Sunday 7 August 2022


1. South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (4, 602, 000) 8.7%

South Africa has the highest population of white Europeans in Africa, first were the Dutch who settled in 1652 in the Cape of Good Hope. Followed by French, English and Germans.

2. Angola ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด (220, 000) 1.2%

First came Portuguese settlers in 1492 & colonized Angola. Having had help of communist countries to gain independence now among white Europeans include Russians, Poles, Brazilians & Ukrainians.

3. Namibia ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (154, 000) 8%

First settled by Dutch fleeing British rule, later by Germans after the Berlin conference. Later Namibia came under South Africa and many Boer farmers made their way to Namibia.

4. Madagascar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ (120, 000) 0.57%

First European settlers were French during the scramble for Africa, Madagascar has now seen three generations of French who are descendants of the first settlers.

5. Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ (100, 000) 1%

The white population of Tunisia is made up of the Italians and French that came in the 19th century setting up communities.

6. Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (100, 000) 0.3%

The Spanish and French ruled Morocco between 1912 to 1956 which saw thousands of Spanish, French and other European Christians settle in Morocco. After independence some left but some stayed.

7. Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช (67, 000) 0.2%

Britain colonized Kenya in 1880’s and first British settlers arrived with British government encouraging many to settle in Kenya in 1903 by offering them land and tax exemptions.

8. Botswana ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ (63, 834) 3%

First Europeans were Dutch/Afrikaners fleeing British rule, later followed by British during colonial period. Unlike in neighboring countries there was no race wars for land or displacement as they saw Botswana as poor and land not conducive for agriculture. In 1990’s saw high migration of Serbs to Botswana during Yugoslavia war who now have a sizable population in Botswana.

9. Mozambique ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (82, 600) 2%

The first Portuguese settlers came in 16th century and majority came later during Cold War when Portuguese government encouraged settlers during wars of independence.

10. Eswatini/ Swaziland ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (41, 000) 3%

First settled by Portuguese later by the British during the colonial period.

11. Zambia ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ (40 000)

Zimbabwe, Zambia was a British colony which saw British settler farmers due to its Arable land, but they never exerted the same authority as they did in Zimbabwe.

12. Zimbabwe ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ (28, 732)

Zimbabwe then known as Rhodesia saw large migration of white Europeans in 19th and 20th centuries, they took over land, political and economic affairs and lost control during independence. Some returned to their countries but majority stayed and were later expelled by Mugabe during farms invasions moving to neighboring Zambia and Botswana.

13. Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ (37, 000) 3%

Made up of French and British settlers who came in to gain from sugar plantations.

14. Equatorial Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ (2000) 1.8%

First settled by Spanish who worked for plantations. After independence some went home while many came after the war to work and stay.

15. Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ (20, 900)

During slavery period many Europeans came to Ghana. During British colonial rule many settled in Ghana.

Source - Afrikanza

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