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East Africa

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Delaney Ferguson

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East Africa Madeline Locke Delaney Hope Ferguson Violet Andrin Madeline Locke "Talent comes with hard work"
-Kevin Durant "you can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get".
Michael Phelps Ethiopia Somalia Djibouti Uganda Tanzania Eritrea Kenya Rwanda Burundi Political:The current government prohibits any form of discrimination by gender, ethnicity, race or religion. The government has also passed laws prohibiting emphasis on Hutu or Tutsi identity in most types of political activity.
Economic:The Rwandan economy is based on the largely rain fed agricultural production of small, semi subsistence, and increasingly fragmented farms. It has few natural resources to exploit and a small, uncompetitive industrial sector.
Religion:56.5% of the Rwanda's population is Roman Catholic, 26% is Protestant, 11.1% is Seventh-day Adventist, 4.6% is Muslim, 1.7% claims no religious affiliation, and 0.1% practices traditional indigenous beliefs.
Social/Society:Rwanda has a long, proud conservation history. Rwanda's environment is a rich tapestry of habitats and its government is striving to build a post-conflict ecotourism industry.
Intellectual and Arts:Music and dance plays an important role in the traditions of all Rwanda's peoples. They have a variety of music and dance. Traditional songs are often accompanied by a solitary lulunga. More celebratory dances are backed by a drum orchestra.
Geography:Rwanda is located in Central/Eastern Africa, and is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and Burundi to the south. It lies a few degrees south of the equator and is landlocked. Political: The President of Kenya is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Constitutional amendments have enabled sharing of executive powers between the President and a Prime Minister. Executive power is controlled by the government, with powers shared between the President and a Prime Minister.
Economic: The economy in Kenya is a market economy. In which decisions regarding investment, production and distribution are based on supply and demand, and prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system.
Religion: The predominant religion in Kenya is Christianity, which is about four-fifths of the population.
Social/Society: The society is run by a voluntary committee and it aims to Foster good relations between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Kenya.
Intellectual and Arts: Kenya is a tourist destination, not just for wildlife and sun lovers but for art enthusiasts as well. A unique collection of books and art can be found at the world-famous Murumbi Gallery at the Kenya National Archives and a new gallery at the National Museums of Kenya.
Geography: The geography of Kenya is diverse. Kenya has a coastline on the Indian Ocean, which contains swamps of East African mangroves. Politics: Politics of Burundi takes place in a framework of a transitional presidential representative democratic republic, where the President of Burundi is the head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Senate and the National Assembly.
Economic: Burundi is a landlocked, resource less country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The mainstay of the Burundian economy is agriculture.
Religion: About 75 percent of the population of Burundi are Christian and about 5 percent are Muslim.The rest practice indigenous religions, or have no religion at all.
Society/Social: Burundi Society consists of three ethnic groups. The Twas, the Hutus and the Tutsis.The common value they share is their believe in traditional way of life. But the culture of the Twas are much more distinct, most of the people live in the rural area.
Intellectual and Arts: Their dance and drumming performances are based on ancient sacred traditions that have been passed down from father to son for centuries, yet these distinctive early rhythms sound as modern as any contemporary beat.
Geography: Located in central Africa, to the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Political: Prime Minister is the head of government
Ethiopia has two capitols; Addis Ababa and
Dire Dawa.
President is elected by the House of Peoples
He serves 6 terms. Economy: One of the poorest nations in the
Mostly primary levels of economy. Religion: 43.5% Ethiopian Orthodox
62.8% Christian Religion: 67% Christianity
37% Islam Politics: Politics of Tanzania takes place in a framework of a unitary presidential democratic republic, where the President of Tanzania is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is controlled by both the government and parliament.
Economic: Main industries agricultural processing: diamond, gold and iron mining, soda ash, oil refining, shoes, cement, apparel, wood products, fertilizer and salt.
Religion: 62% of the population of Tanzania is Christian, 35% is Muslim, and 3% are members of other religious groups.
Society/Social:Tanzanian government should give the people more time for the current constitutional review process also focal point of Social Watch in this country. The police fired tear gas last week near the Parliament venue, when students tried to join in a public hearing.
Intellectual and Arts: The music industry in Tanzania has had many changes in the past ten years. With the mix of outside culture and the original feel of rich Tanzanian culture, Tanzanian musicians have become one of the best artists in East Africa.
Geography: Located in eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique Political: Single-Party Presidential Republic
Isaias Afewerki is the President
Governed under then constution
of 1993.
New one was made in 1997, but
wasn't implied. Economy: GDP increased by 7.5% over 2011
Copper, gold, granite, marble, and
potash. Political: Ran by the Transitional
Federal government. Economy: Heathy economy
Mainly livestock and raw materials
Some service industries Religion: Mostly Sunni Muslims
Less than 1% christian Geography: Horn of Africa
About the size of Mississippi
South has un-active volcanoes
and fields of broken lava Arts: Famous art museums Arts: Paintings and carvings Oromo Amhara
Somali Tigraway
Sidama Gurage
Wolayta Hadiya
Afar Society: Madeline Locke Political: Uganda is a presidential republic, in which the President of Uganda is both head of state and head of government; there is a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly. The system is based on a democratic parliamentary system with universal suffrage for all citizens over 18 of years age.
Economic: Great natural resources, such as fertile land, regular rainfall and mineral deposits. The economy of Uganda has great potential, and it appeared poised for rapid economic growth and development.
Social/Society: Uganda's Rift Valley foundation provides the country with an alluvial plateau and plentiful lakes and rivers. Mountain peaks mark geological fault lines along its eastern and western boundaries and provide cooler temperatures and ample rainfall.
Intellectual and Arts: Uganda’s cultural history has made it one of the most visited by tourists. Culture here is rich and dynamic dating from 14th century when the interlucustrine kingdoms were formed.
Geography: It is in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and is surrounded by three of them, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, and Lake Victoria. While much of its border is lake shore, Uganda is landlocked with no access to the sea.

Political: Politics of Djibouti takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential republic. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. The party system is dominated by the conservative People's Rally for Progress. The president is the head of state. The prime minister is head of government.
Economic: Djibouti is mostly barren, with little development in the agricultural and industrial sectors. The country has a harsh climate, a largely unskilled labor force, and limited natural resources. The country’s most important economic asset is its strategic location connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Social/Society: The population of Djibouti is a mere 430,000. Of these, more than 150,000 are refugees that have been pouring into the country following the escalation of hostilities in neighboring countries like Ethiopia and Somalia.
Intellectual and Arts: A lot of Djibouti's original art is passed on and preserved orally, mainly through song. Many examples of Islamic, Ottoman, and French influences can also be noted in the local buildings, which contain plasterwork,carefully constructed motifs and calligraphy.
Geography: Djibouti is situated in Northeast Africa on the Gulf of Aden and the Bab-el-Mandeb, at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. There is not much seasonal variation in Djibouti's climate. Hot conditions prevail year-round along with winter rainfalls. Mean daily maximum temperatures range from 32 to 41 °C (90 to 106 °F), except at high elevations, where the effects of a cold offshore current can be felt.
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