Category: Africa

The 10 most dangerous waterways in the world

The 10 most dangerous waterways in the world

Which regions are the 10 most dangerous waterways in the world? Waterways are transport routes that are regularly used by shipping, which lead across rivers or oceans and which are not always safe to...

Zimbabwe Population

Zimbabwe 2001

Yearbook 2001 Zimbabwe. A year-long, violent state campaign ahead of the 2002 presidential election drove Zimbabwe inexorably toward economic collapse and international freezing. President Robert Mugabe’s regime replaced free-thinking judges against regime-loyal jurists, harassed...

Zambia Population

Zambia 2001

Yearbook 2001 Zambia. President Frederick Chiluba hinted in March that he would like to run for re-election even though the constitution forced him to resign during the year, when his term expired. The MMD...

Uganda Population Graph

Uganda 2001

Yearbook 2001 Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni was re-elected with almost 70% of the vote in the March presidential election. The partyless parliamentary elections in June also became a big victory for the president’s sympathizers...

Tunisia Population Graph

Tunisia 2001

Yearbook 2001 Tunisia. According to human rights organizations Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, respect for human rights in Tunisia deteriorated significantly during the year. Sihem Bensedrine, spokesman for the Tunisian human rights organization...

Togo Population Graph

Togo 2001

Yearbook 2001 Togo. After the opposition boycott of the 1999 parliamentary elections, new elections would have been held in 2000. It was postponed for “technical reasons” and moved to October 2001. In August, however,...

Tanzania Population Graph

Tanzania 2001

Yearbook 2001 Tanzania. Tanzania’s rapid economic progress since 1995 was rewarded with $ 1.1 billion in aid for 2001–02, an increase of more than a third. The money will be used for, among other...

Sudan Population Graph

Sudan 2001

Yearbook 2001 Sudan. The war in the south continued and was considered to have received renewed intensity by the increased oil recovery in areas claimed by the South Sudanese guerrillas. The British aid organization...

South Africa Population Graph

South Africa 2001

Yearbook 2001 South Africa. In April, the government won a big victory against 39 foreign drug manufacturers, who brought it to court for deciding to import cheap copies of large companies’ AIDS drugs. The...

Somalia Population Graph

Somalia 2001

Yearbook 2001 Somalia. The provisional government set up at a peace conference in Djibouti in 2000 was difficult to accept by the established militia leaders who have waged war since the early 1990s. At...