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* Infamous for a [[UsefulNotes/AlgeriaCivilWar long civil war]] between 1991 and 2002.

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* Infamous for a [[UsefulNotes/AlgeriaCivilWar [[UsefulNotes/AlgerianCivilWar long civil war]] between 1991 and 2002.


* Infamous for a long civil war between 1991 and 2002.

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* Infamous for a [[UsefulNotes/AlgeriaCivilWar long civil war war]] between 1991 and 2002.


* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, Central and East Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.

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* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, East and Central and East Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.


'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaire between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.



* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].

to:

* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].hyperinflation]].

'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaire between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.


* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, East and Central Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.

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* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, East and Central and East Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.


'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaire between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.



* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].

'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaire between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.

to:

* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].

'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaire between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.
hyperinflation]].


* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, Central and East Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.

to:

* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, East and Central and East Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.


** Africa has a reputation for [[PresidentEvil brutal and often crazy dictators]] who oppress and massacre their own citizens by the score. They will usually be kept in power by Western governments to support their own benefits in the countries. Yet, just like the clichés about Latin America, most of these dictatorships are very short-term and one tyrant will quickly be replaced by another. If an African dictator is directly referenced it's usually UsefulNotes/IdiAmin (Uganda), Bokassa (Central African Republic) or Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo/Zaïre).

to:

** Africa has a reputation for [[PresidentEvil brutal and often crazy dictators]] who oppress and massacre their own citizens by the score. They will usually be kept in power by Western governments to support their own benefits in the countries. Yet, just like the clichés about Latin America, most of these dictatorships are very short-term and one tyrant will quickly be replaced by another. If an African dictator is directly referenced it's usually UsefulNotes/IdiAmin (Uganda), Bokassa (Central African Republic) or Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo/Zaïre).Congo/Zaire).



* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaïre between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.

to:

* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaïre Zaire between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.


'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaïre between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.



* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].

to:

* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].hyperinflation]].

'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaïre between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.


* In addition, it's a common stereotype that all black Africans essentially look like West Africans, with none of the variety in phenotypes found in Europe or Asia. This stereotype is especially common in the US, because it's assumed that all Africans look like African-Americans or Caribs, who are mostly descended from West Africans. As a result, black Southern African phenotypes in particular are extremely rare in depictions of black Africans.

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* In addition, it's a common stereotype that all black Africans essentially look like West Africans, with none of the variety in phenotypes found in Europe or Asia. This stereotype is especially common in the US, because it's assumed that all Africans look like African-Americans or Caribs, who are mostly descended from West Africans. As a result, black Southern East African phenotypes in particular are extremely rare in depictions of black Africans.


* In addition, it's a common stereotype that all black Africans essentially look like West or Central Africans, with none of the variety in phenotypes found in Europe or Asia. This stereotype is especially common in the US, because it's assumed that all Africans look like African-Americans or Caribs, who are mostly descended from West and Central Africans. As a result, black Southern African phenotypes in particular are extremely rare in depictions of black Africans.

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* In addition, it's a common stereotype that all black Africans essentially look like West or Central Africans, with none of the variety in phenotypes found in Europe or Asia. This stereotype is especially common in the US, because it's assumed that all Africans look like African-Americans or Caribs, who are mostly descended from West and Central Africans. As a result, black Southern African phenotypes in particular are extremely rare in depictions of black Africans.


* In addition, it's a common stereotype that all black Africans essentially look like West Africans, with none of the variety in phenotypes found in Europe or Asia. This stereotype is especially common in the US, because it's assumed that all Africans look like African-Americans or Caribs, who are mostly descended from West Africans. As a result, black Southern African phenotypes in particular are extremely rare in depictions of black Africans.

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* In addition, it's a common stereotype that all black Africans essentially look like West or Central Africans, with none of the variety in phenotypes found in Europe or Asia. This stereotype is especially common in the US, because it's assumed that all Africans look like African-Americans or Caribs, who are mostly descended from West and Central Africans. As a result, black Southern African phenotypes in particular are extremely rare in depictions of black Africans.


* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, East and Central Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.

to:

* To conclude with a more joyful, yet very romanticized idea of Africa: archaeologists widely see it as the birth place of mankind. Many prehistoric fossils of the first hominids have been found in Southern, East and Central and East Africa and indeed many tourists are attracted to Africa's rural atmosphere, almost as if ''they are coming home''. Typical images exploited by safari tourism are the sun rising above the equator, intense heat that makes the horizon appear to vibrate, elephants crossing the savanna and watching lions from the safety of your jeep.


'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaïre between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.



* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].

'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaïre between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.

to:

* Up until 2009, Zimbabwe was notorious for its [[RidiculousExchangeRates extreme hyperinflation]].

'''Central Africa'''

'''UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo'''
* A war-torn country where [[RapePillageAndBurn all sorts of atrocities]] happen every day.
* Literature lovers know it for being the setting to Joseph Conrad's novel ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' as well as the controversial Franchise/{{Tintin}} album [[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]].
* Historically it’s best known as Belgium’s only colony between 1884 and 1960, though until 1909 it was mainly private property of Belgian king Leopold II. He exploited the country’s riches without concern for the local population, much like a modern day capitalist. Compared with the atrocities committed under his rule the colony had a less bloody colonial history after his death, when he donated his private colony to the Belgian government. In 1960 Congo became independent but succumbed into a civil war, with Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba being assassinated with knowledge and support of the Belgian government. Between 1965 and 1997 it was run by dictator Seko Seko Mobutu, one of the more recognizable African presidents due to his leopard skin hat. Since then Congo is still a war-torn dictatorship where all sorts of atrocities happen every day.
* Between 1971 and 1997 Congo was known under the name ‘Zaire’. It became the center of international attention in 1974 when the legendary boxing event “The Rumble of the Jungle” took place in Zaïre between boxing legends George Foreman and UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli.
* Congo is known for its mineral wealth, particularly rubber, coltan, cobalt, copper, diamonds and uranium.
* The most famous animal is the Congolese gorilla, who lives in the mountainous areas.
hyperinflation]].


* Generally seen as the most Westernized of the African countries, with some outright considering it part of the West, even though it still retains much of it's African culture and traditions.

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* Generally seen as the most Westernized of the African countries, with some outright considering it part of the West, even though it still retains much of it's African culture and traditions.

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