why is africa called the plateau continent ?
africa is called the plateau continent because much of the continent is made up of raised, mostly level areas of land that drop of sharply near the sea.
why can´t ships sail from the interior of africa to the coast ?
ships can´t sail from the interior of africa to the coast because of the waterfalls
what factors influences africa´s climate ?
the factors that influences africa´s climate are elevation, distants from the equator, nearness of large bodies of water, and major landforms
can you located africa major landforms ?
africas major landforms are madagascar and africa
what are africa´s most important natural resources ?
africa´s most important natural resources are petroleum, oil, gasoline, gold, copper,silver,uranium, titanium,and diamonds
why do they need to diversify their
they need to diversify their economys to expand the countries economy by increasing the variety of goods produce because if they didnt expand their economy and some goods produced of food are finsih they wouldn´t have nothing to eat but is the expand it then you will have more goods or foof to eat and if something is finished then they have more choices of food or goods
how did early africans get food? what came later ?
early africans get food by hunting and gathering and what came later after hunting and gathering was farming anf hearding
where did early egyptians settle ?
early egyptians settled in scattered villages
what was the power of west african kingdoms based on ?
the power if west african kingdoms were based on the trade of salt and gold
who controlled trade on the east africa´s coast until the 1600´s ?
the trade on the east africa´s coast until the 1600´s was controlled by a european kingdom
how did african´s leaders encouraged their people to fight for independance?
african´s leaders encourage their people to fight for independance because africa seck freedom for their own nations
what is a serious environmental problem facing africa
a serious environmental problem facing africa today is the soil problems
can you identify each of the eight kingdoms? location, contributions and trade ?
egypt: the nile river
people painted murals and pictures - writting simbols called hieroglyphs in inner walls of tombs
some tombs were built as large pyramids
located near the nile river in africa
settled in scattered villages
farming along the river´s banks
the kingdom of aksum was located in east africa where present day countries of ethiopia and eritrea lie
around 1000 B.C african and arab traders began settling along the west coast of the red sea
the communities next to the nile south of egypt began farming
one of the greatest nubian kingdoms was centered in the city of napta
the nubians of napta conquered egypt
a later nubian kingdom was based farther south in the city of meroe
for about 60 years nubians ruled egypt
in time ghana lost control of its trade routes to a new power, the kingdom of mali
the kingdom arose in the mid 1200´s in the upper niger valley
mali´s kings controlled the gold mines of the south and the salt supplies of the north
the king of mali was called mansa musa which means emperor mali´s most famouse king mansa munsa gained the throne in about 1312
his 20 years reign brought peace and order to the kingdoms
the kingdom of ghana was located between the senegal and niger river´s
from the location it had ghana controlled much of the trade across west africa
ghana´s kings goods that flowed through their land the flow of gold was so great that arab writers called ghana land of gold
great zimbabwe was located near the bend of the limpopo river in southern africa
it was connected to the trade civilizations of east africa through a trade network that extended to the coast of the indian ocean
great zimbabwe reached the peak of it´s power in the gigantic stone building that covered the area today great zimbabwe remain including city walls a fortress and homes
after mansa musas death in about 1332, the songhai empire became west africas most powerful kingdom
songhai´s rulers controlled important trade routes and wealthy cities
the wealthiest songhai trading city was tombouctou
an important caravan stop located along the niger river
people considered tombouctou a great muslim learning center
invaders from north africa
benin arose in the lake 1200´s traded in ivory palm, oil,and pepper made the kingdom of benin wealthy
benin´s artisians worked in ivory, bronze, brass, and wood in a districtive style.
they created some of the finest sculptures and carvings of the time
benin was located on the coast and it also traded with other african kingdoms as well as with europeans arriving by sea
many african american´s are descendants of enslaved people from those kingdoms
What was unique about the Ethiopian christian Church?
The Ethiopian Christian Church was unique a from of Christianity with its own traditions and launguages. Another unique thing about the Ethiopian church was the churches of a town called lalibela.
What Religions do they practice today?
Muslim, Christians, Protestans, Roman Catholic , Tradicional beliefs and
How did president Nyerere try to unify Tanzania?
Nyerere stablish a program for togetherness or being family. As Tanzanias economy is based on farming he belive that the more togetheness the more production they get. In this same way of thinking it was easier for the goverment to provide clean water, education and other services in an organized way.
How do most people make a living in kenya?
48 % live for their agricultre.
What is the difference in the lives of woman vs men in kenya.
Womans successfull because they rise the womans self help groups in the rural area.
Where does the Congos wealth come from?
From the Oil and Timber.
Why did foreign companies help mobutu take control of the congo?
Foreign companies did not help mobutu to take control of the congo because Mobutu nacionalize foreign owned industries.
What were Mobutus mayor goals for the Congo?
He tried to re stored order in the contry, he also tried to cut ties with the colonial past and he nacionalised foreign-owned industries.
Why did british try to take away afrikaner lands in the 1800s?
They try to take away Afrikaner lands because of the gold and Dimonds that this lands have.
What is apatheid and what kinds of laws were passed under this idea?
The Apatheid is a system of treating whites and none whites by diferent rules. Apatheid laws made it legal to discriminate on the basis of race. Laws separated South africans into 4 groups, blacks,white,colored and Asians. Colored were people of mixed race.
Blacks made up 75% of the population , had pactically no rights at all.
What was South America like under the presidency of F.W de Klerk?
F.W. de Klerk who was South Africa`s led the goverment in abollishing the apatheid laws.
What was the difference under Nelson Mandela?
Mandela allowed to vote all South African`s and in order to give them more opportunities to millions of blacks stablished new laws.