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Notes on Africa:


Senegal and the Gambia:

     Senegal and The Gambia agreed to merge in 1981 into Senegambia but the agreement was dissolved in 1989.  The Gambia, the smallest country in Africa, is still almost a part of Senegal.

Democratic Republic of the Congo:

     The Democratic Republic of the Congo was formerly know as Zaire.

Cote d'Ivoire:

     Cote d'Ivoire was formerly known as Ivory Coast.

Capital of Cote d'Ivoire:

     Yamoussoukro has been the official capital of Cote d'Ivoire since 1983.  However, Abidjan remains the administrative center and foreign countries have their embassies there.

Capital of Western Sahara:

     The former Spanish colony of Western Sahara was annexed by Morocco in 1975.  A cease-fire with groups fighting for independence was established in 1991.  The United Nations plans to hold a referendum on independence but probably not before 2002.  Since Western Sahara has no government it has no capital.


Information from:     The CIA World Fact Book

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