Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa was introduced to the Europeans, and eventual colonized by them. They forced people to work for rubber and/ or mine. At the same time, Africans tried to resist them but failed. At the end,every country except Ethiopia and Liberia, had been colonized by Europeans.
on July 9, 2011 south Sudanese had a majority vote of 98.83% to split from the north because of religious and ethnic diffrences.Just two years later the new freed country went into civil war because the president (a Dinka) fired the vice president and his guards (a Nuer) this was considered racist because the president thought they were attempting a coup. The job(s) were such an honor and being fired from them mad the Nuer people mad.
Africa is very rich in natural resources. Ironically most of the continent is very poor because with the natural resources they have, they use it to buy more arms for civil wars. The most common resource they use to fund there civil wars are diamonds. This is why people call it blood diamonds, because they use the diamonds to buy weapons for war.
The government of Kenya gained independence in 1963. The country has to political leaders including the president and the chief of state.It has one capital, Nairobi and is considered a presidential democracy.The age limit is to be 18 years or older and is a republic with universal suffrage.
The government of South Africa got its independence in 1910.They have one political leader, the president. The country has three capitals including, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, and Cape Town. They are a constitutional democracy meaning that they are a bit of a mix of democracy and parliamentary.The country age for voting is 18 years and older and has universal suffrage(granting all citizens the right to vote if they meet the required age.).
Africa isn't in fact a small continent,in reality about four united states could fit in it! This being said it is still one of if not the poorest countries in the world. Maps that were made showing Africa to be smaller than northern continent are false, this was because the north wanted to show superiority to the south by making false accusations that Northern continents are bigger than the south.