Comoros Armed Forces

Political System of the Comoros

Following the Constitution of 2001, the Comoros is a federal republic consisting of the three islands of Njazídja, Nzwani and Mwali. The executive is added to the head of state, the president, who is elected in the general election for four years. The presidential office rotates between the elected presidents of the three islands. Legislative […]

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History of Tanzania

Tanzania’s location in geographical proximity to the Arab world and to the countries surrounding the Indian Ocean means that the country has a rich and varied history, with a variety of cultural influences. The story also begins very far back in time. Some of the oldest hominids, early relatives of today’s people, are found in […]

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Tunisia has long craft traditions

Art in Tunisia

Prehistoric times Discoveries from the time before the Phoenician colonization consisted mainly of tools in stone and bronze. Excavations have uncovered a number of Phoenician and Carthaginian finds, including masks, amulets, jewelry, oil lamps, ceramics, ivory, glassworks and small statuettes. Of the puny Carthage, virtually no building remains are preserved, only individual objects, tombstones and […]

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Burundi

Burundi, a small republic in Central Africa, inland just south of the equator. The land has no coastline but is bounded by several rivers and Lake Tanganyika in the south. Burundi borders Rwanda in the north, Tanzania in the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) in the west. The capital […]

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Algeria Overview

According to Digopaul, Algeria is Africa’s second largest country on the surface, after Sudan, and the world’s eleventh largest in rankings. It borders Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara. In the north, Algeria has a coast to the Mediterranean, and thus a sea border to Spain. Capital: Algiers Biggest city: Algiers State: […]

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Angola Overview

According to Digopaul, Angola is located in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. Angola borders Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Namibia and Zambia. The Angolan province of Cabinda is an exclave that is separate from the rest of the country of Congo-Kinshasa. Cabinda is Angola’s only border with Congo-Brazzaville. Capital: Luanda Biggest city: Luanda State: republic Language: Portuguese […]

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Benin Overview

According to Digopaul, Benin is located in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo. During the 15th century, today’s Benin was a prominent West African kingdom, and at that time it was called Dahomey. The area was taken over by France in 1892 and in 1899 became […]

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Botswana Overview

According to Digopaul, Botswana is located in southern Africa and borders Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Botswana has many nature reserves and a rich wildlife. In the southwestern part of the country is the desert Kalahari. Capital: Gaborone Biggest city: Gaborone State: republic Language: English, Tswana Religion: Christianity, indigenous religions Surface: 600 370 km² Population: […]

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Burkina Faso Overview

According to Digopaul, Burkina Faso, formerly the Upper Volta, is a state in West Africa, bordering Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo. Burkina Faso consists mostly of savannah and three large rivers flow through the country: Mouhoun, Nazinon and Nakambe. Capital: Ouagadougou Biggest city: Ouagadougou State: republic Language: French Religion: indigenous religions, Islam […]

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Burundi Overview

According to Digopaul, Burundi is located in Africa and borders Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda and Tanzania. Burundi was part of the German East African colony, but together with Rwanda became a Belgian territory between 1919 and 1961. The following year, Burundi became an independent kingdom, and in 1966 became a republic, in effect a military dictatorship. Capital: […]

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