land formed by soil in the water that is dropped as the river slows and enters the sea
building walls around fields to trap the Nile's water and silt
provides water for agriculture throughout the year
money investted in building and supporting new industries
dry riverbeds and sharp gullies that catch and temporarily hold water from sudden downpours
large group of merchants who join together to travel safely
older Arab section of North African city
using land until it is stripped of its nutrients and then moving on to a new plot
food for grazing animals
destroying the trees and shrubs on an area of land
caused by drought when land looses trees and shrubs and turns to desert
a person who fleese his home to escape danger or unfair treatment
area of lakes, creeks, and swamps away from the ocean
sudden political takeover
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit
a U.N. agency that provides loans to countries for development projects
structural adjustment program
reforms structure of economy
International Monetary Fund
a 2nd U.N. agency that provides loans to countries for development projects
dividing ridge between 2 basins
Swahili word meaning "pulling together"
value of the location to nations planning military actions
government where one ethnic group rules over the others
forced to move into towns and work on collective farms
a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against non-whites
punish a country for behavior of which the international community does not approve
completely surrounded and dependent on a larger country
departure of trained white administrators and technicians
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