Category: Africa

Zimbabwe Median Age

Zimbabwe 2019

Yearbook 2019 Zimbabwe. Concerns and frustration over the difficult economic situation in the country were expressed. In mid-January, a three-day general strike was announced and demonstrations were held across the country. The protests degenerated...

Zambia Median Age

Zambia 2019

Yearbook 2019 Zambia. In February, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela was arrested by the country’s anti-corruption unit. Chitotela was charged with concealing possession of two properties he suspected of having acquired illegally....

Western Sahara 2019

Western Sahara 2019

Yearbook 2019 Western Sahara. At the beginning of the year, the European Parliament approved a fisheries and agriculture agreement with Morocco, which, according to media, also included products from Western Sahara. The decision was...

Uganda Median Age

Uganda 2019

Yearbook 2019 Uganda. The president since 1986, Yoweri Museveni, who turned 85 this year, showed no signs of wanting to give up power. In February, the ruling party nominated the National Resistance Movement (NRM)...

Tunisia Median Age

Tunisia 2019

The Arabs encountered Tunisia in the strongest resistance in their advance to the west, but at the same time the country became the place where their culture best developed and came to fruition. The...

Togo Median Age

Togo 2019

Yearbook 2019 Togo. In May, Parliament passed a contentious law stipulating that the President cannot sit for more than two five-year terms. But the amendment does not include the three periods President Faure Gnassingbé...

Tanzania Median Age

Tanzania 2019

Yearbook 2019 Tanzania. In January, Parliament passed a legislative amendment that gave a government-appointed registrar the power to deregister political parties and sentence prisoners to unapproved civic campaigns. According to the opposition, it was...

Sudan Median Age

Sudan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Sudan. Sudan underwent a political earthquake in 2019. Popular protests against increased prices of bread and fuel that shook the country at the end of 2018 continued unabated at the beginning of...

South Africa Median Age

South Africa 2019

Yearbook 2019 South Africa. For several years there had been debate about introducing minimum wage in South Africa. At New Year, it came into force with 20 rand (just over SEK 13) per hour...

Somalia Median Age

Somalia 2019

Yearbook 2019 Somalia. In early January, UN envoy Nicholas Haysom was ordered to leave Somalia. The South African diplomat was accused by the government of interfering with the country’s internal affairs. In a letter...