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Country Spotlight – The Gambia

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….The Gambia! The country’s official name is the Islamic Republic of The Gambia The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa. It is situated on either side of the Gambia …

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Country Spotlight – Swaziland

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….Swaziland! DID YOU KNOW?…. The country of Swaziland and its people (the Swazi) take their names from Mswati II, the 19th-century king under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and …

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Country Spotlight – Côte d’Ivoire

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….Côte d’Ivoire DID YOU KNOW?…. The coast that the French named the Côte d’Ivoire, literally, being “Ivory Coast” was named because it reflected the major trade that occurred on that …

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Country Spotlight – Malawi

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of…. Malawi DID YOU KNOW?…. The Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.  The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name …

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Country Spotlight – Chad

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of…. Chad! DID YOU KNOW?…. The Republic of Chad is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the …

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Country Spotlight – Democratic Republic of Congo

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of…. the Democratic Republic of Congo! DID YOU KNOW?…. From 1908 to 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo was called the Belgian Congo. From 1971 to 1997 it was named Zaire. It is …

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Country Spotlight – Morocco

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….Morocco! DID YOU KNOW?…. Al Maghrib, the Arabic name for Morocco, means “far west” or “where the sun sets” The flag of Morocco consists of a red background with a …

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Country Spotlight – Angola

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….Angola! DID YOU KNOW?…. Angola is the seventh-largest country in Africa The name Angola comes from the Portuguese colonial name Reino de Angola (Kingdom of Angola), appearing as early as …

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Country Spotlight – Ethiopia

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week it’s the turn of….Ethiopia! DID YOU KNOW?…. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world It is the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria. Some of the oldest …

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Country Spotlight – Mali

In the Country Spotlight segment, we highlight an African nation every week, with interesting facts and figures This week we’re off to….Mali! DID YOU KNOW?…. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa Present-day Mali was once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire …

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