Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

The concept of Zanzibar is very broad, because this name is given to: 1) Autonomy, which includes two main islands (Zanzibar; People’s Republic of Zanzibar); 2) Archipelago of islands; 3) One of the islands of the archipelago – Unguja (or Zanzibar); 4) The largest city of the archipelago. Considering Zanzibar as a resort, we are, […]

Algeria Geography

Algeria Geography

Algeria is the middle sector of the Atlas, of which Tunisia represents the eastern sector and Morocco the western sector. Therefore the general characteristics of its physical structure will be found under the heading atlas. Algeria is among the African regions one of those with the best cartographic representations, thanks to the works carried out […]

Algeria in the 21st Century

Algeria in the 21st Century

The new century in Algeria was symbolically inaugurated by the entry into force of the peace plan wanted by President Algeria Būtaflīqua (̔Abd al-̔Azīz Bū Taflīqa): a tangible sign of the policy of national reconciliation, at the end of a terrible decade of massacres and violence under the banner of Islamists’ fanaticism. The provision, known […]

Algeria Arts

Algeria Geography and Arts

North African state . Overlooking the Mediterranean, it borders to the East with Tunisia and Libya, to the South with Niger and Mali, to the SW with Mauritania , to the West with Morocco (partly with Western Sahara, de facto incorporated in Morocco, but self-proclaimed independent). Physical characters The Algerian territory consists of two parts […]

Algeria Economy in the 1970's

Algeria Economy in the 1970’s

Algeria acquired its independence from France on July 3, 1962, after a bloody war that lasted eight years. Since 1963 it has been a presidential republic: legislative power is exercised by an assembly of 138 members, who remain in office for five years, and are elected by universal suffrage. The territory, vast 2,293,190 km 2, […]

Algeria Population

Algeria Population and Archaeology

Population The original residents were Berbers. These in ancient times underwent the Phoenician influence, then, more profoundly, the Roman one. The Arab conquest (7th century) at first did not alter the ethnic structure much; only in the 12th century. the Arab element pushed the Berbers back to the less accessible parts (Kabylia, Aurès) where they […]

Algeria Archaeology

Algeria Archaeology

Punic archaeology. – Recent discoveries have contributed to clarify the times and ways of the Punic presence in Algeria and the connections with Libyan and Numidian cultural traditions. The Punic city walls of Hippo Regius, the current Bona, already known as a Roman and Christian center, have been brought to light and detected. More consistent are […]

Ethiopia Economy

Ethiopia Economy and Population

Economy Ethiopia’s economy is based on agriculture which absorbs 45% of the gross domestic product, 90% of exports and 80% of the labor force. The main product is coffee almost entirely destined for export, on which 25% of the population live directly or indirectly. This high volume, coupled with the variability of international coffee prices, […]

Ethiopia Geography

Ethiopia Geography

Following Eritrea’s independence, Ethiopia became a landlocked state, relying heavily on Djibouti for its maritime exports. With 1,127,127 km²), Ethiopia is the 27th largest country in the world. For comparative purposes, the extension of its territory is similar to that of Bolivia. Most of Ethiopia lies in the Horn of Africa, which is the eastern tip of Africa. […]