Tunisia is famous for being part of the Arab Spring, which began in December of 2010, and for being the location of Carthage. Carthage was the center of trading during the Roman empire.Know More
The Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East spread to Tunisia when a man set himself on fire there in 2011. His death sparked protests that led to 300 additional deaths and the resignation of the Tunisian president. The country then held its first democratic elections later that year.
The city of Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians in the early 800s. It served as the capital of the Roman empire until its fall in 146 B.C., and it was then rebuilt on its own ruins.Learn more about Africa
Tsunamis do not get names like hurricanes and typhoons, but some of the most famous and devastating tsunamis include the Indonesian tsunami on December 26, 2004, the tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, and a tsunami that hit Portugal on November 1, 1755. Tsunamis show how powerless the general population is at the hands of mother nature.Full Answer >
Mountains in Africa include Mount Kilimanjaro, the Atlas Mountains, Mount Kenya, Mount Meru, the Simien Mountains, Mount Elgon and The Drakensberg. The High Atlas Mountains are located in central Morocco, while the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are home to a UNESCO World Heritage site. Additional mountain ranges in Africa include the Ahaggar Mountains, the Ahmar mountains, Mount Cameroon, Mount Nimba and the Tibesti Mountains.Full Answer >
The Congo River starts in central Africa in the country of The Democratic Republic of The Congo and ends in the country of Tanzania. It eventually feeds into the Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >
Africa is a continent and does not have a single government. As of 2014, there are more than 55 countries in Africa. The forms of government in these countries range from democracies to monarchies and dictatorships. Military coups have been fairly common in Africa. Insurgencies and counter-insurgencies are a regular phenomenon. Politically it has not been a very stable continent for decades.Full Answer >