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African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt: South African Countries

This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.

South Africa

The UN subregion of Southern Africa consists of five countries in the southernmost part of the continent--Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The region is rich in valuable minerals deposits. The discovery of gold and diamonds in the eighteenth century by colonial powers contributed to the violent conflict and apartheid. Today the region is the most the developed of Africa; however, it suffers the highest percentage of the world's AIV/AIDS infections. 

Other significant sources' country subdivsions include those arranged by the African Development Bank Group and the African Union.

Resources on Southern Africa

RSS Feed - Angola

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RSS Feed - Lesotho

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RSS Feeds - Swaziland

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United Nations Subregions of Africa

Other country subdivsions include those arranged by the African Development Bank Group and the African Union.

RSS Feed - South African Countries

United Nations in South Africa

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RSS Feeds - Botswana

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RSS Feed - South Africa

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RSS Feed - Zambia

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African Country Research

Africa is the world's second largest continent in area.  The countries differ immensely geographically, politically, socially, economically, and culturally.

The UN Statistics Division has subdivided the African continent into five regions, Northern Africa, Central or Middle Africa , Southern Africa, East Africa, and Western Africa. These subdivisions include the following countries: 

The African Development Bank Group , the African Union and AllAfrica (an African based news aggregrate service) use slightly different Subdivsions. 

This guide includes general resources focused by subject matter and country resources of external web links.  Individual country pages include links to history and culture related websites, as well as news resources and official government websites. 

Click on the country's link above to access the individual country pages.

RSS Feed - Mozambique

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RSS Feed - Namibia

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RSS Feed - Zimbabwe

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