Africa is not a dusty village in Ethiopia or Sudan. I always laugh when an American, for instance, ask me if I know Joel, only to tell me he is in the Congo, a different country, a few thousand miles away. It has 54 independent countries, each of which may have numerous states or provinces. My country, South Africa, has nine provinces and eleven official languages from Afrikaans to Zulu. Only English is a foreign language in South Africa. There are some 1,2 billion people living in Africa. Few have real Internet, so communication still is hard.