Tanzania (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series)

Tanzania (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series)

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Tanzania (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series) by Joan Vos MacDonald

The United Republic of Tanzania was created in the 1960s by the merger of two independent countries: Tanganyika, a territory on mainland East Africa, and the Zanzibar islands in the Indian Ocean. Tanzania has been a stable and relatively peaceful democracy, although in recent years religious clashes have been the source of disputes over election results. Although Tanzania has many natural resources, including the rare gemstone tanzanite, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. This is due in part to a huge public debt the government incurred over the previous three decades. The AIDS epidemic has also weakened the economy by taking growing numbers of people out of the workforce. Since 2000, Tanzania's government has taken positive steps toward lessening poverty, reducing debt, growing the economy, and attempting to slow the spread of AIDS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590848135
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Africa - Continent in the Balance Series
Pages: 87
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

A Dramatic Landscape11
Land of Two Histories21
Two Nations Work Together39
The Economy: Gains and Setbacks47
The People of Tanzania57
Along the Caravan Route and the Coast67
A Calendar of Tanzanian Festivals74
Project and Report Ideas80
Further Reading/Internet Resources84
For More Information85

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