Africa

Situated north of the Sahara desert. Algeria shares a common border with Libya, Tunisia, Niger, Mali, and Morocco. Algeria has access to the Mediterranean Sea.

Algerian history spans...

Angola has a long and rich history, and is home to some of the largest historical kingdoms in Africa such as the...

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The Republic of Botswana shares a common border with South Africa in the South, Namibia in the west and north, Zimbabwe in the east, and Zambia in the North.

The earliest inhabitants of...

Burkina Faso is a small, poor, landlocked country in West Africa. It is bounded by Niger to the east, Mali to the north and west, and Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Ivory Coast to the south. Burkina Faso...

Burundi is a relatively small country located in central Africa, and the name and approximate territory has a continuity with the Kingdom of Burundi which was founded at the end of the 17th...

Cameroon is sometimes referred to as a “true African crossroads” not only because of its geographical position, but also because of the country's great variety of ethnic groups and...

Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde as the nation now prefers to be called) is located on an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the West coast of Guinea-Bissau. The first permanent settlers of the...

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  • For a broad overview of African independence go to our site’s coverage of African Independence (chronology and history).
  • Guides to...

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