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Africa

The African continent is comprised of 54 nations, each with its own independent government and sovereignty, GDP, culture, natural resources, language(s), military, and religion. The treasure trove of mineral and raw material wealth has scarcely been touched and the continent's largely untapped fertile lands could feed the world. Herewith is Jewel of Africa, an interactive adventure in the cradle of mankind, an exploration of nations from A-Z in alphabetical order. Click the nations.

 Jewel of

CONTENT OF NATIONS

ALGERIA 
Leading reserves of oil and natural gas

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ANGOLA
Blessed with oil, diamonds, fertile soil

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BENIN
Agriculture: Cotton, corn, cocoa beans, palm oil

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BOTSWANA 
Land of diamonds, gemstones and precious metals 

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BURKINA FASO 
Minerally rich arid desert nation

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BURUNDI
Sparkling lakes, arable land, a
farmer's Eden

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CAMEROON
Cities, rivers, lakes, jungle, western lowland gorilla

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CAPE VERDE
Archipelago paradise in the north-west
Atlantic

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Paradise marred by war; hope lingers

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CHAD
Reaching for gold standard to
maximize worth

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COMOROS
East Africa archipelago paradise

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

$24 trillion untapped mineral wealth

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REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Petroleum-rich; nation's major export

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COTE D'IVOIRE

Cocoa bean capital of the world

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DJIBOUTI

Rugged beauty hugging the Indian Ocean 

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EGYPT

Ancient nation blends with contemporary

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Third leading producer of oil in Africa

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ERITREA

Art deco reflects nation's enduring history

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ESWATINI

Ruggedly beautiful, but sweet as sugar

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ETHIOPIA

Most populace nation in the Horn of Africa

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GABON

Refuge to 50,000 gorillas, 64,000 chimps

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GAMBIA

Smallest nation in mainland Africa

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GHANA

First to shed colonial rule, control economy

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GUINEA

Second largest producer of bauxite

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GUINEA-BISSAU

Farming, forestry, fishing economy

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KENYA

Land of God's grace, haven of abundance

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LESOTHO

Home to some of largest diamonds

ever uncovered 

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LIBERIA

Where repatriated ex-slaves returned home

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LIBYA

Africa's 10th largest oil producer 

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MADAGASCAR

Island paradise off the coast of East Africa

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MALAWI

Coming of age; 21st century Garden of Eden

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MALI

Desert kingdom a West Africa gold haven

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MAURITANIA

Chinguetti oil reserves of 120 million barrels

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MAURITIUS

A diamond amid pearls in the Indian Ocean

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MOROCCO

Ethnically diverse, rich culture, civilization

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MOZAMBIQUE

Multiparty democracy 32 million strong

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NAMIBIA

Oil, raw materials forge path to prosperity

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NIGER

Rich in raw minerals, human resilience, endurance

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NIGERIA

Oil rich, affluent, 21st century ultra contempo

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RWANDA

Abode of the rare, majestic mountain gorilla

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SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

Volcanically enriched African islands

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SENEGAL

Blend of ancient traditions and contemporary

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SEYCHELLES

Opulent East Africa archipelago getaway

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SIERRA LEONE

Prospects for diamond and gold mining

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SOMALIA

Where lasting peace will yield great promise

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SOUTH AFRICA

One of the world's 50th richest nations

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SOUTH SUDAN

Bold, new challenges after secession

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SUDAN

Antiquity speaks to the present

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TANZANIA

Home of the million-strong wildebeest migration

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TOGO

Once 'Slave Coast,' now free soverneignty in new millennium

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TUNISIA

Shaped by rich Arab, African, Berber

influences

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UGANDA

Bountiful, beautiful such as you have never heard about

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ZAMBIA

Abundant in gold, precious gems,

raw minerals

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ZIMBABWE

'Diamond in the rough' recovers

from tumult

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