What you never knew about Cape Verde

Cape Verde was a former colony of Portugal and had their independence on the 5th of July 1975. It is now a republic with a president, who is the head of state, and a prime minister who heads the government. The president is Jorge Carlos Almeida Fonseca and the prime minister is Correia e Silva.Continue reading “What you never knew about Cape Verde”

What you never knew about Burundi

Burundi is an East African that gained independence from Belgium in 1962. It must however be noted that the country has some cultural and geographical ties with Central Africa. The country’s motto is “Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, and “Iterambere” meaning “Unity, “Work” and “Progress” in Kirundi. Pierre Nkurunziza became the first president to be chosen in democraticContinue reading “What you never knew about Burundi”

What you never knew about Burkina Faso

This country was formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta before it was renamed Burkina Faso on the 4th August 1984 by the then-president Captain Thomas Sankara. They gained independence from France on 5th August, 1960. Maurice Yameogo was the first president of Upper Volta. The Republic of Upper Volta was established on 11th DecemberContinue reading “What you never knew about Burkina Faso”

What you never knew about Botswana

Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name at independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party has won every election since independence; President Ian Khama wasContinue reading “What you never knew about Botswana”

What you never knew about Angola

Angola is the seventh-largest country in Africa and is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to west. READ ALSO: What you never knew about Algeria GEOGRAPHY: At 1,246,620 km2 (481,321 sq miles), Angola is the world’s twenty-third largest country. It is comparable in size to Mali, or twice theContinue reading “What you never knew about Angola”

What you never knew about Algeria

Algeria is usually known for its footballing prowess in Africa. It caused one of the greatest World Cup upsets on the first day of the 1982 World Cup when they beat the reigning European champions then, West Germany, two goals to nil. READ ALSO: Editorial: It is go-time! However, their recent fame is the memoryContinue reading “What you never knew about Algeria”