Benin is a French-speaking country in West Africa. It is a fascinating place and is the birthplace of the vodun or “voodoo” religion. It’s also home to the former Dahomey Kingdom dating from 1600 – 1900. Even though it is a small country it does have a few large cities and beckons to tourist to explore its impressive architecture, museums and markets. A trip here will bring you many adventures, a look at amazing wildlife and relaxing on great beaches.
From around 1800, people opposed slavery in the united states. Some abolitionists and slaveholders discussed the idea of setting up a colony in Africa as a place to relocate freed African-American slaves. They also tried to recruit colonists from among populations of free blacks and free people of color. Most opposed relocation, as they had been born and had claims to the United States.The first ship, Mayflower of Liberia, departed New York on February 6, 1820, for West Africa carrying 86 settlers. Between 1821 and 1838, the American Colonization Society developed the first settlement, which would be known as Liberia. On July 26, 1847, it declared its independence.in 1816, the future of Kru Country took a turn due to an event that took place
When learning about the history of the world, we can not ignore the fact that Africa plays a significant role. Many believe that Africa is the birth place of all races, and although that is true, the history and cultures of Africa and its natives are misunderstood among Americans. People do not take the time to expand their knowledge about Africa, yet they create their own perceptions of the continent based upon the image that America created. America creates this stereotype that Africa is inferior to the other continents by picturing them as savage like individuals who live an insufficient life. To truly understand Africa, you must understand these two important elements: the demographics of Africa and the true history of Africa
Cameroon is in central Africa, between Guinea and Nigeria, sometimes even called the “hinge of Africa” due to its volcanic activity. Its area in comparison to California is only slightly larger- about 475,000 sq km, which makes this a relatively small country. In terms of boundaries, it has about six countries that border it: the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its terrain is relatively plain, with its coastal plain in the southwest, the dissected plateau near the center, some high mountains westward, and north it has plains.
When most think of Africa, they automatically think hot and dry. Africa's climate is hot in most places, however, due to elevation some places are much cooler than others. The diverse climates of Africa leads to a diverse economy. The distance from the equator, elevation and rainfall amounts all help to determine the economy of that particular geographic location, therefore some people engage in mining to make a living.
Togo The slave coast, Togo has it is roots in slavery. There are also a number of relatively small lakes, the largest of which is Lake Togo, a shallow Lagoon, separated from the ocean by a narrow strip of land. The network of protected areas in Togo covers about twenty eight percent of the national territory. Togo is a country of the West Africa. First Togo, officially the Togolese Republic is bordered by Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana, and by the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean. Southern Togo's landmass begins with extensive lagoons and mangrove-covered marshes that sweep Northward into savanna (flat grassland) and a wooded plateau.
Throughout the duration of the 20th Century a vast majority of African colonies fought to secure their sovereignty. Nearly all African nations were colonized by European empires, some dating back in excess of 500 years. They were exploited for their natural resources and labor forces, typically slaves or indentured servants. In many cases legislation was even passed that built apartheid into the citizens of the nations. Making it law that settlers were above the indigenous people, in terms of value of life. This eventually sparked mass revolution and liberation movements across the continent, Angola was no different.
Everyone loves chocolate but not everyone knows how it’s made. Chocolate comes from the coco beans witch are mainly grown cote D’ivore. It goes through a process where it gets shipped from the United States and other countries in order to be made a liquidy substance.
Let's begin with the landscape of Cameroon. Cameroon is located in central Africa, overhanging the equator. It is at the crossroads of land and water. Cameroon has rainforests with lots of vegetation. It is a very fertile land with lots of animals and wildlife. Something that makes Cameroon special is that it is one country with two distinct climates. In the North, Cameroon has a tropical, light
As Americans, we live in a society today that is controlled by the media, and we are sometimes blind-sided by it and what it informs us about other countries due to the fact that the media leaves a mass amount of information. Questions that will be challenged example, why is it so important to learn about other countries history when we don’t even know much of our own? Or why does the media have such an incredible impact on how we view other countries like Africa. Our school systems are set up to, limited to what needs to be taught, so that our generations coming up, will not be as uneducated also uninformed about what is going on in the world. Africa history is beautiful history and some may say that Africa is where all of our world history started.
I come from Los Angeles, a city over 7,500 miles away from Nambonkaha, yet I am not new to the African culture. Having friends and teachers from various countries within the continent such as Ghana, Namibia, Egypt, and Rwanda. I remember my first introduction to my friend, Justin, who was from Ghana. I can distinctly recall the aroma of Coco Butter, which I only learned to identify in the following weeks. Growing up with a friend who is from Ghana never seemed odd to me, other than I would rarely be able to meet his entire family. I often would catch myself thinking about the cliché thoughts, What is it like over there? Is it safe to go? Should I go when I’m older? Each of these questions proved to be a fruitless argument, cycling through my
Uganda is a country located in Africa that is surrounded by Kenya and the Republic of Congo. Uganda’s capital is Kampala and some other major cities would be Gulu, Lira, Mbarara, Jinja, Bwizibwera, Mbale, Mukono, Kasese and Masaka. The coordinates are 1 00 N, 32 00 E and the total area of Uganda is two hundred forty one thirty eight thousand. The land is one hundred ninety seven hundred thousand square kilometers and the water being forty three nine hundred thirty eight thousand square kilometers. When you are comparatively speaking about Uganda it is just slightly smaller than the state of Oregon.
Building a nation… Slavery, Independence, Constitution, Military coups to Presidential elections! Senior Enlisted leaders, it is important to know that the freedoms we all prefer comes with a cost of sacrifice, bloodshed, and for some, nation before self for democracy. This essay will discuss the background, government, strategic importance, and future direction of Sierra Leone.