Tunisia is famous for being part of the Arab Spring, which began in December of 2010, and for being the location of Carthage. Carthage was the center of trading during the Roman empire.Continue Reading
The Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East spread to Tunisia when a man set himself on fire there in 2011. His death sparked protests that led to 300 additional deaths and the resignation of the Tunisian president. The country then held its first democratic elections later that year.
The city of Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians in the early 800s. It served as the capital of the Roman empire until its fall in 146 B.C., and it was then rebuilt on its own ruins.Learn more about Africa
Algeria is located in North Africa and borders Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Libya and Tunisia. It is the second-largest country in Africa also borders the Mediterranean Sea.Full Answer >
The Sahara Desert covers large parts of the African countries of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. The desert has an area of over 3.6 million square miles, covering around one-quarter of the continent of Africa.Full Answer >
Tunis is the capital of Tunisia. Located on the Gulf of Tunis on the Mediterranean Sea, Tunis is also the largest city in Tunisia and an important center of trade.Full Answer >
Ethiopia was occupied by Italy from May 9, 1936 to May 5, 1941, and was part of the Italian colony of Italian East Africa. Prior to this occupation, Italy had made a failed attempt during the 1880s to claim Ethiopia as a colony.Full Answer >