Category: Guide to Africa

Africa is one of the earliest birthplaces of human civilization. It has a long history and rich cultural heritage. It gave birth to the world’s most ancient civilization – Egypt. After Egypt, north Africa gradually became Carthage, Greece and Rome. In the Middle Ages, Africa survived through agriculture, animal husbandry and a high level of commercial development. After the Middle Ages, many kingdoms were established in the Niger River and Senegal River Basin. In the 15th century, it was invaded by western colonialists, who started the slave trade and plundered the wealth of the land. After World War II, national independence surged in Africa and most colonies became independent. Africa is divided into five regions, which are Northern Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa. Browser subcategories by country: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Western Sahara Facts

Western Sahara, known as Spanish Sahara before 1976, area on the west coast of North Africa; 266,000 km2,...

Zimbabwe Country Population

Zimbabwe Population

Zimbabwe was previously one of Africa’s richest countries. After many years of economic downturn, poor political governance,...

Zambia Country Population

Zambia Population

Zambia is one of the world’s largest copper producers. Although the country’s economy has grown stronger, Zambia’s...

Uganda Country Population

Uganda Population

Uganda is rich in natural resources, but has suffered from poor leaders and many internal unrest. The...

Tunisia Country Population

Tunisia Population

After many years of dictatorship, Tunisia gained a people-elected government in 2011, and a new democratic constitution...

Togo Population

Togo Population

After more than 40 years of dictatorship, Togo can take a step in the democratic direction. Key...

Tanzania Country Population

Tanzania Population

Tanzania is among the poorest countries in Africa and the economy has been largely characterized by corruption....

Somalia Country Population

Somalia Population

Somalia has been ravaged by civil war and the absence of government structures for over 20 years....

Senegal Country Population

Senegal Population

Senegal is a political and economic center in West Africa. In the south, a separatist movement is...

Rwanda Population

Rwanda Population

Rwanda Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country. There is fierce competition for the land, mainly between...

Nigeria Country Population

Nigeria Population

Nigeria is both the largest economy and the most populous country in Africa. Still, many people live...

Niger Country Population

Niger Population

Niger is one of the hottest and driest countries in the world. Strong population growth, a lack...

Namibia Country Population

Namibia Population

Namibia is one of the driest countries in the world, and sparsely populated. The country became independent...

Morocco Country Population

Morocco Population

Morocco is a kingdom located in North Africa with coasts both to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic...

Mali Country Population

Mali Population

Mali has long been a center of trade and culture in northwest Africa. Today, the country is...

Malawi Country Population

Malawi Population

As one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi relies heavily on aid. Most of the...