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  Encyclopedia: Central Africa
Central Africa, or Middle Africa (as by the United Nations when categorising geographic regions), is a term used to also describe the region of Africa south of the Sahara Desert, east of the Bulge of Africa, but west of the Great Rift Valley.
The Bulge of Africa is composed of West Africa and the Maghreb.
Central Africa is largely landlocked by the rest of the African continent except for the section of coastline that faces the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Central-Africa   (2184 words)

 Encyclopedia article: Central Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central African Republic (A landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960)
Chad (A family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (A republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ce/central_africa.htm   (70 words)

 Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Africa is thus composed of two segments at right angles, the northern running from east to west, the southern from north to south, the subordinate lines corresponding in the main to these two directions.
Africa is home to the oldest inhabited territory on earth, with the human race originating from this continent.
However, in South Africa and Namibia, the white minority remained politically dominant after independence from Europe, and a significant population of white Africans remained in these two countries even after democracy was finally instituted at the end of the Cold War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Africa   (4576 words)

 Chapter 15. Central Africa
Central Africa[30] is an important forested subregion with approximately 57 percent of its area covered with natural forests.
Central Africa is rich in natural resources, has played a large part in history and continues to play a role as a reservoir for the export of raw materials to the industrialized nations.
Central Africa is not a uniform political or socio-economic entity: more than 70 percent of the population in central Africa is rural, although Gabon and the Congo are the most urbanized.
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 e. West Central Africa. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
From 1500 Kongo was becoming a conquest state and trading empire and was sharply influenced by the arrival of the Portuguese.
It was ruled from a central capital by a monarchy and a class of urban nobles who presided over villagers and slaves.
The political structure was centralized; officeholders, including provincial governors, were appointed by the king.
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 Central Africa
Devided amongst a myriad of ethnic groups, and subjected in the past to raiding slave traders, the Central African Repubic has always been an isolated, under-developed, fragmented and poverty-stricken country, and been plundered for centuries, yet one which, with an enlightened government, could be prosperous.
To the south the vegetation is virgin equatorial forest, the central region is savannah, and to the north it becomes Sahel, very hot and dry.
Bangui is the capital of the Central African Republic.
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 Prehistory of Central North Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Early remnants of hominid occupation in North Africa, for example, were found in Ain el Hanech, near Saïda (ca.
According to some sources, North Africa was the site of the highest state of development of Middle Paleolithic flake-tool techniques.
The amalgam of peoples of North Africa coalesced eventually into a distinct native population that came to be called Berbers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prehistory_of_Central_North_Africa   (382 words)

 Growth of trade (from Central Africa) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The development of the copper industry caused many of the peoples of Central Africa to look to their own resources for produce that could be sold in order to buy the prestigious new metal and other exotic goods.
It includes, according to common definitions, the countries of Congo (Brazzaville), the Central African Republic, and Congo (Kinshasa); Gabon is usually included along with the Central African Republic because of their common historical ties, both of these countries having once...
It comprises, according to common definitions, the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa); Gabon is usually included along with the Central African Republic because of their common historical ties,...
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 NPR : Confronting Central Africa's Poaching Crisis
Experts say the wildlife in Central Africa's forests and savannahs may not be able to survive under the increasingly organized and commercialized bushmeat market.
The Central African Republic has authorized the creation of a civilian militia to patrol its forests and shoot poachers.
The Wyoming-based Africa River and Rainforest Conservation group is raising funds for the militia.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=912962   (836 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Elephant poaching 'rife in Central Africa'
Elephant poaching is on the rise in Central Africa, according to a new study funded by the European Union.
Elephant numbers have dramatically fallen in the Central African Republic and Gabon because they are being killed for their ivory, the study says.
Ivory is smuggled from Central African capitals, such as Brazzaville, Kinshasa, Bangui and Libreville, to West Africa and Asia, where ivory ornaments are highly prized.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/2353865.stm   (412 words)

 afrol News - Central Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The quake was felt in Tanzania, the Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.
Misanet / IRIN - Omar Bongo, President of Gabon since 1967, has won a landslide victory at the polls, securing a further seven years at the helm of the oil-producing nation.
Already Africa's longest serving president after 38 years in office, Mr Bongo garnered almost 80 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential ballot, according to official results announced on national television this evening.
www.afrol.com /regions/central_africa   (625 words)

This part of Africa is tends to attract fewer tourists than East and West Africa.
In contrast to West and East Africa, Central Africa has a lot of jungles and is a predominately tropical climate.
Central Africa tends to be a predominately French-speaking area, and some of the time people resort to sign language to get the message across.
www.angelfire.com /in2/anotheradventure2/centralafrica.html   (718 words)

 Africa Program - The Woods Hole Research Center
Central Africa has the second largest unfragmented block of tropical rain forest in the world; it is also one of the largest reservoirs for carbon and biodiversity.
Through the mapping of the forests, our newly established Africa Program aims to monitor habitat alteration, support biodiversity conservation, and promote better land use planning and forest management in Central Africa.
The core of the Africa Program at the Woods Hole Research Center is the INFORMS project, an Integrated Forest Monitoring System for Central Africa.
www.whrc.org /africa   (259 words)

 Destinations: Central Africa | CDC Travelers' Health
Malaria: your risk of malaria may be high in all countries in Central Africa, including cities.
Your risk of malaria may be high in all countries in Central Africa, including cities.
All travelers to Central Africa, including infants, children, and former residents of Central Africa, may be at risk for malaria.
www.cdc.gov /travel/cafrica.htm   (1699 words)

 GWP - Central Africa
GWP Central Africa, hosted by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) office in Brazzaville, was created on April 1, 2004.
The ten members of the new regional grouping are Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Principe.
Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic Congo, Republic Congo, Gabon, Guinea Equatorial, Sao Tome and Principe, Tchad.
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 AFRICA: THE ART OF A CONTINENT: Central Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The most conspicuous geographical characteristic of central Africa is the huge saucerlike area drained by the Zaire River (formerly called the Congo) and its tributaries.
Central Africa has seen the rise of many kingdoms, mostly in the period before European contact.
Under the specialist's guidance, these power figures may be employed by individuals, families, cults, or the larger community as a link to the sup ernatural.
artnetweb.com /guggenheim/africa/central.html   (373 words)

 Central Africa --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In 1960 the former territory of Ubangi-Shari (Oubangui-Chari), to which Chad (Tchad) had been attached in 1920, became the Central African Republic and the Republic of Chad; the Middle Congo (Moyen-Congo) became the Congo Republic, now the Republic of the Congo; and Gabon became the Republic of...
One reason for the delay in East Africa was the discrepancy in British policy toward its holdings in East and West Africa during the 1950s; the government believed that the colonies in the west, which...
The landscape of Central Europe rises from the flatlands along the Baltic coast to the glacial peaks of the Alps.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108324   (890 words)

 The Case Against New Fossil Fuel Exploration
Following the end of the cold war rivalries in the region and the development of new technologies in the last decade, oil companies are falling over themselves to offer lucrative contracts to governments in Cameroon, Chad, the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Angola.
One of Africa's most promising untapped petroleum basins lies under the majority of their homeland, deep in the Congo basin, under Africa's last intact frontier rainforest ecosystem (see map).
Equatorial Guinea, in the crescent of Africa's most fertile hydrocarbons prospect, was desperately poor, with a shabby reputation for tyranny and corruption," wrote a visiting British journalist earlier this summer.
www.ran.org /oilreport/africa.html   (936 words)

 IOL: Central Africa
Prayer is good but don't force it, a human rights group told the Central African Republic's government after it decreed three days of national prayer.
South Africa has 1 300 troops based in in Kinshasa, capital of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo - and for many of them it is their first time they will be separated from loved ones during the festive season.
President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic has asked parliament to allow him a nine-month period of rule by decree in order to carry out a series of political and economic reforms.
www.int.iol.co.za /index.php?set_id=1&click_id=136   (1688 words)

 An MBendi Profile: Africa: Exchanges - Stock Exchanges - Overview
During 1998, authorities in the Central African part of the franc zone consulted the Mauritian stock exchange on the potential for a regional stock market.
The Central African exchange would serve Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, which share a common currency, the CFA franc, and a common central bank.
Africa's relative attractiveness as an emerging market has led to an improvement in foreign investment, with a concomitant increase in the number of bourses now operating on the continent.
www.mbendi.co.za /exaf.htm   (943 words)

 Central Africa Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ OurLocalColor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Find central africa - Your relevant result is a click away!
Central Africa is a region of Africa often considered to include:
According to the UN, the nine countries of Middle Africa are:
www.ourlocalcolor.com /encyclopedia/Central_Africa   (316 words)

 Books: Africa: North, South, East, West, Central and Horn: Art, Culture, Music & Religion; History, Economics, ...
Africa General: Art, culture, music, religion, folklore and parables, history, economics, development, literature, politics and philosophy.
Central Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Dem Rep of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda,
While traveling in Africa it is worth making an effort to visit a local book shop to see what is on the shelf from the local publisher.
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 African Internet Status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Few studies have been made in Africa of the number of rural vs urban users, but it is safe to say that users in the cities and towns vastly outnumber rural users.
Mauritius and South Africa are looking at a single smart card that will allow the public to hold their drivers licence, small amounts of funds which can be used for small transactions, as well as carrying their health and other social security information.
North Africa and South Africa have a teledensity of around 1 in 13, West and East African coastal countries have densities in between – usually 1 in 50 to 1 in 100.
www3.sn.apc.org /africa/afstat.htm   (7680 words)

 The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Public Health - Geographical Locations: Africa
The Population Council - Africa - - a research program to improve the quality and expand the delivery of family planning and reproductive health services in Africa.
RESSMA - " The countries in North Africa are undergoing an intensive process of demographic, economic, political and social transition.
The health systems in the region are suffering from inefficiencies and nequities, and need to meet new epidemiological challenges including aging population and reduction of morbidity related to non-communicable and environmental diseases.
www.ldb.org /vl/geo/africa   (1493 words)

 African Timelines Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Discoveries suggest Africa was the primary gene-center for cultivated plants like cotton, sorghum, watermelon, kola-nuts and coffee, and first site of the domestication of certain plants for food.
Central to the ancient Egyptian ethos is the concept of Ma’at" (Mutere).
Africa’s hundreds of different ethnic groups are often defined by the language they speak, according to contemporary (especially Western) scholarly practice.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimeline.htm   (2841 words)

 Africa Leader - Central Africa News
By Mariam Isa Johannesburg - Despite poverty, drought and HIV and Aids, Africa is the world's most optimistic region for 2006, a global poll has shown - suggesting the continent's improved...
Resort, Zimbali Coastal Resort in South Africa and the the summer of 2006 and in central London...
The death toll from floods in central and northern Mozambique rose to at least 26 on Tuesday, as reports of new deaths came in from the badly hit...
story.africaleader.com /p.x/ct/10/id/af49e445d240beb9   (1445 words)

 Central Africa
Therefore various organizations are cooperating in a joint program to protect the rain forests where the borders of Congo, the Central African Republic, and Cameroon meet.
In doing this, they also hope to improve their colleagues' awareness for the necessity of conservation of the ecosystem and therefore the protection of the national park.
The last primary forests of the Central African Republic are situated in the southernmost tip of this country.
www.berggorilla.de /english/gjournal/texte/10dzanga.html   (2388 words)

 Travvlers information for Central africa Republic - Africa
The climate is tropical, with abundant rainfall of about 70 inches annually in the south, decreasing to about 31.5 inches in the extreme north.
Visa extensions can be obtained from the immigration office in Bangui, and you require 3 photos and the fee which has to be presented in tax stamps (timbres fiscaux) obtained from LA Domaine.
If you need medical care whilst in Central Africa, it is best to be aware that medical providers may not accept payment through your insurance company.
www.africaguide.com /country/car/info.htm   (600 words)

 Africa - Rainforest Portal
Between 1990 and 1995, Africa lost more than nine million acres of forest each year to civil unrest, agricultural conversion, overgrazing, wildfires, cutting for firewood and charcoal, and logging.
Central African Regional Program for the Environment - CARPE is a new initiative by USAID to address the issue of deforestation in the Congo Basin forest zone, in the middle of the African continent.
Conservation des Ecosystemes Forestiers en Afrique Centrale - A regional forest conservation project funded by the European Union and operating in 6 countries in central Africa (Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Sao Tomé Principe).
www.rainforestweb.org /Rainforest_Regions/Africa   (669 words)

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