Challenges facing Africa
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Great Rift Valley
the largest rift in the earth's surface
a mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara Desert
highest mountain in Africa
the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
H I C
High Income Country
L I C
Low income country
the state of being extremely poor
An area of grassland with scattered trees and bushes
An extremely dry area with little water and few plants
Belt south of the Sahara where it transitions into savanna across central Africa. It means literally 'coastland' in Arabic.
Degradation of land, especially in semiarid areas, primarily because of human actions like excessive crop planting, animal grazing, and tree cutting.
Africa's Green Wall
Yacouba Sawadogo started planting trees as the rainwater would easily wash away and his crops did not grow. He dug holes and filled with compost and manure at the start of the rainy season which attracted termites that built tunnels in the hard ground which helped retain the rain. He now has 25 hectares of forest.
Increase in the proportion of the countries population living in towns and cities
Poor, run-down urban neighborhoods