Simien Mountains
East Africa

Landmarks in Ethiopia

Visit Ethiopia, a country in north-east Africa, as part of a study trip! Ethiopia is the tenth largest country in Africa, and is around three times the size of Germany. Most of Ethiopia is occupied by the highlands of Abyssinia; The capital of the country, Addis Ababa, is also located in these vast high mountains. […]

Uganda Economy
East Africa

Uganda Economy Overview

ECONOMY: INDUSTRY AND MINERAL RESOURCES Industry, while employing just 4.2% of the active population, participates for over 25% in the formation of the national product (2008). The industrial apparatus operates above all in the transformation of local agricultural products: breweries, tobacco factories, oil mills, sugar refineries, cotton mills, etc.; There are also some cement factories […]

Seychelles
East Africa North Africa

Seychelles

Seychelles, island state east of the African mainland in the Indian Ocean, east of Tanzania and Kenya, and northeast of Madagascar. Counted to Africa. Consists of 154 islands divided into two archipelagos in an ocean area of ​​approximately one million square kilometers. The capital is Victoria on the main island of Mahé. The Seychelles have […]

Uganda History
East Africa

Uganda History

Ancient kingdoms Since the 10th century, Bantu-speaking groups formed small agricultural states in what is now Uganda. The Kitara empire was founded around 1350 and extended (starting from Bunyoro ) to what is now northern Rwanda and western Kenya. After its decline and a phase of instability, the Bunyoro Empire expanded from around 1500 and […]

Mozambique Territory and Cities
East Africa

Mozambique Territory and Cities

TERRITORY: MORPHOLOGY Over 40% of the territory is made up of coastal alluvial plains and reliefs below 300 meters. The remainder presents the geological structure typical of the African continent, tabular, rigid, without corrugations, affected by deep fractures: in the northern section, which represents the direct continuation of the East African plateaus, it is extinguished […]

Madagascar History
East Africa

Madagascar History and Cities

History Settlement of the island by population groups from Southeast Asia and Africa began from the 4th century, later the Arabs followed to a lesser extent, who probably set up the first trading posts on the northwest coast in the 10th century. After the discovery by the Portuguese in 1500, they built coastal bases; from […]

Rwanda Geography
East Africa

Rwanda Geography

Rwanda is located a little south of the equator in the transition from East Africa to Central Africa. The landscape is taken up by a plateau. The west with the large Kiwu Lake belongs to the area of ​​the Central African Rift. In the north rise the Virunga volcanoes with the 4507 m high Karisimbi […]

Ethiopia Arts
East Africa

Ethiopia Arts

The architecture of the so-called “paleoetiopic” period (last centuries before Christ-VII century AD) is characterized by massive constructions whose function has not yet been clarified (religious, civil or funeral), springs on a high podium (approx. 5 m) of limestone blocks with access steps. According to a2zgov, nothing remains of the elevated walls, built with the […]

Ethiopia Literature
East Africa

Ethiopia Literature

According to areacodesexplorer, the most ancient testimonies of Ethiopian literature are constituted by historical inscriptions of the kings of Axum (especially of the king Ezānā, first half of the 4th century AD). The ancient Ethiopian language (geʽez) is used only in the most recent inscriptions (from the mid-4th century AD onwards) while the most remote […]

Ethiopia Culture and Traditions
East Africa

Ethiopia Culture and Traditions

CULTURE: GENERAL INFORMATION Ethiopia (excluding the brief parenthesis in which it became an Italian colony), unlike other African countries, has managed over the centuries to remain independent; for this reason it still retains many of its peculiarities. The cultural elements that characterize it are for example the type of religion (Coptic Christian), the language and […]