Ethiopia is a nation with a long, venerable and complex history. Although located in the tropics its high altitudes give much of it a temperate climate.
1791 1804 Franois Dominique Toussaint LOuverture organizes a slave revolt to take over Hispaniola. Some of the French landowners fled to Cuba, creating more plantations with subsequent increased demand for slaves. To meet this demand, Spain allows foreign vessels to transport slaves to the island.
The Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the war, called for British forces to vacate all their forts south of the Great Lakes border. Britain refused to do so, citing failure of the United States to provide financial restitution for Loyalists who had lost property in the war.
Critical to Chinas economic successes in Africa has been the important use of the countrys state backed banking institutions. Under pinning the aggressive buy out of foreign resource companies, mineral and energy reserves and large institutional investment projects in the continents oil and infrastructure sectors, are a phalanx of state funding agencies supported by massive national
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
Currently, Swazilands mineral sector is governed under a policy drawn up prior to Swazilands independence. In response to the sectors recent decline, a new mining policy is being drafted by consultants, paid for by a grant from China, and legislation to facilitate small scale mining
The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate.
This part of the globalissues web site looks at the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Media coverage is poor and yet there have been millions of refugees and over five million killed since the war began around August 1998. Yet the rich country leaders and their media drew everyones attention to 2000 ethnic Albianians being killed in Kosovo (to gain support for a war there).
Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the eastern Philippines on 7 November 2013 as the strongest tropical cyclone of the year. Just before making landfall its maximum sustained winds were 314 kph/195 mph, with gusts up to 379 kph/235 mph. PAGASA, the Philippines weather organization noted that Hiayan's maximum sustained winds at landfall were near 234 kph/145 mph.
Finding a sustainable solution to mining tire disposal has been a global focus for us. At the end of their life cycle, all tires can now be broken down on site and shipped to a tire recycling plant where they will be processed for end use markets.