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Zimbabwe History Timeline

Zimbabwe History Timeline

According to Extrareference, the Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, is a republic in southern Africa. Zimbabwe borders Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa and Botswana. The country is named after Great Zimbabwe, an ancient city in southern Africa that was the center of a great empire known as the Munhumuta Empire. “Zimbabwe” comes from Dzimbadzemabwe, which means “big stone house” in the Shona language. The country consists mainly of hilly plateaus. The majority of the population lives in…

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Kenya in Africa

Kenya in Africa

According to a2zgov, Kenya is reforming its democracy. But for democracy to grow strong and stable, it requires a showdown with corruption and with cultural norms that keep girls and women out of influence. Population: 48,397,527 inhabitants (2018) Population below the national poverty line: 36.1 (2016) Reading and writing skills: 78% (2015) Life expectancy: Men: 63.1 years, Women: 66.1 years (2018) GDP per capita (2016) : $ 3.4 (number 185 out of 230 countries) Location measured by prosperity and development:…

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Democratic Republic of Congo Geography

Democratic Republic of Congo Geography

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY In relation to the vastness of the territory and the variety of its natural environments, the ethnic groups are varied. The main ethnic group is the Bantu one, which in turn includes several subgroups (luba, lunda, kongo, mongo), characterized by different cultures and social structures. A small minority of pygmies live in the heart of the forest. The most represented ethnic groups are therefore Luba (18%), Kongo (16.1%), Mongo (13.5%), Rwanda (10.3%), Azande (6.1%), Bangi and Ngale (5,…

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Banc d’Arguin National Park (World Heritage)

Banc d’Arguin National Park (World Heritage)

The approximately 180 km long national park on the West African coast is a flat water and mudflat area with mangroves, dunes and swamp areas. It is the habitat of a diverse flora and fauna and one of the most bird-rich regions in the world. The largest seabird breeding colony in West Africa has its home in the national park. At the same time, the area serves as a resting place for northern European and Siberian waders. Banc d’Arguin National…

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Guinea Culture

Guinea Culture

CULTURE: GENERAL INFORMATION Animist religion and magical practices are still partly followed, and traditional medicine is quite widespread. Music and dance are very lively: the most typical instruments are percussion and string instruments; in the capital Conakry numerous shows are held at the Center Culturel Franco-Guinéen and at the Palais du Peuple. Les Ballets Africains is a dance company, born in the sixties of the twentieth century, which performs at home but also performs several international tours. The festivals are…

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Children Education in Tanzania

Children Education in Tanzania

Tanzania is located in East Africa and is one of the continent’s poorest countries. Giving girls access to their rights is a step in the fight against poverty. One third of all girls in Tanzania have been forced to marry before their eighteenth birthday. Tanzania became independent in the early 1960s and is a union between the Zanzibar archipelago and the mainland. Since the mid-2010s, the former political calm has been replaced by a tougher government and an even more…

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Children Education in Ghana

Children Education in Ghana

Between Togo in the east, Ivory Coast in the west and Burkina Faso in the north lies Ghana. The country is considered one of the most stable democracies in sub-Saharan Africa and has never had any internal conflicts. Agriculture is the country’s economic pillar and something that 55 percent of the population feeds on. Although Ghana has seen some economic growth in recent years, unemployment, poverty and lack of education are still major challenges. More than half of the population…

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