Category: Africa

Zimbabwe Population 2014

Zimbabwe 2014

Yearbook 2014 Zimbabwe. In April, leaders of the opposition party Democratic Change Movement (MDC) demanded that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai resign. The party’s national council accused Tsvangirai of negligent leadership and of using the...

Zambia Population 2014

Zambia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Zambia. At the end of October, the country’s 77-year-old President Michael Sata passed away at a hospital in London. According to Countryaah.com, Zambia population in 2020 is estimated at 18,383,966. Sata had...

Western Sahara Population 2014

Western Sahara 2014

Yearbook 2014 Western Sahara. In April, the UN Security Council voted unanimously in a resolution that extended the mandate of the peacekeeping UN force MINURSO to 2015. The human rights organization Human Rights Watch...

Uganda Population 2014

Uganda 2014

Yearbook 2014 Uganda. According to Countryaah.com, Uganda population in 2020 is estimated at 45,741,018. The reactions were strong on the tightening of laws against homosexuality signed by President Yoweri Museveni at the beginning of...

Tunisia Population 2014

Tunisia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Tunisia. In January, Parliament adopted a new constitution and the country also got a new transitional government consisting of technocrats and party-politically independent persons. According to Countryaah.com, Tunisia population in 2020 is...

Togo Population 2014

Togo 2014

Yearbook 2014 Togo. According to Countryaah.com, Togo population in 2020 is estimated at 8,278,735. Tensions rose at the end of the year ahead of the presidential election, which is expected in April 2015. Several...

Tanzania Population 2014

Tanzania 2014

Yearbook 2014 Tanzania. According to Countryaah.com, Tanzania population in 2020 is estimated at 59,734,229. President Jakaya Kikwete reformed the government in January after the death of the finance minister and four other ministers were...

Sudan Population 2014

Sudan 2014

Yearbook 2014 Sudan. According to Countryaah.com, Sudan population in 2020 is estimated at 43,849,271. President Omar al-Bashir’s government struggled with economic problems, diplomatic isolation and ongoing conflicts in the country. In January, riots were...

South Africa Population 2014

South Africa 2014

Yearbook 2014 South Africa. At the beginning of the year, some 70,000 miners went on strike with demands for higher wages, and the work was paralyzed at the platinum mines, where more than one-sixth...

Somalia Population 2014

Somalia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Somalia. In January, in the autonomous Puntland, Parliament elected a new president. In the third round of voting, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali received one vote more than the incumbent President, Abdirahman Mohamed Farole....

Sierra Leone Population 2014

Sierra Leone 2014

Yearbook 2014 Sierra Leone. Together with neighboring Liberia and Guinea, Sierra Leone was the country most affected by the Ebola outbreak that began in February. Towards the end of the year, the UN announced...

Seychelles Population 2014

Seychelles 2014

Yearbook 2014 Seychelles. According to Countryaah.com, Seychelles population in 2020 is estimated at 98,358. The Seychelles, whose economy is largely dependent on fishing, received a patrol boat from China during the year. The vessel...

Senegal Population 2014

Senegal 2014

Yearbook 2014 Senegal. In January, the country’s fleet seized a Russian fishing vessel accused of illegal fishing in Senegal’s territorial waters. After the owner paid a fine of US $ 1.2 million, the ship...

Sao Tome and Principe Population 2014

Sao Tome and Principe 2014

Yearbook 2014 São Tomé and Principe. In January, the country’s health minister Leonel Pontes was fired by President Manuel Pinto da Costa. According to Countryaah.com, Sao Tome and Principe population in 2020 is estimated...

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population 2014

Saint Kitts and Nevis 2014

Yearbook 2014 Saint Christopher and Nevis. In January, it was announced that Saint Christopher and Nevis had submitted an application for membership in ALBA, a partner organization for Latin American and Caribbean countries. The...

Rwanda Population 2014

Rwanda 2014

Yearbook 2014 Rwanda. According to Countryaah.com, Rwanda population in 2020 is estimated at 12,952,229. The 20th anniversary of the genocide of 800,000 people was killed in April. President Paul Kagame again singled out France...

Romania Population 2014

Romania 2014

Yearbook 2014 Romania. In a report, the European Commission expressed doubts about the independence of the Romanian judiciary, but former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase was sentenced to four years in prison at the beginning...

Republic Of The Congo Population 2014

Republic of the Congo 2014

Yearbook 2014 Congo. In April, the authorities launched an operation targeting both criminal and paperless immigrants. According to Countryaah.com, Republic of the Congo population in 2020 is estimated at 5,518,098. The vast majority of...

Nigeria Population 2014

Nigeria 2014

Yearbook 2014 Nigeria. According to Countryaah.com, Nigeria population in 2020 is estimated at 206,139,600. Nigeria’s government and security forces continued to fight the extremist Muslim movement Boko Haram in a wave of violence that...

Niger Population 2014

Niger 2014

Yearbook 2014 Niger. According to Countryaah.com, Niger population in 2020 is estimated at 24,206,655. French nuclear power company Areva had halted the uranium mining in two of its mines in Niger before the New...

Namibia Population 2014

Namibia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Namibia. A total of 16 parties and nine presidential candidates ran in the parliamentary and presidential elections held November 28. According to Countryaah.com, Namibia population in 2020 is estimated at 2,540,916. An...

Mozambique Population 2014

Mozambique 2014

Yearbook 2014 Mozambique. In January, negotiations between the government and the opposition party Renamo resumed on a solution to the ongoing conflict. That same month, Renamo announced that the party would run for president...

Morocco Population 2014

Morocco 2014

Yearbook 2014 Morocco. During the spring, hundreds of Salafists outside the Parliament demonstrated in the capital, Rabat. The protesters demanded that the Islamists imprisoned after the 2003 terrorist attack in Casablanca be released. According...

Mauritius Population 2014

Mauritius 2014

Yearbook 2014 Mauritius. In June, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Xavier-Luc Duval, representing the Mauritanian Social Democratic Party (Party Mauricien Social Democrat, PMSD), resigned, one of the parties in the government coalition. According...

Mauritania Population 2014

Mauritania 2014

Yearbook 2014 Mauritania. According to Countryaah.com, Mauritania population in 2020 is estimated at 4,649,669. The country’s president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz took office in January as president of the African Union. The presidency rotates...

Mali Population 2014

Mali 2014

Yearbook 2014 Mali. The effects of the civil war between Islamists and government forces plagued the country. Over 350,000 people were estimated to be internally displaced in Mali and over 180,000 had moved abroad....

Malawi Population 2014

Malawi 2014

Yearbook 2014 Malawi. According to Countryaah.com, Malawi population in 2020 is estimated at 19,129,963. Internationally acclaimed President Joyce Banda lost power during the year in a presidential election whose results were disputed. In addition...

Madagascar Population 2014

Madagascar 2014

Yearbook 2014 Madagascar. In the December 2013 presidential election, former Finance Minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina received 53.5% of the vote, thus appearing to have defeated former Health Minister Jean Louis Robertson. However, both candidates accused...

Libya Population 2014

Libya 2014

Yearbook 2014 Libya. According to Countryaah.com, Libya population in 2020 is estimated at 6,871,303. The security situation in the country continued to be unstable during the year and the situation was particularly difficult in...

Liberia Population 2014

Liberia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Liberia. According to Countryaah.com, Liberia population in 2020 is estimated at 5,057,692. Liberia was one of the countries in West Africa that was most severely affected by the ebola outbreak that began...

Lesotho Population 2014

Lesotho 2014

Yearbook 2014 Lesotho. According to Countryaah.com, Lesotho population in 2020 is estimated at 2,142,260. Severe contradictions between Prime Minister Tom Thabane and other parties in the government coalition characterized the year. A serious crisis...

Kenya Population 2014

Kenya 2014

Yearbook 2014 Kenya. The wave of terror attacks that took off after Kenya started fighting the armed Islamist al-Shabab movement in neighboring Somalia in 2014. However, the violence also had domestic political implications and...

Ivory Coast Population 2014

Ivory Coast 2014

Yearbook 2014 Ivory Coast. In March, the government decided that the former youth minister and leader of the Young Patriot militia group, Charles Blé Goudé, should be extradited to the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

Guinea Bissau Population 2014

Guinea-Bissau 2014

Yearbook 2014 Guinea Bissau. During the year, Guinea-Bissau went to election for the first time since the military coup in 2012. The return to democratic rule is expected to have a positive effect on...

Guinea Population 2014

Guinea 2014

Yearbook 2014 Guinea. In March, an epidemic of Ebola fever was found in rural areas in southeastern Guinea. According to Countryaah.com, Guinea population in 2020 is estimated at 13,132,806. The infectious and fatal disease,...

Ghana Population 2014

Ghana 2014

Yearbook 2014 Ghana. During the year, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan country to reach the UN Millennium Development Goal by halving extreme poverty by 2015. However, a large proportion of the population lives in...

Gambia Population 2014

Gambia 2014

Yearbook 2014 The Gambia. In March, the country’s president Yahya Jammeh said that English should no longer be the official language of the former British colony. None of the domestic languages, of which Malinke...

Gabon Population 2014

Gabon 2014

Yearbook 2014 Gabon. In January, President Ali Ben Bongo appointed Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Daniel Ona Ondo as Prime Minister. Ondo has previously served as Minister of Education and Culture. Although presidential elections...

Ethiopia Population 2014

Ethiopia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Ethiopia. According to Countryaah.com, Ethiopia population in 2020 is estimated at 114,963,599. Ethiopia was affected by the civil war in South Sudan, and the government hosted negotiations on a ceasefire in the...

Eswatini Population 2014

Eswatini 2014

Yearbook 2014 Swaziland. A funeral vigil for an opposition politician in January passed in protest against the regime’s repression, a demonstration reminiscent of how funerals were used in the fight against apartheid in South...