Category Archives: Central Africa

Economy of Angola

The civil war that lasted a quarter of a century destroyed the country’s economy. Plantations, railways, highways, factories, power lines were destroyed. The only productive industries remained the oil and diamond industries. In 2001, GDP in consumer prices amounted to 13.3 billion US dollars, i.e. $1,330 per capita. The working-age population is estimated at 5… Read More »

Angola Ethnic Groups Part 2

N’ganguela group Spread over two territories, one on the eastern border and the other on the upper reaches of the Cubango River. Agriculture in the rainy season, cattle raising, lake fishing and beekeeping are the main economic activities. The best known n’ganguela subgroup is the luena, ancient lunda-kiocos that adopted the language of the n’ganguelas and received strong… Read More »

Angola Ethnic Groups Part 1

The vast majority of the roughly 12,000,000 residents that make up Angola’s population come from peoples of Bantu origin. Another component arises from the mixture that occurred very early; first among the various groups that arrived in the territory, and later with Europeans (mostly Portuguese) during the period of colonization. There are also some non-Bantu minorities, such… Read More »

Angola History

The current territory of Angola has been inhabited since the Lower Palaeolithic, it has seen throughout its history a large number of population movements, with successive waves of Bantu peoples pushing south the primitive indigenous people of non-Bantu origin, the Khoi. -san, today reduced to a population of less than ten thousand people. These migrations occurred more… Read More »

Angola State Overview

According to ESTATELEARNING, Republic of Angola is a country of the central African gaining independence from Portugal in 1975. It has great natural resources that it has not been able to fully exploit in its development due to the long civil war in which it was immersed from shortly before independence until the first decade of the 21st century. It… Read More »

Democratic Republic of the Congo History

The Congo Free State or Independent State of the Congo was an African colonial domain, private property of King Leopold II of Belgium, established at the Berlin Conference in 1885, whose borders coincided with the current Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo was privately administered by King Leopold until his death in 1908, the year in which the territory was ceded… Read More »

Democratic Republic of the Congo State Overview

According to POLITICSEZINE, Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Central Africa, called Zaire between 1971 and 1997. Located in the area of the great lakes of Africa, it is the third largest country on the continent. It borders the Central African Republic and Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east, Zambia and Angola to the south, and the Republic of the Congo to the west. After a particularly… Read More »

Sao Tome and Principe Travel Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. Capital Sao Tome. Geography According to a2zgov, São Tomé and Principe consists of two large islands (São Tomé: 836 square kilometers and Principe: 128 square kilometers) and the smaller islands of Cabras, Gago Coutinho, Pedras Tinhosas and Rolas, which are located about… Read More »

Travel to Chad

Entry and residence regulations German citizens need a valid entry visa to enter Chad, which can be applied for at the Chadian embassy with their ambassador Mariam Ali Moussa in Berlin. The passport must be valid until the end of the trip and a yellow fever vaccination is compulsory for everyone aged 9 months and… Read More »