Allies British Empire. Vichy France [nb 2]. The campaign was fought between the Allies , many of whom had colonial interests in Africa dating from the late 19th century, and the Axis Powers. The United States officially entered the war in December and began direct military assistance in North Africa on 11 May Canada provided a small contingent of officers and enlisted men. Fighting in North Africa started with the Italian declaration of war on 10 June
Climate and Landforms of North Africa
People of Africa
Muammar Gaddafi. Beginning in the s Gadaffi travelled with his Amazonian Guard, which was a group of female bodyguards, hand-picked by Gaddafi himself. They reportedly were sworn to a life of celibacy. However, in the latter days of the Libyan civil war, accusations emerged from five members of the Amazonian Guard of rape and other abuse by the upper echelons of the Gaddafi government.
South Africa vs North Africa. Africa has the world second largest populated regions. The two poles of the area; the south and North African regions are quite apart from each other. They have a long distance between them.
Egypt is a transcontinental country by virtue of the Sinai Peninsula, which is in Asia. North Africa also includes a number of Spanish possessions , Ceuta and Melilla tiny Spanish exclaves or islets off the coast of Morocco. The distinction between North Africa and much of Sub-Saharan Africa is historically and ecologically significant because of the effective barrier created by the Sahara desert. Throughout history this barrier has culturally separated the North from large parts of the rest of the continent. As the seafaring civilizations of the Phoenicians, Greeks , Romans, Muslims and others facilitated communication and migration across the Mediterranean, the cultures of North Africa became much more closely tied to Southwestern Asia and Europe than Sub-Saharan Africa.