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Africa : continent of the eastern hemisphere straddling the Equator, separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar, and adjoining Asia at the Sinai Peninsula area 11,677,239 square miles (30,244,049 square kilometers) — Webster
Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km² (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20.4% of its total land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.
Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages. In the late 19th century European countries colonized most of Africa. Africa also varies greatly with regard to environments, economics, historical ties and government systems. However, most present states in Africa originate from a process of decolonization in the 20th century. African nations have attempted to cooperate through the establishment of the African Union, which is headquartered in Addis Ababa. — Wikipedia
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How Kabila's election strategy unravelled in Congo
on January 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm
KINSHASA (Reuters) - In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. […]
Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to...
on January 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union called on Saturday for another national strike for two days next month to press its demand for higher wages for 670,000 public servants, the UGTT chief said. […]
Zimbabwe public workers reject latest wage offer...
on January 19, 2019 at 10:40 am
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's public workers have rejected a second offer to raise their salaries and demanded to be paid in dollars, days after at least three people died in violent anti-government protests. […]
Protester's funeral becomes new flashpoint in...
on January 19, 2019 at 10:26 am
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese police clashed with mourners on Friday during the funeral of a 60-year-old protester who died from a gunshot wound sustained during a fifth week of anti-government demonstrations. […]
Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N....
on January 19, 2019 at 10:22 am
HARARE (Reuters) - Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end to a brutal security crackdown and an internet blackout. […]