Category Archives: Africa

Tanzania Human Geography

Demographic developments in Tanzania are not well known. In the last years of the twentieth century the population increased at a rate of 2.5% (1993-98), not excessively high compared to the birth rate (41 ‰ in 1997), and this because a large part of the population still lives in very backward conditions and mortality is… Read More »

Sudan Territory and Economy

TERRITORY: HYDROGRAPHY Hydrography is essentially summarized in the Nile, which in Sudan carries out a considerable part of its course, giving rise to the episode that characterizes its regime: the merger of its two spring branches, the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The origin of the latter is in a certain sense the result… Read More »

Meknes Medina (World Heritage)

According to best-medical-schools, the city, about 60 km west of Fès, is one of the four royal cities in Morocco. It experienced its heyday in the 17th and 18th. Century under Sultan Moulai Ismail, who ran a magnificent residence there with pompous court keeping. The old town with its mosques, tombs and palaces is surrounded… Read More »

Kerkuan (World Heritage)

Kerkouane was founded in the 6th century BC. Founded by Phoenician refugees from Tire. It is the only Phoenician-Punic city whose remains have been preserved in their original state, as it was not rebuilt after it was destroyed by the Romans in the 1st Punic War. The horseshoe-shaped city complex, foundation walls and facilities for… Read More »

Algeria History: The Bouteflika Era

After Zéroual’s resignation, A. Bouteflika became in April 1999 (with early elections)elected as the new president (confirmed in office in 2004), who announced the modernization of Algerian society and submitted a peace plan to end the civil war (including legalization of Islamist groups that renounce armed struggle), which was approved by parliament in July 1999… Read More »

Burkina Faso Children and School

How is school in Burkina Faso? Only 41 out of 100 adults in Burkina Faso can read and write. The others are illiterate. The proportion of those who can read is higher among those aged 15 to 24: 57 out of 100 young men, 44 out of 100 young women can read and write. This… Read More »