The country with the most name changes what we now call the Democratic Republic of the Congo; it is (probably) not a coincidence that the nation has suffered decades of dictatorship, war, plunder and pillage
The Management Index evaluates the governance capability of political decision-makers. Its authors say their work is predicated on the belief that competition and civic engagement are key factors driving social progress
Over 225,000 people died of malaria in Nigeria in 2007, followed by an estimated 96,000 in DR Congo, and more than 43,000 in Uganda. Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Mauritius recorded zero malaria deaths
They include big successes like The Last King of Scotland (Uganda, 2006), Sarafina (South Africa, 1992), Out of Africa (Kenya, 1985) and The Gods Must Be Crazy (Botswana, 1980)
One reason is that while in Europe and the Americas, African slaves were taken to work in plantations and industries, in the Middle East they were mostly domestic labour.