Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea Overview

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY The population is very composite, also because the ethnic stocks are different in Bioko and Mbini. In the continental part, the population, made up largely of Bantu fang (82.9%), overlapped by successive immigrations from the N to the native Binga pygmies; on the island, on the other hand, the original residents are the […]

Senegambia Stone Circles (World Heritage)

Gambia Country Overview

Gambia, officially English Republic of the Gambia [r ɪ p ʌ bl ɪ k ɔ f də gæmb ɪ ə], German Republic of the Gambia, country in West Africa with (2019) 2.3 million residents; The capital is Banjul. Landscape According to shoppingpicks, the Gambia borders the Atlantic Ocean in the west, otherwise it is enclosed […]

Liberia Economy

Liberia Economy and Culture

ECONOMY The economy of Liberia is characterized by factors of foreign dependence (in particular the US) of particular gravity: based on a colonial system often still managed by foreign companies, it cultivates and exports rubber, coffee, cocoa, coconut palm and owes a large part of the its income from mining. The first fundamental sale of […]

Algeria Early History

Algeria Early History

PREHISTORY The archaic nature of the human presence in Algeria is attested by the Ain Hanech deposit with tools on pebbles attributed to the lower Paleolithic and by the discovery, in Ternifine, of fossil remains (with a probable age of around 700,000 years) referable to Homo erectus, which have made possible the reconstruction of a […]

Algeria Recent History

Algeria Recent History

HISTORY: BIRTH AND EVOLUTION OF THE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT The economic, social and moral consequences of colonization had a heavy impact on traditional Algerian society, causing imbalances and resentments from which the movements of political demand drew strength, first of all that of the Young Algerians (1911) who demanded a more rapid implementation of the assimilation. […]

Algeria Economy

Algeria Economy

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION From an economic point of view, Algeria presents itself as one of the most dynamic countries on the African continent. During the French colonization the economy was set up according to the needs and advantages of the colonists, without reaching even the slightest integration with the internal reality, on the contrary creating […]

Algeria Traditions

Algeria Traditions

About half of the Algerian population is still deeply linked to life in the fields and pastoralism; it mainly lives in villages, whose appearance varies considerably as one proceeds inland from the coasts. Along the maritime strip, where among other things the French influence was greater, the classic Mediterranean village prevails, located on the hilly […]

Algeria Arts

Algeria Arts

The Berber tradition survives above all in Kabylia, a region E of Algiers, where the local dialect (Tamazight) is spoken as the first language. Music is part of everyday life; the most popular genre is the raï, where the lute and other traditional instruments mix with the more modern ones; it is a genre of […]

Algeria Literature 2

Algeria Literature Part II

The central characters of the plots are the young Maghrebi from the poorest suburbs in search of social integration. An example of this is Le Gone de Châaba (1986; The boy from the poor neighborhood), written by Azouz Begag (b.1957). Furthermore, the narrative often arrives, through the reconstruction of “exemplary” stories, to the condemnation of […]

Algeria Literature 1

Algeria Literature Part I

According to agooddir, Algeria presents a particularly varied cultural framework in which the Kabyle tradition converges, expressed mainly in Berber dialect, of which Marguerite Taos Amrouche (1913-1976) has collected the most beautiful things in an anthology, entitled The magic grain (1966) ; classical Arabic, literary and musical culture; and, finally, French culture. Algeria contributed to […]

Algeria Theater

Algeria Theater and Cinema

Acording to a2zdirectory, this African country occupies the vast central-eastern section of the Maghreb and it is therefore, in its cultural matrices, a Mediterranean and Islamic country. The Algerian national idea dates back to the time when the country opposed the Ottoman rule, in the 10th century. XVIII; frustrated by French colonization, a stronger national […]

Botswana Travel Advice

Botswana Travel Advice

General information for Botswana Continent: Africa Geographical location: Southern Africa, located in the southern hemisphere Highest elevation: Monalanong Hill (1494 m above sea level) Longest river: Limpopo (1600 km) Form of Government: parliamentary monarchy System of Government: Parliament- bound executive power Languages: Official languages: Setswana and English Neighboring countries: in the south and south-east of […]

Egypt Travel Advice

Egypt Travel Advice

General information for Egypt Continent: Africa Geographical location: Northeast Africa, located in the northern hemisphere. Highest elevation: Jabal Katrina (2642 m above sea level) Longest river: Nile (6852 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Semi-presidential system Languages: Arabic Neighboring countries: Libya, Sudan, Gaza, Israel, Jordan Capital: Cairo Area: Approx. 1,001,500 km² Residents: Approx. […]

Ethiopia Travel Advice

Ethiopia Travel Advice

General information for Ethiopia Continent: Africa Geographical location: Eastern Africa, located in the northern hemisphere above the equator Highest elevation: Ras Dashen Tetata (4620 m above sea level) Longest river: Blue Nile (length 1783 km) Form of Government: Parliamentary Federal Republic System of Government: Parliamentary system Languages: Amharic Neighboring countries: Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, […]

Kenya Travel Advice

Kenya Travel Advice

General information for Kenya Continent: Africa Geographical location: Eastern Central Africa, located on the equator Highest elevation: Batian in the Mount Kenya massif (5,199 m above sea level) Longest river: Tana (approx. 700 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Swahili and English Neighboring countries: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia […]

Lesotho Travel Advice

Lesotho Travel Advice

General information for Lesotho Continent: Africa Geographical location: Southern Africa, located in the southern hemisphere Highest point: Thabana Ntlenyana (3482 m above sea level) Longest river: Orange River (2160km) Government: parliamentary monarchy system of government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Official languages: Sesotho and English neighboring countries: South Africa Capital: Maseru Area: Approximately 30,355 square kilometers Population: […]

Madagascar Travel Advice

Madagascar Travel Advice

General travel information for Madagascar Continent: Africa Geographical location: Island in the Indian Ocean, approx. 400 km east of the southeastern African continent, located in the southern hemisphere Highest elevation: Maromokotro (2876 m above sea level) Longest river: Mangoky (560 km) Form of Government: Republic System of Government: Semi-presidential system of government Languages: Malagasy and […]

Malawi Travel Advice

Malawi Travel Advice

General information for Malawi Continent: Africa Geographical location: Southern Africa along the Central African Rift, located in the southern hemisphere Highest elevation: Sapitwa (3002 m above sea level) Longest river: Shire (402 km) Form of Government: Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: English, Chichewa Neighboring countries: Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia Capital: Lilongwe Area: Approx […]

Mauritania Travel Advice

Mauritania Travel Advice

General travel information for Mauritania Continent: Africa Geographical location: West Africa, Sahel zone Highest elevation: Kediet Ijill (915 m above sea level) Longest river: Senegal (813 km) Form of government: Islamic Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Arabic Neighboring countries: Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Senegal Capital: Nouakchott Area: Approx. 1,030,700 km² Residents: Approx. 4,300,000 people […]

Morocco Travel Advice

Morocco Travel Advice

General travel information for Morocco Continent: Africa Geographical location: Northwest Africa, on the Mediterranean coast and the Atlantic Highest elevation: Jabal Toubkal (4167 m above sea level) Longest river: Oum er Rabia (555 km) Form of government: Hereditary monarchy System of Government: Constitutional monarchy Languages: Arabic and Tamazight Neighboring countries: Western Sahara (occupied by Morocco) […]

Mozambique Travel Advice

Mozambique Travel Advice

General information on Mozambique Continent: Africa Geographic location: southwestern Africa, located in the southern hemisphere Highest point: Monte Binga (2,436 m above sea level) Longest river: Zambezi (2574 km) Form of government: Republic Government System: Presidential system Languages: official language Portuguese, in addition to various. Bantu languages spoken neighboring countries in the south and southwest […]

Namibia Travel Advice

Namibia Travel Advice

General information for Namibia Continent: Africa Geographical location: southwestern Africa, in the southern hemisphere located Highest point: Königstein (2573 m above sea level) Longest river: Orange River (2160km) Form of government: Republic Government System: Semipräsidiale democracy Languages: English, various national languages, including German neighbors: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa Capital: Windhoek Area: Approx. 824 […]

Senegal Travel Advice

Senegal Travel Advice

General travel information for Senegal Continent: Africa Geographical location: Between the Pacific and Atlantic at the widest point of the Central American land bridge Highest elevation: No name (581 m above sea level) Longest river: Senegal River (1086 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: Presidential democracy Languages: French Neighboring countries: Gambia, Guinea Bissau, […]

South Africa Travel Advice

South Africa Travel Advice

General travel information about South Africa Continent: Africa Geographical location: southernmost country in Africa on the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Highest point: Mafadi, 3450 m Longest river: Orange River, ca.1860 km Government: Federal republic system of government: Parliament Hardcover executive power Languages: Afrikaans, English, South Ndebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, North Sotho, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga […]

Sudan Travel Advice

Sudan Travel Advice

General information for Sudan Continent: Africa Geographical location: Eastern Africa, located in the northern hemisphere Highest elevation: Kinyeti (3187 m above sea level) Longest river: Nile (length in Sudan about 1560 km) Form of Government: Federal Republic of Government: Presidential system Languages: English and Arabic Neighboring countries: Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, […]

Swaziland Travel Advice

Swaziland Travel Advice

General travel information for Eswatini (Swaziland) Continent: Africa Geographic Location: Southern Africa, in the southern hemisphere located Highest point: Emlembe (1862 m above sea level) Longest river: Lusutfu (Great Usutu, Maputo approximately 175 km) Form of government: absolute monarchy system of government: semi-presidential system Languages: siSwati and English Neighboring countries: Mozambique, South Africa Capital: Mbabane […]

Tanzania Travel Advice

Tanzania Travel Advice

General travel information about Tanzania Continent: Africa Geographical location: East Africa, south of the equator Highest elevation: Kibo (Kilimanjaro) 5895 m Longest river: Great Rovuma (approx. 780 km) Form of government: Federal Republic System of Government: Presidential system Languages: Swahili (official language) and approx. 128 regionally different languages, mostly Bantu languages Neighboring countries: Kenya, Uganda, […]

Tunisia Travel Advice

Tunisia Travel Advice

General travel information for Tunisia Continent: Africa Geographical location: North Africa, on the Mediterranean coast Highest elevation: Djebel Chambi (1544 m above sea level) Longest river: Medjerda (450 km) Form of government: Republic System of government; Semi-presidential system of government Languages: Arabic Neighboring countries: Libya and Algeria Capital: Tunis Area: Approx. 164,000 km² Population: Approx. […]