The Solomon Islands are volcanic islands near Papau New Guinea. With over 76 ethno-linguigistic peoples, the islands do not have much of a national identity, but rather ethnicity dominates their identity and government. They also have a unique gene for blonde hair among dark-skinned people. They have been independent from Britain since 1978, but had a civil war after that which led to a downward economy and displacement of up to 30,000. The islands are […]
South Africa is at the southernmost point of the African continent. It is the richest and most industrialized country in Africa, with some of the largest deposits of gold, platinum and chrome. There is a vast gap between rich and poor, with high unemployment (almost 30%) and one-third of the population living below $2 US per day. South Africans have fought many sensitive issues including the injustices of apartheid, corruption, high crime and AIDS.  The […]
Somalia is part of the Horn of Africa, east of Ethiopia and Kenya. The economy has been devastated by warlords and civil wars, and the narcotic leaf qat that keeps the desire for many Somali men to work. Millions are dependent on aid. The Cold War provided them with weapons, which brought them to civil war. Later, the Islamist group Union of Islamic Courts emerged as a national power, and seek to enforce order through […]

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