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African Countries: An Introduction: Maps Included: Vol. I
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This is an introduction to African countries and to Africa as a whole. We learn about every African country, the land and its people, and the history since the advent of colonial rule. We also learn about the present, including the different ethnic and racial groups in every country in Africa where more than 1,000 languages are spoken.

Contents

Map of Africa

Introduction

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Rep

Chad

Comoros

Congo

Dem. Rep. Congo (Zaire)

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea Bissau

Guinea

Ivory Coast

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Introduction

THIS BOOK is intended to provide readers with basic information about African countries which include a few island nations on the Indian Ocean and on the Atlantic.

Africa is the second the largest continent after Asia. It has 53 countries. Most of them are predominantly black. They constitute what is generally known as sub-Saharan Africa, a region south of the Sahara desert.

North Africa is predominantly Arab with strong historical, cultural and religious ties to the Middle East of which it is often considered to be an integral part. Although Arabs originated from the Middle East, especially the Arabian peninsula, they live mostly outside their original homeland. North Africa has the largest Arab population in the world. Also, most of the Arab land is in Africa, not in the Middle East.

The African continent has a population of about 800 million people. About 70 percent of them are black. The rest are mostly Arab together with significant numbers of people of European and Asian descent.