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Madagascar

Madagascar is a republic in the Indian Ocean, about 400 kilometers east of Africa’s southeastern coast. The state includes the main island of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, and some small neighboring islands in the Indian Ocean. The capital is Antananarivo. The population of approximately 25.7 million inhabitants (2018) is of mixed Indonesian and […]

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Madagascar Knowledge and Culture

Officially, there is nine-year compulsory schooling in Madagascar, but since 1985, the percentage of children in school has declined. About 30 percent of the population over the age of 15 is illiterate. The University of Antananarivo was established in 1955, but changed its name to the University of Madagascar in 1961. The University has branches […]

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Geography of Madagascar

Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and is separated from the east coast of Africa by the over 400 km wide Mozambique Canal. The island is between 12 ° and 25 ° 40ʹ c.br. and between 43 ° 10ʹ and 50 ° 30ʹ a.l. The greatest length north-south is 1600 km, and greatest width […]

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Sharing Africa

The Sharing of Africa is the name by which the division of the African continent became known during the nineteenth century and ended with the Berlin Conference (1884-1885). With the economic growth of England, France, the Kingdom of Italy and the German Empire, these countries wanted to advance Africa in search of raw materials for their industries. […]

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Imperialism in Africa

The European imperialism in Africa took place during the nineteenth century. Until 1876, 10.8% of the African territory was in the possession of settlers. Already in 1900, the European domain corresponded to 90.4%. At first European exploitation was scattered along the coast, with strong trading posts that ensured slave trade. The first large-scale dominations began with France and Great […]

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Africa’s Economy

The economy of Africa is marked by the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals such as gold and diamonds. The continent, however, is the poorest in the world, the result of colonial and neo-colonialist exploitation. Agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and services are still poorly practiced in most African nations. The same is true for the […]

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Stop African Slave Trafficking

The End of African Slave Trafficking was motivated by economic, humanitarian and religious reasons. Throughout the nineteenth century several European nations banned the slave trade and abolished slavery in their colonies due to a change in mentality and the mode of production. Abstract With the consolidation of the Enlightenment and liberalism, the ideas that judged black Africans […]

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African Dances

The African dances are part of the extensive culture of the African continent and represent one of many ways of cultural communication. This kind of manifestation is of utmost importance to its people, and is an essential part of life. It is a way of being always connected with your ancestors and carries a powerful spiritual, emotional and […]