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 >
Nigeria has a federal republic. It has executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. The National Assembly constitutes the legislative branch of government, the president exercises executive authority and the Supreme Court is the nation's highest court.Full Answer >
People from Niger eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, grilled meats, fish, sauces, stews, salads, grains, maize, beans, porridge, dumplings and pizza. Nigerian dishes are influenced by African cuisine, and they tend to be heavily spiced, often with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and saffron.Full Answer >
Africa is called a "plateau continent" because much of the land is raised well above sea level, dropping off sharply near the coastline. Additionally, Africa's continental shelf drops off precipitously, providing deep harbors but limiting offshore resource exploitation.Full Answer >