Category: Africa

Sierra Leone Median Age

Sierra Leone 2019

Yearbook 2019 Sierra Leone. In February, President Julius Maada Bio announced a “national disaster” in an effort to address the widespread sexual violence in the country. More than 8,500 sexual and gender-based abuses were...

Seychelles Median Age

Seychelles 2019

Yearbook 2019 Seychelles. Like many other small island nations, Seychelles is more threatened than most countries by climate change and other environmental degradation. While tourism is the dominant industry in the country, fishing and...

Senegal Median Age

Senegal 2019

For over 1000 years, the Senegal River’s bridges have been populated by Muslim people who were in contact with neighboring Arab countries. Different geographical zones in these countries make up the so-called Sahel Belt...

Sao Tome and Principe Median Age

Sao Tome and Principe 2019

Yearbook 2019 São Tomé and Principe. In March, São Tomé and Príncipe and Nigeria signed an agreement that gives the company Total E&P Nigeria the right to prospect for oil in three sectors in...

Saint Lucia Median Age

Saint Lucia 2019

Yearbook 2019 Saint Lucia. In January, the opposition in Parliament aroused distrust of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The reason was, according to opposition leader Philip J. Pierre (Saint Lucia’s workers’ party), that ministers in...

Rwanda Median Age

Rwanda 2019

Yearbook 2019 Rwanda. The country marked the 25th anniversary of the genocide where approximately 800,000 people were killed, most of them from the Tutsi population. At a ceremony on April 7, the European Commission...

Republic of the Congo Median Age

Republic of the Congo 2019

Yearbook 2019 Congo. In April, the ban on the National Republican Council, the party led by Frédéric Bintsamou, was also called pastor Ntumi. He led the so-called Ninjamilis, which operated in the Pool region...

Peru Median Age

Peru 2019

Yearbook 2019 Peru. The long political struggle between President Martín Vizcarra and Congress finally came to a decision during five tense days at the end of September. Vizcarra had, in a TV speech, already...

Nigeria Median Age

Nigeria 2019

Yearbook 2019 Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term on 23 February. The election was postponed unexpectedly a week after the electoral authority reported problems in getting ballots. Buhari received 55% of the...

Niger Median Age

Niger 2019

Yearbook 2019 Niger. Niger experienced a very violent year, surrounded by conflicts in neighboring countries and subjected to repeated attacks by militant Islamists fighting to establish a Caliphate with Sharia law in the region....