No official from of government is established here. A neighborhood used to own this country's southern half. A widespread haze exists 60% of the time, severely limiting visibility:
French is the main language of commerce and business. People used to be worried about Italy claiming this country. Rioting over poverty in January 2011 led to hundreds of deaths
When oil was discovered under the sahara Desert in 1959, this formerly poor country became very rich. The great Manmade River Project is the largest scheme in the world.
The wildlife population in this country is threatened because of hunting. Named after a great river that flows through the western edge. Black Muslims the largest ethnic group
The sahara Desert covers 80% of the land and is growing. Refugees from the desert have increased the population from 10,000 to 700,000 in fewer than forty years
Two warring groups, the Arabic-speaking Muslims in the north and the blacks in the south, have engaged in two major civil wars. Thousands of refugees from Ethiopia are here.
Landlocked and sparsely populated, this country is virtually split into two: nomadic muslims minority and Black african farmers. only 26% of the population can read and write
Arabic is the official language, but french used for business and government affairs. The crossroads of western and Islamic culture. Northern mountains subject to earthquakes
the center of islamic learning established here during the 14th century. Among the 25 poorest nations in the world, construction is an important resource. Very high birthrate
one of the leading producers of high quality cotton, this country provides hydroelectric power, "the day of rage" in january 2011 led to massive governmental changes.
ruled as a french colony for 130 years, a bloody war of independence was fought in 1962. covering 80% of the country, the Sahara desert contains drifting sand dunes.