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Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa  

(1912–66)Nigerian statesman. He entered politics in 1946, and became a member of the Central Legislative Council in 1947. The first Prime Minister of the Federation of Nigeria, he retained his office ...
Cameroon

Cameroon  

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Most people have seen little benefit from the exploitation of natural resourcesCameroon can be divided into four main regions. First, there is a coastal belt with mangrove forests and swamps that ...
Chad

Chad  

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Chad has had decades of civil war, and is still subject to many rebellions. Its future could be transformed by oilChad's territory forms a basin centred on Lake Chad on the western border. The ...
Guinea

Guinea  

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A West African country with an Atlantic coast, bounded on the north by Senegal and Mali, on the east by Côte d'Ivoire, and on the south by Liberia and Sierra Leone.Physical.Inland from the marshy ...
Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau  

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A small tropical country on the coast of West Africa, bounded by Senegal on the north and Guinea on the south. Off-shore is the Bijagós archipelago with a score of inhabitable marshy ...
Nigeria

Nigeria  

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Nigeria's democratic government is struggling to reverse decades of economic and social declineNigeria can be divided into four main regions. The humid coastal belt includes extensive swamplands and ...
Senegal

Senegal  

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One of Africa's most stable democracies, though it still faces armed insurgentsSenegal's northern border is formed by the Sénégal River whose valley provides a fertile strip of land. This soon gives ...
Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone  

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Former British west African colony and protectorate. British anti‐slavery campaigners established a home for freed slaves in Freetown in 1797. The settlement became a British colony in 1808 and a ...
Usuman dan Fodio

Usuman dan Fodio  

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1754–1817 Muslim religious leader and founder of the Sokoto Caliphate in what is now northern Nigeria.A Fulani born in the Hausa state of Gobir, Usuman dan Fodio studied the ...

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