Why not "en Afrique" rather than "pour l'Afrique"?
Freeform Writing Exercise B1
When describing travel by catching/taking a mode of transport to somewhere -
usually in English: (take/catch) the bus/plane/train etc to destination -
in French: (prendre) le bus/l'avion/le train POUR (article if required) destination is used.
Both -- pour l'Afrique and en Afrique -- are correct when talking only about the destination. The flavor when using pour l'Afrique is more "goal oriented" then simply using en Afrique.
Je pars en Afrique. -- I'm leaving for Africa.Je pars pour l'Afrique. -- I'm leaving for Africa.
However, if there's a mode of transport involved like, e.g., a train, you use pour:
Je prends le train pour l'Afrique. -- I'm taking the train to Africa.
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