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Africa, formerly Afric, (TV: The Shakespeare Code) was an Earth continent. It was home to lots of animals, including lions, elephants, gazelles, buffalo, zebras, rhinos, (PROSE: Prelude Birthright) and mountain gorillas. (PROSE: The Last Dodo) It was the ancestral home of the mammoth and the human. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Apocalypse)

Africa made up the "Third World" alongside Latin America. (TV: Reset)


Early history[]

The Doctor had encountered early hominids on the plains of Africa over a million years before the dawn of human civilisation. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Apocalypse)

20th century[]

John Riddell hunted big game in Africa in the early 20th century. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)

In the 1970s, the Third Doctor briefly materialised in Africa while attempting to go to Bombay. (PROSE: Island of Death)

21st century[]

By 2007, H.C. Clements had an office in Africa. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

Martha Jones' fiancé Thomas Milligan worked as a paediatrician in Africa. Eight people in Africa were killed when Luke Rattigan tested his ATMOS system to see if it could successfully release clone-feed gas; their deaths, along with 44 others in different countries, prompted an investigation by the Unified Intelligence Taskforce into ATMOS to determine its origin. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem)

Martha Jones told Plummer that she wished to visit Africa. (TV: Reset)

According to Ianto Jones, North Africa was one of the first areas the Daleks landed in the start of the War in the Medusa Cascade. As they were attacking military areas, the RAF there attempted to retreat. (TV: The Stolen Earth)

In 2010, Santiago Jones' mother went to Africa to find shell flower plants. (TV: Death of the Doctor)

In light of Miracle Day in March 2011, Africa reported no deaths along with the rest of the world. (TV: The New World)

During the Year of the Slow Invasion, Shakri cubes were reported in every African nation. (TV: The Power of Three)

In the 2010s, West Africa was among the places where newly-hatched Zygons were settled across the world as part of Operation Double. (TV: The Zygon Invasion)

Later history[]

Following the plague sent by the Daleks during their 22nd century invasion of Earth, the majority of the population of Africa died before a cure was found. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth)

In the early 27th century, the President of Africa was one of the five co-existing Presidents of Earth. (COMIC: Masters of the World)

During the Ice Age of the year 5000, scavengers were evacuated to rehabilitation centres in Africa. (TV: The Ice Warriors)

Birds from Africa were on board the Ark in circa 10,000,000. (TV: The Ark)

Alternative timeline[]

In an alternative timeline in which Nazi Germany won World War II as a result of the Seventh Doctor and Ace accidentally leaving laser technology in Colditz Castle in October 1944, Africa eventually fell, with the Mau Mau Uprising of 1953 against Nazi rule in Kenya. The Luftwaffe was sent in immediately. On the orders of the Führer Adolf Hitler, they proceeded to carpet-bomb the tribal areas and wipe out most of the native population. (AUDIO: A Thousand Tiny Wings)


On Mondas, the twin planet of Earth, the landmasses resembled those of Earth but were mirrored and upside down. Barclay pointed out Mondas' equivalent of Africa. (TV: The Tenth Planet)

Other references[]

Martha Jones was shocked to hear William Shakespeare describe her as a "Queen of Afric". (TV: The Shakespeare Code)

According to the Tenth Doctor, the food hall of the Cosmomart was the size of Africa. (COMIC: Supremacy of the Cybermen)

When he encountered DN6, the First Doctor claimed to have never been to Africa. (TV: Planet of Giants)