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1. Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa. It has a population of 47,615,739 (July 2017 est.) With these facts about Kenya, let us learn about its history, geography, culture, economics, people and much more. 2. Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Novel Peace Prize, was born in Kenya in 1940. Unfortunately, she died of cancer in 2011. She was known as a fearless social activist and an environmental crusader.  3. A good portion of land in Kenya is covered by a mass of water. Apart from the Indian Ocean at the coast,...

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1. Burkina Faso name translates as “Land of the honest men.” 2. It was formerly known as Upper Volta, and adopted its current name after it gained its independence from France August 5, 1960. 3. Capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. Written as “Wogodogo” in the Mòoré dialect, it literally means “You are welcome here at home with us”. 4. The official language is French. Other languages spoken include Mòoré, Gourma, Fulfulde, Dioula, Tamasheq. 5. National symbol of Burkina Faso is a white stallion. The people of Burkina Faso are often called the 'Cowboys of West Africa'. 6. Burkina Faso is...

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1. Algeria is the largest country (2,381,741 sq km) in Africa. 2. Algeria’s official language is Arabic. The people speak Arabic, Berber (called Tamazight and Amazigh) or French. 3. Algeria’s official religion is Islam and it is illegal to proselytize (advocate or promote) to the people about any other religion. The legal system is based on the French court system and Sharia law. 4. Petroleum and natural gas make up 98 percent of the country’s exports. The country’s crude oil reserves are the 16th largest in the world with 12,200 million barrels of oil reserves. 5. Algeria owes no money to other countries; it has no external debt. 6. Free national health...

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1. Angola is a country in south-central Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east. 2. The capital city Luanda is known as the "Paris of Africa". - This title is apparently due to the city's sophisticated culture and atmosphere 3. Luanda is Africa’s most expensive city. 4. Angola is very rich in natural resources - The country is the 2nd largest oil and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa. 5. Portuguese is the official language - Other spoken languages include Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, and Tchokwe. 6. 38%...

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1. The country shares its borders with five other countries: Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 2. English and Swahili are the country’s official languages. Other languages and dialects are spoken throughout Uganda. 3. If you cut down a tree in Uganda you must plant 3 trees.  4. Mountain gorillas in Uganda are a major attraction for tourist all over the world. It is estimated that half of the worlds population lives in Uganda. 5. Uganda is also home to 11% of the world’s bird population. 6. Mt. Elgon located in Uganda has the largest volcano...

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