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Poverty, big problem in Africa

Poverty, big problem in Africa

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African colonies

African colonies

In the late nineteenth century, the European imperial powers engaged in a major territorial scramble and occupied most of the continent, creating many colonial nation states, and leaving only two independent nations: Liberia, an independent state partly settled by African Americans; and Orthodox Christian Ethiopia (known to Europeans as "Abyssinia"). Colonial rule by Europeans would continue until after the conclusion of World War II, when all colonial states gradually obtained formal independence.

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History of South Africa

History of South Africa

The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It borders the Atlantic and Indian oceans and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho, an independent inclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is a member of the commonwealth of Nations. The South African economy is the largest in Africa and 14th largest in the world. Due to this it is the most socially, economically and infrastructurally developed country on the continent.

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Amazing Nigeria

Amazing Nigeria

Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south. The capital city is Abuja.

The people of Nigeria have an extensive history, and archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BC.[2] The Benue-Cross River area is thought to be the original homeland of the Bantu migrants who spread across most of central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st millennium BC and the 2nd millennium AD.

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African colonies in Europe

African colonies in Europe

Along with the accounts of the early navigators, the accounts of shipwreck survivors provide the earliest written accounts of Southern Africa. In the two centuries following 1488, a number of small fishing settlements were made along the coast by Portuguese sailors, but no written account of these settlements survives. on 1652 a victualling station was established at the Cape of Good Hope by Jan van iebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. For most of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the slowly-expanding settlement was a Dutch possession. The Dutch settlers eventually met the south-westerly expanding Xhosa people on the region of the Fish River. A series of wars, called Cape Frontier Wars, insued, mainly caused by conflicting land and livestock interests.

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Ghanian Political imborglio

 Ghanian Political imborglio

Politics of Ghana takes place in a framework of a presidential representative and democratic republic,whereby the President of Ghana is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. The seat of government is at Osu Castle. executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and Parliament. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The Constitution that established the Fourth Republic provided a basic charter for republican democratic government. It declares Ghana to be a unitary republic with sovereignty residing in the Ghanaian people. Intended to prevent future coups, dictatorial government, and one-party states, it is designed to establish the concept of powersharing. 

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Oh! Heavy Floods in Ghana

Oh! Heavy Floods in Ghana

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Sun, 03/02/2008 - 12:18 — raja4u

July and August saw flooding across Africa in countries just south of the Sahara desert,
s well as in Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique.
outh Africa, which is experiencing the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, has seen flooding,
oo—along with freak snowfalls heavy enough to close the border between South Africa and
esotho for a time.

While African Web sites and newspapers, as well as the United Nations Information Network,
re filled with stories about the floods,
he major English-language media in the West have ignored this tragedy.
nstead, MSNBC ran a humorous piece Aug. 2 on snow in South Africa.
he Washington Post ran a 560-word article Aug. 15.

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THE ORIGINS OF ERITREA

by Paul B. Henze

 

I - Introduction

 

The name Eritrea came onto the map of Africa only at the end of the 19th century. Until then "Eritrean History", as far back as it extends, was Ethiopian history. During the long struggle against the Derg, the Eritrean Popular Liberation Front (EPLF) encouraged the notion that Eritrea had been a separate entity with little connection with Ethiopia. This idea was energetically spread by EPLF propagandists and gained wide acceptance abroad among journalists and others with scant knowledge of the history of the Horn of Africa. It was mythology. Let us take a serious look at what is known of the real history of the region, starting with very ancient times and moving up to the end of the 19th century.

II - Ancient Times

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