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. […]

Uganda Economy

Uganda Society and Economy

Social development Health The medical centers include a hygiene school, a preventive medicine department, a disease control unit, and several rural health centers. Certain diseases are widespread, including malaria, intestinal disorders, venereal infections, and hookworm. Health services were affected by the departure of foreign personnel in 1972. In 1981, as a country located in Africa according […]

Uganda History

Uganda History, Geography, and Population

Located in the east-central part of the African continent, Uganda is a landlocked state, bordered to the west by Zaire, to the north by Sudan, to the east by Kenya and to the south by Rwanda and Tanzania. History The first residents of the Ugandan territory were, in the 1st century, the Bantu blacksmith farmers, dominated in the 13th century by the Himas, shepherds of Ethiopian origin. The Bunyoro kingdom was founded in […]

Nigeria Economy

Nigeria Geography and Economy

Geographic characteristics The country can be subdivided into four differentiable geographic regions. Along the coast there is a belt of mangroves and swamps that extends up to about 16 km inland in most places, and in which lagoons and inlets abound; In the Niger Delta region, the coastal belt extends some 100 km inland. Beyond the coastal […]

Nigeria Culture

Nigeria History and Culture

History Chronologically located between 1500 BC and 500 BC The Nok culture resided in northern Nigeria above the Niger and Benue rivers. Which is famous for its terracotta figures with peculiar characteristics such as its triangle-shaped eyes. Its disappearance is a mystery to historians and archaeologists. Although initially made up of a number of kingdoms and states with a multi-ethnic base, the area […]

Guinea Geography

Guinea Geography

According to 800ZIPCODES, Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a state in West Africa. It limits with Senegal to the N, with Mali to the NE, Guinea-Bissau to the NW, Ivory Coast to the SE, Liberia and Sierra Leone to the S and with the Atlantic Ocean to the W. The capital is Conakry. In Guinea, four geographically well-defined areas are distinguished: Lower Guinea, which occupies the western plains […]

Guinea History

Guinea History

Starting in the 13th century, and for three centuries, Guinea was part of the Malian empire. In the 16th century the country was exploited by Portuguese navigators, who activated the slave trade (in which the English, French and Dutch also participated). During the seventeenth century the country was subjected to tribes from the north, who seized Guinean territory and founded […]

Lesotho Economy

Lesotho Society and Economy

Social development The low life expectancy, as well as the high infant mortality rate demonstrate the harshness of the living conditions. The average daily caloric intake per capita is very low, 2,299, and the population suffers from an overwhelming lack of drinking water. Health There are only health centers in urban areas and very few […]

Lesotho History

Lesotho History and Geography

History The first residents of Lesotho are believed to have been the San, or Bushmen, displaced during the 18th century by the Nguni (Bantu language group). Beginning in 1790, Sotho- speaking tribes were also established, peacefully coexisting with the Nguni until the early 19th century. At that time, King Shaka, head of the Zulu empire of what is now South African territory, tried to conquer […]

Tristán da Cunha

Tristán da Cunha

Tristán da Cunha is the most important island in a South Atlantic archipelago, some 2,400 km west of Cape Town in South Africa and under Saint Helena’s jurisdiction. The islands are of volcanic origin and cover a total area of ​​201 km2 distributed as follows: Tristán da Cunha (98 km2), Inaccesible (10 km2, 32 km […]