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Africa is the second-largest and second-most populous continent in the world after Asia, accounting for about 15% of the world population. Although Africa is very high in natural resources it remains to be the poorest and most underdeveloped continent in the world with poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and poor health being rife. In this category you will find questions about Africa's past, its present problems and its people.
Asked in Africa, Industries and Professions
What in your view are the key challenges and opportunities for the drinks industry in Africa over the next 5 years?
1) View by locals of water rights mismanagement. Also the resistance to bottled water sales. 2) Health concerns stemming from excessive consumption of drinks with high-sugar content. 3) The decision to continue using available glass bottles, or the push to switch to plastic bottles. 4) The desire for local/traditional flavors of beverages. 5) Loyalty to local/national brands and resistance to buyout/licensing of these brands by multinational corporations. 6) Taxation policies ...
Would it be a scam or real if you get an E-mail saying there a refugee by the name of ... who desperately needs your help?
If you have you received an email from a person (especially a girl) who claimed he/ she is residing in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal (or any other country or camp), its most likily a scam. ...
Asked in Africa, Countries, States, and Cities
What are All the five letter country names?
Countries Africa: Benin, Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Niger, and Sudan. Asia: China, India, Japan, and Nepal. Europe: Italy, Malta, and Spain. Middle East: Qatar, Syria, and Yemen. North America: Haiti Oceania: Nauru, Palau, Samoa, and Tonga. South America: Chile Territories (Not recognized as official countries) Africa: Ceuta Asia: Macau Europe: N/A Middle East: N/A North America: Aruba Oceania: N/A South America: N/A ...
Asked in Miscellaneous, Africa, Evolution
How did Hominids evolve in Africa?
The frequently-heard answer is that we moved, or were driven, from the jungle to the grasslands, losing our ape-hair in response to the heat. However, baboons, who did this, have not lost their hair, nor have any of the other grassland animals. However, a recent hypothesis suggets we had an aquatic period (other animals who have streamlined, minimised, or total loss of, body hair had or have an aquatic period - otters, seals, hippos, etc). The suggestion is that our ancestors evolved...
Asked in Africa, Oceans and Seas, Red Sea
Why is the Red Sea called the Red Sea?
There are a number of possible explainations: Answer 1: This sea is called the "Red Sea" because: The Red Sea splits into two at its northern end into the Gulf of Suez, and the Gulf of Aqaba. The name originally applied to the Gulf of Aqaba, which bordered the land of Edom, which means "red". 1 Kings 9:26 - And King Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of...
Asked in Africa, Continents
What were the old names of some African countries?
Old names of modern African countries: Dahomey (Benin) Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)* Abyssinia (Ethiopia) Tanganyika (Tanzania) Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) These only include names at a sovereign level. Many African countries were named differently during colonial times, but they were colonies at this time and not nations. Upon independence is when most of them changed their names. Côte d'Ivoire is just French for Ivory Coast, however, the country has refused to have their name translated in any other language which is...
Asked in South Africa, Africa
How is bioremediation used in south Africa?
One company I met with, BioPetroClean has an Automated Chemostat Technology (A.C.T.) employed in S. Africa at the Shell/BP (Sapref) Refinery. I found this article: http://www.iwapublishing.com/template.cfm?name=w21pn200808m to see how it worked and what it looks like. Hope that helps. ...
What countries in Africa does the equator pass through?
The Equator crosses/ passes through seven countries in Africa. (listed from West to the East) 1. Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (off the coast of mainland Africa) 2. Gabon 3. Congo - Brazzaville 4. Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) 5. Uganda 6. Kenya 7. Somalia Gabon, Uganda, Sao Tome And Principe, Congo, Democratic Rep of Congo, Kenya, Somalia Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabon Kenya Republic of the Congo São Tomé and Príncipe Somalia Uganda ...
Asked in Africa
What is the capital of the nation located at the Southern tip of Africa?
The country at the southern tip of Africa is the Republic of South Africa. Due to historical legacy, South Africa in fact has three capital cities: Pretoria (executive) Bloemfontein (judicial) Cape Town (legislative) ...
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Africa
What languages are spoken in Africa?
Africa is the 2nd largest continent in the world with over 50 countries. Each country speaks a different language (or a number of them). The vast history of linguistics in Africa is fascinating. Many languages are spoken throughout the continent of Africa. There are geographic/ethnic groups of languages (e.g., Bantu, Arabic, etc.); there are numerous regional languages (e.g., Swahili, Lingappa, Afrikaans, etc.); there are local dialects of regional languages. Due to the influx of Europeans over the last several centuries, there are also European languages...
What capes are located at the southern tip of Africa?
The southern most country in Africa is the Republic of South Africa. At the sourthern point of South Africa is the Western Cape Province, with Cape Town being the southern most large city. The region is home to two noteworthy "Capes": Cape Point (slightly south of Cape Town) - 34Â°21'24.60"S 18Â°29'50.63"E and Cape Agulhas (southern most tip of the African continent) - 34Â°50'0.58"S 20Â° 0'0.56"E Cape Agulhas, (from the Portuguese Cabo das Agulhas "Cape of Needles") is located about 200km to the east of (and...