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It also has rail connections to Salima in the Lilongwe east and the Zambian border on the west. LEARN MORE! READ THESE ARTICLES… BOTSWANA • HARARE, ZIMBABWE • WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA Tobacco is sold at an auction in Lilongwe. The city is the center of Malawi’s tobacco processing and trading industries. Malawi is one of Africa’s top tobacco producers. Answer: Lilongwe is where tobacco, the country’s main crop, is sold. © 2008 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. ★ David Else/Lonely Planet Images 55 KNOW? DID YOtryU’s first university, theded in as foun The coun amibia, w N f o y it Univers in 1992.

About half of the Malagasy follow Christianity. Most of the rest practice a traditional religion that has been passed down through the years. These people believe that the dead can reward or punish the living. They bury the dead in richly decorated tombs. They spend more time, money, and care on building tombs than they do on their houses. For thousands of years Madagascar was covered with forests. But over time most of the trees have been cut down to make room for rice fields. The loss of the forests has been difficult for many of the animals of Madagascar—especially the lemurs.

But war broke out again in 1983. In 2002 the two sides agreed to stop the war, but fighting continued in some parts of the country. 47 An Angolan woman wears traditional dress. RCH LI T GH SE A Giacomo Pirozzi/Panos Pictures How were the Portuguese able to take control of Angola and stay in power there? ) © 2008 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. ANGOLA Land of Oil and Diamonds Angola is a large country on the southwestern coast of Africa. oods such U O Y ID D pica Atlantic Ocean is its western rich in tro d, and black Angola is oo w e s boundary.

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