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Africa: Social Issues

These sites are about African countries and some of their social issues. Learn about the Darfur conflict, malnutrition, and overpopulation. Included are several eThemes on Africa and African countries.


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This site includes links to articles related to social and economic issues in Africa. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This site features recent conflicts in Africa. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This website explores social and economic issues in South Africa; including those related to land, economy, health and education.
Students can use many different maps to learn about the geography of Africa.
Learn about holidays, games, and recipes from Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa.
Students can explore this interactive activity about Africa.
Find the latest news about Africa. Click on "Video and Audio News" for movies.
The University of Pennsylvania provides this information on African countries. Click on "Map of Africa" for a color map of the continent.
Students can download this 12-page PDF file which describes ten social problems in Africa.
Read about this stable country in West Africa.
Explore this timeline and then click on "Video and Audio News."
Students can read this news article. Click on "Video and Audio" for some videos.
Students can read this article "Darfur Escalation Demands Sanctions."
Students can view this slide show of displaced civilians near the Sudan border.
Students can study this map of the Sudan. Click on "Print-Friendly Page" for a hard copy.
These sites contain information on colonial Africa. There are maps, photographs, and other primary source documents, as well as essays and interviews with contemporary authors and experts. Students can explore the historical background for literary works dealing with this setting, such as "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
These sites are about the history and culture of early Africa. Learn about the different tribes and their lifestyles. Includes timelines, maps, activities, and photographs, as well as eThemes Resources on Adinkra Cloths of Africa and East African Culture and Language.
These websites are about Africa. Here you will find information about African people, governments, languages, and culture. There are interactive timelines and exhibitions where students can explore African history or learn about African art.
Learn about the geography and culture of Africa and African countries. Includes information on popular national parks and wildlife reserves.
Find out about the historical past and present of South Africa. Learn how Great Britain established and developed colonies on the continent. Discover what relationships were established among Boers, British, Afrikaners and native tribes. Find out about gold and diamond mines, wars, apartheid, and riots in the country. Learn biographies of Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, P.W. Botha, and Cecil Rhodes. Includes photographs, video, and audio files.
These sites are about the Republic of Ghana, located in western Africa. Read about the customs, government, and history. See images of the Kente clothe and learn about the Ashanti people.
These sites are about the country of Rwanda, with special attention paid to the civil war and 1994 genocide of the Tutsi population. Here you will find interviews with individuals who were involved with the events, audio and video files, and primary source documents. There are also general facts about the country and current news.
These sites are about AIDS and HIV. There is information on how the disease is transmitted and how it is treated. Includes statistics on how many people worldwide are infected and the number of U.S. teenagers diagnosed with the disease. There is also information on prevention and testing. Includes maps, timelines, videos, and a link to an eThemes Resource on the immune system.
Describes some of the major tribal cultures, rural, and city life of East African nations. Examples of major languages such as tribal languages and Swahili.

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