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Aug 22 2014

Which country is referred to as the hinge of Africa?

A crater lake

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Answer: Cameroon is referred to as the hinge of Africa due to its central location and frequent volcanic activity.

Courtesy, CIA, The World Factbook

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Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), last erupted in 2000 and is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa. The volcano releases poisonous gases from the bottom of Lake Oku which killed thousands of people and livestock in 1986.

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