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Answers are places, with two exceptions for people.
Last updated: December 14, 2014
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River that crosses the equator northward, then southward
Congo
Elected president of South Africa in April, 1994
Nelson Mandela
Country you are traveling if you "take the train from Casablanca going south"
Morocco
Country where Timbuktu is located
Mali
Continental territory that united with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania
Tanganyika
Army colonel who ousted King Idris to become head of state in Libya in 1969
Muammar Gaddafi
Country directly south of the Aswan Dam
Sudan
Country where Kilimanjaro is located
Tanzania
Country ruled by Haile Selassie from 1930 to 1974
Ethiopia
Country formerly Rhodesia until 1980
Zimbabwe
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Country of anti-colonial uprising known as Mau Mau, from 1952 to 1960
Kenya
Country whose name is derived from the "Lioness Mountain" in Portuguese
Sierra Leone
Name by which South Western Townships, an urban area of Johannesburg, South Africa, is more widely known
Soweto
Country of civil war from 1967 to 1970 resulting from the attempted secession of Biafra
Nigeria
Country that became a destination of African Americans, including freed slaves, beginning in 1820
Liberia
Landlocked country that shares a border with two other countries
Swaziland
Former Spanish colony currently occupied by Morocco
Western Sahara
Country on the Red Sea coast, formerly part of Ethiopia
Eritrea
Former Portuguese colony whose first president was Samora Machel
Mozambique
Newest independent country (as of December 2014)
South Sudan
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