Archive for the ‘African countries’ Category

Nigeria faces challenges of building West Africa's first theme park

23.May.2011 · Posted in African countries

This article is as was written by Oyetunji Abioye and published yesterday, May 22, 2011 by Punch, one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers. ...

This article is as was written by Oyetunji Abioye and published yesterday, May 22, 2011 by Punch, one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers.

Last week, some investors from United Kingdom, in partnership with the Delta State Government, announced plans to build a $250m theme and resort park, the first in West Africa. OYETUNJI ABIOYE examines the feasibility of the project. (more…)

Ken and Sankara: Africa should demonstrate its Innocence

01.December.2010 · Posted in African countries

This is the last extract from the research, “UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: My Hands Are Clean”, as it relates to the role of local Africans in sustaining their own underdevelopments. The next extract to be (this) released at the public domain, though might have a different bearing on this argument is for the purpose of balancing ...

This is the last extract from the research, “UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: My Hands Are Clean”, as it relates to the role of local Africans in sustaining their own underdevelopments. The next extract to be (this) released at the public domain, though might have a different bearing on this argument is for the purpose of balancing the discussion. I hope you do enjoy reading these series of clips from the research, and I hope we can agree even to disagree. For the complete argument and evidences to support this line of thought, please see the book for yourself. (more…)

Nollywood, Example Of Feasible Local Initiatives And Self-Reliability Among Africans

01.December.2010 · Posted in African countries

This is an extract from the research, “UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: My Hands Are Clean”. Except for the footnotes and the images, this extract (Nollywood Film Industry (Nigeria) As An Example Of Feasible Local Initiatives And Self-Reliability Among Africans) is exactly the way it was presented in the research, (page 200). A sub-heading under the discussion: ...

NollywoodThis is an extract from the research, “UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: My Hands Are Clean”. Except for the footnotes and the images, this extract (Nollywood Film Industry (Nigeria) As An Example Of Feasible Local Initiatives And Self-Reliability Among Africans) is exactly the way it was presented in the research, (page 200). A sub-heading under the discussion: “CONCLUDING” (page 189) (more…)

Zimbabwe

17.January.2009 · Posted in African countries

Full Name Zimbabwe Capital Harare Form of Government Semi-Presidential System Date of Independence 18 April, 1980 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 390,757 km2 (60th) 150,871 sq mi Total Population (2007 estimate) 13,349,000 (68th) Time Zone CAT (UTC+2) Currency Zimbabwean Dollar GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $4.723 billion GDP Per Capita $402 Human Development ...

Full Name Zimbabwe
Capital Harare
Form of Government Semi-Presidential System
Date of Independence 18 April, 1980
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 390,757 km2 (60th)
150,871 sq mi
Total Population (2007 estimate) 13,349,000 (68th)
Time Zone CAT (UTC+2)
Currency Zimbabwean Dollar
GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $4.723 billion
GDP Per Capita $402
Human Development Index .513
Languages Shona, isiNdebele, English
Ethnic Groups 80-84% Shona, 12-15% Ndele, 2-5% Bantu
Religions 62% Christianity
Principal Cities
History
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Music
Literature


Zambia

17.January.2009 · Posted in African countries

Full Name Republic of Zambia Capital Lusaka Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 24 October, 1954 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 752,618 km2 (39th)290,587 sq mi Total Population (2007 estimate) 11,668,000 (71st) Time Zone CAT (UTC+2) Currency Zambian Kwacha GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $11.411 billion GDP Per Capita $938 Human Development ...

Full Name Republic of Zambia
Capital Lusaka
Form of Government Republic
Date of Independence 24 October, 1954
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 752,618 km2 (39th)
290,587 sq mi
Total Population (2007 estimate) 11,668,000 (71st)
Time Zone CAT (UTC+2)
Currency Zambian Kwacha
GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $11.411 billion
GDP Per Capita $938
Human Development Index .434
Languages English, Nyanja, Bemba, Lunda, Tonga,
Lozi, Luvale, Kaonde
Ethnic Groups
Religions 83.9% Christianity, 12.1% Islam
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History
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Literature
Tv station ZNBC


Uganda

17.January.2009 · Posted in African countries

Full Name Republic of Uganda Capital Kampala Form of Government Democratic Republic Date of Independence 9 October, 1962 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 236,040 km2 (81st)91,136 sq mi Total Population (2007 estimate) 30,900,000 (38th) Time Zone EAT (UTC+3) Currency Ugandan Shilling GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $11.785 billion GDP Per Capita $381 Human ...

Full Name Republic of Uganda
Capital Kampala
Form of Government Democratic Republic
Date of Independence 9 October, 1962
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 236,040 km2 (81st)
91,136 sq mi
Total Population (2007 estimate) 30,900,000 (38th)
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Currency Ugandan Shilling
GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $11.785 billion
GDP Per Capita $381
Human Development Index .493
Languages English, Swahili
Etnic Groups
Religions 83.9% Christianity, 12.1% Islam
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Tunisia

17.January.2009 · Posted in African countries

Full Name Tunisian Republic Capital Tunis Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 20 March, 1956 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 163,610 km2 (92nd)63,170 sq mi Total Population (2008 estimate) 10,327,800 (79th) Time Zone CET (UTC+1) Currency Tunisian Dinar GDP (Nominal, 2008 estimate) $41.768 billion GDP Per Capita $4,032 Human Development Index ...

Full Name Tunisian Republic
Capital Tunis
Form of Government Republic
Date of Independence 20 March, 1956
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 163,610 km2 (92nd)
63,170 sq mi
Total Population (2008 estimate) 10,327,800 (79th)
Time Zone CET (UTC+1)
Currency Tunisian Dinar
GDP (Nominal, 2008 estimate) $41.768 billion
GDP Per Capita $4,032
Human Development Index .766
Languages Arabic
Etnic Groups
Religions 98% Islam
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Togo

17.January.2009 · Posted in African countries

Full Name Togolese Republic Capital Lomé Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 27 April, 1960 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 56,785 km2 (125th)21,925 sq mi Total Population (2006 estimate) 6,300,000 (100th) Time Zone GMT (UTC+0) Currency CFA Franc GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $2.497 billion GDP Per Capita $386 Human Development Index ...

Full Name Togolese Republic
Capital Lomé
Form of Government Republic
Date of Independence 27 April, 1960
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 56,785 km2 (125th)
21,925 sq mi
Total Population (2006 estimate) 6,300,000 (100th)
Time Zone GMT (UTC+0)
Currency CFA Franc
GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $2.497 billion
GDP Per Capita $386
Human Development Index .512
Languages French
Etnic Groups
Religions 48% Christianity, 33% Animist, 14% Islam
Principal Cities
History
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Music
Literature


Chad

17.January.2009 · Posted in African countries

Full Name Republic of Chad Capital N’Djamena Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 11 August, 1960 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 1,284,000 km2 (21st)495,753 sq mi Total Population (2007 estimate) 10,780,600 (75th) Time Zone WAT (UTC+1) Currency CFA Franc GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $6.965 billion GDP Per Capita $733 Human Development ...

Full Name Republic of Chad
Capital N’Djamena
Form of Government Republic
Date of Independence 11 August, 1960
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 1,284,000 km2 (21st)
495,753 sq mi
Total Population (2007 estimate) 10,780,600 (75th)
Time Zone WAT (UTC+1)
Currency CFA Franc
GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $6.965 billion
GDP Per Capita $733
Human Development Index .388
Languages French, Arabic
Etnic Groups
Religions 54% Islam, 34% Christianity
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TV station

  • Télé Tchad


Tanzania

17.January.2009 · Posted in African countries

Full Name United Republic of Tanzania Capital Dodoma Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 26 April, 1964 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 945,203 km2 (27th)364,898 sq mi Total Population (2006 estimate) 40,000,000 (32nd) Time Zone EAT (UTC+3) Currency Tanzanian Shilling GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $16.691 billion GDP Per Capita $428 Human ...

Full Name United Republic of Tanzania
Capital Dodoma
Form of Government Republic
Date of Independence 26 April, 1964
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 945,203 km2 (27th)
364,898 sq mi
Total Population (2006 estimate) 40,000,000 (32nd)
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Currency Tanzanian Shilling
GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $16.691 billion
GDP Per Capita $428
Human Development Index .503
Languages Swahili, English
Etnic Groups
Religions 35% Islam, 35% Indigenous, 30% Christianity
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History
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Music
Literature
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