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Ahmed Sékou Touré

Ahmed Sékou Touré  

(b. 9 Jan. 1922, d. 26 Mar. 1984).President of Guinea 1958–84 Born in Faranah, he briefly attended a teacher's college before being expelled in 1937. He subsequently became active in the trade‐union ...
Benin

Benin  

[Ge]A kingdom in southern Nigeria famous for bronze casting. Using the cire perdue technique, metalworkers cast human heads and relief plaques in a long series which stylistic analyses suggest lasted ...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso  

A landlocked country in West Africa surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire.Physical.Burkina Faso lies on a plateau, rising highest in the west and cut in the centre by the ...
Congo

Congo  

The smaller of the two Congos is potentially oil rich, but its recurring civil war has held back developmentThe country's official name is the Republic of the Congo, though it is also known as Congo ...
Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire  

A tropical West African country, bounded on the west by Liberia and Guinea, on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, and on the east by Ghana.Physical.Its south-facing coastline is rocky in the west ...
Gabon

Gabon  

An equatorial country on Africa's Atlantic coast, bounded inland by Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Congo.Physical.Along the coast of Gabon are many lagoons, mangrove swamps, and large deposits of ...
Mali

Mali  

A landlocked country in north-west Africa, sharing common boundaries with Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, and Senegal.Physical.The northern part of Mali is in the dry ...
Mauritania

Mauritania  

A coastal country in north-west Africa, bounded by Morocco and Algeria on the north and by Mali and Senegal on the east and south.Physical.Most of Mauritania lies in the Sahara. Except in the ...
Niger

Niger  

A large, landlocked West African country surrounded by Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali.Physical.The River Niger flows through the country in the extreme south-west, and ...

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