Unit 8: Africa | Cultural Geography, 4th ed.


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  • Encyclopaedia of the Orient.—Index of countries in the orient. Gives a short history, geographical statistics and thorough coverage of the current state of affairs. Also gives photos and lists the major cities with a description. In addition, an index of important people, places, treaties etc. is on the homepage.
  • African Studies Center/ Uni. of Penn.—Gives a map, the U.S. embassy, and world factbook info for each country, then lists many related websites.
  • The Africa Guide—Covers African countries, wildlife, flags, recipes and more, all in detail.
  • Fighting Disease in Africa—WHO's report on Africa's developing solutions for fighting disease and improving health. See also "The Health of the People: The African Regional Health Report" at the end of the article.

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Chapter 19: Southern and Eastern Africa

Southern Africa

South Africa

  • South Africa—Official tourism site. Great destination guide and much information on South Africa.
  • South Africa—Useful information about culture and government in South Africa.

Lesotho

Swaziland

Botswana

Namibia

Angola

Mozambique

  • The Zambezi Society—Covers the ecosystem/s of the Zambezi River. Lots of information and good photos.

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Malawi

  • Friends of Malawi—Section “Learn about Malawi” is helpful. Has some good links, including one to the national tourist site under “Links: Malawi in general”.
  • Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa—Very nice destination guide and some general info on the people too.

Madagascar

Comoros

Seychelles

Mauritius

Eastern Africa

Kenya

  • Magical Kenya—Official tourism site.
  • Go Kenya—Described on its website as the largest resource on travel and tourism on Kenya.

Tanzania

  • Tanzania Odyssey—Nice destination guide including information, maps, pictures, videos, and much more.
  • Tanzania: Authentic Africa—Good destination guide, sections on history, culture and religion, and a great photo gallery!

Uganda

  • Embassy of Uganda in Washington D.C.—Some good country information and a link to Uganda’s tourist site (with great photos and destination guide).
  • VisitUganda—Official tourism site. Contains interesting information, nice images, and more.

Rwanda

Burundi

Ethiopia

Eritrea

  • Eritrea.be—Great information site contributing “to the development of tourism to Eritrea”
  • CIA The World Factbook: Eritrea—Discusses the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.

Djibouti

Somalia

Sudan

South Sudan


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Chapter 20: Central and Western Africa

Central Africa

Central African Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo

Gabon

Equatorial Guinea

Cameroon

  • CIA The World Factbook: Cameroon—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
  • Camtours—Ground tour operator's website based in Yaoundé, the capital of the Republic of Cameroon.

Sao Tome and Principe

Western Africa

Nigeria

Benin

Togo

Ghana

Burkina Faso

Cote d’ Ivoire

Liberia

Sierra Leone

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Gambia

  • Hidden Gambia—Includes much information and many pictures.
  • Gambia—Official tourism site. Good country info and a small photo gallery!

Cape Verde Islands

  • CIA The World Factbook: Cape Verde—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
  • Capeverde Portal—Contains general information, pictures, and more. Some pages are for members only (by signing up).

Senegal


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Chapter 21: Northern Africa

The Sahel

Mauritania

Mali

Niger

Chad

  • Virtual Chad—Emphasizes Chadian culture, from recipes to music to folktales. Also includes a section on animals and a photo gallery
  • CIA The World Factbook: Chad—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.

The Maghreb

Morocco

  • Morocco—Good coverage of the culture, people, history, and destinations
  • Visit Morocco—A website of The Moroccan National Tourist Office. Excellent webite

Algeria

Tunisia

Libya and Egypt

Libya

Egypt

  • Tour Egypt!—Covers both the sites, society, and government of modern and ancient Egypt in detail. Also has many interesting recipes and a photo gallery.
  • The Ancient Egypt Site—Tells the history and society of ancient Egypt. List and describes ancient site, adding pictures when possible

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