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South Sudan

As the newest nation in Africa and the world, South Sudan is land-locked and situated between Central, North, and East Africa. South Sudan became independent from Sudan on July 9, 2011 after a referendum in January of that same year.


Situated between the Sahara, the Red Sea, the Sahel, Central Africa and East Africa, Sudan is a microcosm of the larger African experience. With a diversity of geography, histories, cultures, livelihoods, religions, languages, a unified and constructive future is in the balance. This module provides a general overview of Sudan including information about its history, geography, people and cultures.


Selected online links and profiles for Somalia


Kenya is probably one of the African countries most familiar to Americans. Straddling the Equator, it is 224,963 square miles (582,650 sq km) in size, slightly larger than France; slighly smaller than Texas. Its geography varies from the temperate highlands to the tropical coast to the arid north. We explore various aspects of the Kenyan experience in this project - girls's football in Kilifi, the intersection of climate and conflict in Isiola, the first internet meme, educational reform and other topics. Join us on this journey.


Selected online links and profiles for Ethiopia

Africa South of the Sahara Country Page and News links
Eldis from IDS/UK


Among materials on this site is a syllabus by Mia Fuller, Eritrea and Italy: From Colonialism to the Present.

Selected online links and profiles for Eritrea


Check out our "Fun Facts" lesson.

Selected online links and profiles for Djibouti