Cameroon, Central African Republic,
Chad, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Equatorial Guinea,
Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe.
The great rain
of the Congo River embraces most of the Central Africa. Late in
the 19th century, Europeans colonized the region. The tribal
were split between France, Belgium, Portugal and Spain. Many who
belong to a small growing urban
speak French, along with hundreds of dialects.
Crops for export include cocoa, coffee, and rubber. Cattle farming
is limited to areas free of the tsetse
fly, and fish from the rivers are protein sources. Timber provides
for several countries, although concern about the uncontrolled