Category Archives: Africa

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Egypt Religion and Education

The name of Egypt, with which the Greeks and Romans already designated the region of the Lower Nile, and which has become the common denomination of the country, is taken from that of the ancient city of Memphis, rendered in Babylonian with Ḫ ikuptah, which has become Greek Αἴγυπτος (lat. Aegyptus). The Arabs called it Mi ṣ r (now… Read More »

Ethiopia History in the 1960’s

After 1960, the re-established ruler Ḫāyla Sellāsē could not ignore the new political atmosphere created after the attempted overthrow of his government. On the other hand, even after 1960 the attacks continued, albeit clandestine and cautiously anonymous, against the sovereign and the government he headed, and several times (1961, 1962, 1964, 1966) different plots were… Read More »

Tunisia Demographics 1998

Population In 1998 the population of Tunisia was, according to official United Nations estimates, of 9,335,000 residents. The rate of population growth has decreased considerably over the last few decades: in the period 1990 – 98 it was 20, while in the interval 1980 – 90 it was around 25 ‰. According to official data,… Read More »

Algeria Economy 2005

HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY North African state. The population, according to an estimate of 2005, amounted to 32.854 million residents, With an annual growth coefficient that in the period 2000-2005 was dell ‘ 1, 5 %. Most of it lives in the urbanized coastal plains and in the adjacent mountain valleys, while the density decreases… Read More »

Morocco Demographics 1936

Population. – The census carried out in French Morocco on March 8, 1936 gave a population of 6,296,012 residents of which 6,059,509 Moroccans and 236,503 foreigners. Among the latter there were 177,018 French, 23,645 Spaniards and 15,645 Italians. Of the indigenous people 5,898,197 are Muslims and 161,312 Jews. The census notes a considerable increase in… Read More »

South Africa Defense and Security

The South African army underwent a radical reform after the end of apartheid. Parallel to the renunciation of the nuclear offense program, the ANC government has integrated the ranks of the army of the separationist regime with soldiers from Umkhonto we sizwe (the armed wing of the ANC), from the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (the… Read More »

Tanzania History

Origin of the Swahili culture The coast of East Africa was already known to the European and Asian seafarers of antiquity. From the 12th century, the mixture of native cultures with Arabs (traders) in the coastal area of ​​today’s Tanzania gave rise to the Islamic Swahili culture with Swahili, a Bantu language with strong Arabic… Read More »

Rwanda Recent History

From feudal society to colony According to usprivateschoolsfinder, the population of the Twa and the Hutu who immigrated later was overlaid from the 14th century by cattle herders of the Tutsi ( Hima ) who immigrated from the north. A kind of feudal social structure with cattle-owning upper class and field-farming lower class emerged, which… Read More »

What is “Big Five Safari” in South Africa?

Big Five is an old hunting term for the five most dangerous prey animals: elephant, hippopotamus, buffalo, lion and leopard. At present, the term is used indiscriminately by safari organizers, but at Albatros we keep the tradition alive and use the term only in connection with safari experiences where you can not only experience the… Read More »

Best Travel Time and Climate for Zimbabwe

According to Programingplease, Zimbabwe is a perfect destination for anyone who has always wanted to go on safari. Here you have the best chance to see the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). Victoria Falls is an experience not to be missed. There is also much else to discover, from ancient rock carvings… Read More »

Angola Economy

Business Due to its wealth of natural resources and the fertile land, Angola was able to partly overcome the devastating consequences of the decades-long civil war in the recent past. But despite the rapid economic growth (average annual increase in gross domestic product [GDP] 2003-09: 13.5%; 2015: 3.0%), large parts of the population were excluded… Read More »

Western Sahara History Timeline

According to ezinereligion, Western Sahara is a non-independent state located on the edge of the Sahara in northwestern Africa. The whole country has been occupied by Morocco since 1979, but a separatist organization, the People’s Front Polisario, continues to fight for an independent, democratic state. Polisario is backed by Algeria and Libya, but Morocco is… Read More »

Best Travel Time and Climate for Ghana

Best travel time The best travel time for Ghana is from July to August and from November to March. This is a relatively dry phase, while Ghana has a predominantly tropical climate all year round and it is hot and humid. Of these two travel seasons, July and August are the slightly cooler months as… Read More »

Ethiopia History

According to a legend, which traces the similar Judeo-Christian-Muslim ones, the origin of the Empire of Ethiopia dates back to Menelik I, born from the meeting of Solomon with the Ethiopian queen Maqeda, better known with the name of Queen of Sheba. According to historically established facts, the origin of the empire is reconnected to… Read More »

Colombia Modern Arts

Architecture: The republican phase begins around 1880, with building activity initiated by the economically expanding state, the peak of which falls in the 1920s. Historically, this architecture, known as eclecticismo, is a belated echo of European historicism. The main representatives include: the French Gastón Lelarge (* around 1861, † 1934) and Arturo Jaramillo (* 1876,… Read More »

Algeria Economy

Business Despite domestic political unrest and the state of emergency that ran from 1992 to 2011, Algeria is still an important industrial state in the Arab world. The dominant branches of the economy are the extraction and processing of oil and natural gas. As a result of the falling income from the oil business due… Read More »

Cameroon Children and School

School in Cameroon The children in Cameroon also have to go to school. There is compulsory education. As in many African countries, not all children go to school. In Cameroon, however, the figure is very high at 95 children out of 100. While almost all boys now start school, the proportion of girls is only… Read More »

Cape Verde Children and School

How is the school in Cape Verde? In Cape Verde, children start school at the age of six. Teaching is in Portuguese. This is difficult for many children at first, because their mother tongue is Creole, a mixed language of Portuguese and African languages ​​(see People – Language). School attendance is compulsory up to the… Read More »

Comoros Children and School

School in the Comoros Schooling is in very bad shape in the Comoros. Only around 60 out of 100 boys go to school, compared to just half of the girls. Overall, the girls are much less educated. In the meantime there is compulsory schooling in the Comoros and school does not cost anything, but there… Read More »

Djibouti Children and School

Do children go to school in Djibouti? Schooling is free in Djibouti and schooling is compulsory up to the age of 16. But only 69 out of 100 boys and 60 out of 100 girls attend school at all. So the rate of people who cannot read and write is also very high. But there… Read More »

Gabon Children and School

School in Gabon In Gabon, schooling is compulsory for children between the ages of six and 16. The primary school consists of six classes, the secondary school of seven years. These seven years are divided into four years to graduate from school and a further three years to graduate from high school. As in France,… Read More »

Gambia Children and School

School in Gambia In The Gambia, children start school at the age of seven. School fees have not been paid in Gambia since 1998 and schooling is compulsory up to the 6th grade. The school system is based on that in England. That dates back to the colonial times when Gambia was British. The primary… Read More »

Ghana Children and School

School in Ghana School attendance is compulsory in Ghana. It is therefore regulated by law that children have to go to school, from six to 16 years of age. But not all children go to school. Why is that? There are children who don’t go to school because they work. In the country, they work… Read More »

Guinea Children and School

School in Guinea Schooling in Guinea is compulsory for six years. However, it is unclear what age this applies to, namely from 5, 6 or 7 years. In school, the children wear a school uniform. Often these are beige in Guinea, girls often wear red or blue and white checked dresses. The classes are often… Read More »

Guinea-Bissau Children and School

School in Guinea-Bissau In Guinea-Bissau, children start school at the age of seven. Schooling is compulsory, but it doesn’t seem clear up to what age. According to the law, schooling is compulsory up to the 9th grade, the government gave UNESCO an age of 13 years at which it ends. However, not all children start… Read More »

Kenya Children and School

School and education The children in Kenya can go to school for eight years without having to pay anything. Those who then want to study receive a scholarship, which means they receive financial support. That sounds very good at first. But the problem is that only children of parents who have money are ultimately successful… Read More »

Lesotho Children and School

Many children can read and write in Lesotho Schooling is compulsory in Lesotho, a country located in Africa according to Elementary school costs nothing, at least not until the end of the 7th grade. However, this compulsory schooling has only been in place since 2000. Although the country is poor, the government puts money… Read More »

Liberia Children and School

Do the children in Liberia go to school? In Liberia, a country located in Africa according to, schooling is compulsory for nine years. Children start school at the age of 7 and attend primary school for six years, followed by secondary school for three years. At the end of 9th grade, they can take an… Read More »

Madagascar Children and School

Do the children go to school in Madagascar? Schooling is compulsory in Madagascar, but not all children go to school and many who go to elementary school do not graduate afterwards. The primary school lasts five years. This is followed by a secondary school of four years and a grammar school with another four years… Read More »