In light of the recent Muslim ban in America, I’ve noticed the erasure of black Muslims. Even though Arabs account for only 20% of the global Muslim population, they are often the stereotype that is associated with what a Muslim looks like. 50% of Africa is Muslim. Below I’ve put together the countries and ranked accordingly. I was surprised by quite a few countries and it became evident to me that I seriously need to brush up on my knowledge of the continent.
African countries where majority of the population is Muslim
* some consider these countries to be afro-arab, similar to afro-latino and afro-carribean.
African countries with a sizeable Muslim minority ( more than 10%)