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this country is home to the fabled city of timbuktu
it was the center of islamic learning in ancient times.
the king made a flamboyant hajj to mecca and gave out large supplies of gold
this country voted last summer to split into two separate countries.
arab muslims in the north
christian farmers in the south
the country was recently freed from the rule of a dictator Muhammad Qaddafi, by a multi- national effort
this country overture its dictator, Ben Ali in 2011 and started the 'Arab Spring'.
ancient city of carthage was located here
defeated the USA in world cup soccer twice
exports gold, diamonds, and bauxite
per capita that is twice that of the poorest african country
became africas first independent black nation in 1847 as a homeland for freed slaves; most from america
what island off the coast of senegal was the location of a slave fort that eventually 20 million slaves went through
which country has a 35% literacy rate, poor roads and transportation system, and once produced some of the worlds highest-quality diamonds
dam on the nile river in egypt which increased Egypt's farmable land by 50% and protected it from droughts and floods
aswan high dam
conference between european countries to avoid fighting for land and lay down rules for dividing africa
east african ethnic group that lived in the grasslands of the rift valleys in Kenya and Tanzania
people rely on family lineages to govern themselves rather than an elected government or monarch
belgian king who opened up the african interior to european trade along the congo river and controlled the area now known as Congo Free State
king leopold II
wooden masks with painted facial features and carved boxes that contain the skulls and bones of the desceased
state founded in the 15th century by a man named mutota and that extended throughout all of the present day zimbabwe
one of the leaders of ANC who led a struggle to end apartheid and was elected president in 1994
president of liberia
forced children to work as child soldiers
tried and convicted of crimes against humanity
belief that people should be loyal to their nation, the people with whom they share land, culture, and history
a missionary, physician, and explorer who searched for the source of the nile and crossed the continent of africa from coast to coast
henry morton stanley
journalist who uttered the famous words "Dr. Livingston I presume" and was later employed by king leopold to explore central africa
mobutu sese seko
the corrupt and extravagant dictator of present day democratic republic of congo, who fled the country in 1997
changed the name of congo to Zaire
this island established by portugese was the first place used by europeans for trade in african slaves
east african ethnic group is known for their intricate beadwork and jewelry as well as using wooden plugs to increase the size of holes
the aswan dam is located here
and ancient civilization started here thousands of years ago
second most industrialized nation in africa
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