountains of the Moon in Uganda. It was the largest of all wizarding schools, and it took students from all over the continent.
It was known that other smaller schools in Africa had come and gone.
Magical games and sports
- The Gimbi Giant-Slayers, an Ethiopian Quidditch team, had won the All-Africa Cup twice.
- The Sumbawanga Sunrays, a Tanzanian Quidditch team, were very popular and famous for their looping formations.
- The Tchamba Charmers, a Togolese Quidditch team, were known as the "masters of the reverse pass".
- The Patonga Proudsticks, a Ugandan Quidditch team, were the most noteworthy team in Africa.
Magical creatures and plants
- The Diricawl was native to Mauritius.
- The Erumpent was native to Africa.
- The Fwooper was native to Africa.
- The Genie was native to Ivory Coast.
- The Nundu was native to East Africa.
- The Phoenix was native to Egypt.
- The Runespoor was native to Burkina Faso.
- The Sasabonsam was native to West Africa.
- The Sphinx was native to Egypt.
- The Streeler was native to Africa.
- The Tebo was native to Congo and Zaire.
- The Yumbo was native to Senegal.
- Egypt was the earliest place where magic was recorded. In its society, wizards and witches were held in high esteem.
- In 1991, Oliver Wood told Harry Potter about a Quidditch referee who had been transported to the Sahara Desert during a match. This was because someone in the crowd turned his broomstick into a Portkey.
- In 1992, Gilderoy Lockhart claimed that he supposedly stopped a series of attacks in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso.
- In 1993, the Weasley family went on a trip to visit Bill Weasley in Egypt.
- In 1994, during the summer holidays, Hermione Granger mentioned Africa as a possible hiding place for Sirius Black, noting "Hedwig's not going to manage that journey in a few days", when Harry Potter was eager for a response to a letter he sent to him.
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- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Mentioned only)
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Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
- Wonderbook: Book of Potions
- Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Uagadou" at Wizarding World
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 15 (Aragog)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 11 (Beautification Potion) - Herbology Lesson "Shrivelfig"
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 (The Writing on the Wall)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 1 (Owl Post)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10 (Mayhem at the Ministry)