These African countries have the largest white population

A good number of this population comprises descendants of colonists who came over from Europe

A good number of this population comprises descendants of colonists who came over from Europe  and settled for economic reasons.

Prior to, and after the era of colonialism in Africa, these white Africans have with time been entrenched in the continent.

Business Insider SSA takes a look at some of the African countries with the highest white population:

8. Kenya: 67,000 (0.2%)

Kenya’s present white population consists of descendants of the white settlers who initially came to Kenya.

7. Mozambique: 82,600 (2%)

The current white population are descendants of the original Portuguese settlers given that Mozambique is a former colony of Portugal.

6. Morocco : 100,000 (0.3%)

The 0.3% of white Moroccans are descendants of the thousands of French, Spanish and European Christians who came to settle in the country during the colonial rule.

5. Tunisia: 100,000 (1%)

France colonized Tunisia in 1881. French nationals immigrated to Tunisia and the Italians kept coming, together they make up Tunisia’s white population.

4. Madagascar: 120,000 (0.57%)

The 0.6% of white population in Morocco are largely of French heritage. This community is descended from French settlers who arrived in Madagascar during the 19th century.

3. Namibia: 194,000 (8%)

Namibia is among the top three African countries with the largest white population. It was preferred by the white settlers due to its fertile agricultural land and natural resources.

2. Angola: 351,000 (1.2%)

The Portuguese make up a significant portion of the white population in Angola, which is a former colony of Portugal.

1. South Africa: 4,993, 000 (8.7%)

In 1652, the first Dutch ship landed on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope. The The Dutchmen aboard cleared the land for the cultivation and built settlements.

French Huguenots later increased the white population. These early settlers are the ancestors of the Afrikaans that now make up 8.7% of South Africa’s population.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

LIVE: Results from Kenya's 2022 elections

LIVE: Results from Kenya's 2022 elections

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

LIVE: Presidential election results

LIVE: Presidential election results

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Machakos billionaire buys 680 Hotel in Nairobi

Machakos billionaire buys 680 Hotel in Nairobi

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job