- African Origin of Modern Humans
- Ancient African History
- African Colonization and The Slave Trade
- Post-Colonial Africa
As for Africa, scientists have formerly concluded that it is the birthplace of mankind, as large numbers of human-like fossils (discovered no where else) were found on the continent, some dating back 3.5 million years. About 1.75 million years ago, early man spread throughout parts of Africa. They became aggressive hunters, lived in caves and used fire and their ability to create stone tools just to survive. The Neanderthals arose some 200,000 years ago and inhabited regions in northern Africa and across parts of southern Europe. There is also clear evidence that they had control of fire, lived in caves, as well as open-air structures of stone and vegetation. One of the most important developments of primitive man was the creation of stone tools. By 5000 BC farming was somewhat common in the northern areas of Africa, as people were growing crops and herding livestock. During that time the Sahara Desertwas a fertile area.
In 3200 BC the Egyptian culture emerged along the lower reaches of the Nile River;it was among the earliest civilizations and their tools and weapons were made of bronze. They also pioneered the building of massive pyramids and temples. Egyptians also developed mathematics, an innovative system of medicine, irrigation and agricultural production techniques, writing and the first ships. In short, the Egyptians left a lasting legacy upon the world. Around 600 BC the use of metal tools spread across small population bases and farming groups in North Africa, and their use gradually spread south into what is now called South Africa. The Phoenicians were an enterprising maritime trading culture from Lebanon who spread across the Mediterranean from 1550 BC to 300 BC. In 814 BC, they founded the city of Carthage in what is now Tunisiain north Africa; only to be destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. Meanwhile, the Egyptians continued to spread their culture across Northern Africa, and kingdoms...
The continent-changing 16th Century began with Europeans transporting African slaves to the Americas for profit. A slave purchased on the African coast for the equivalent of 14 English pounds in bartered goods could sell for 45 pounds in the American market. The best-known method of commerce at the time was called the Triangular Trading System. It involved British and other European countries' manufactured goods which were shipped to Africa, then slaves from there to the West Indiesand then sugar and other products back to Europe. At the same time, Barbary pirates along the North African coast captured thousands of ships. From the 16th to 19th century, an estimated 800,000 to 1.25 million people were taken captive as slaves. The pirates' impact on the continent, however, peaked in the early to mid-17th century. As tales of African riches spread north, the Europeans founded their first real colonies in the early 16th century, when the Portuguese settled in what is now Angola. Later,...
Self-government brought more than its share of civil wars, coup d'états and ethnic conflicts to the newly emerged countries. Add to that mix some horrible genocides, along with famines and out-of-control disease (HIV/AIDS), and Africa was teetering on the edge, and in many areas still does today. Although Africa remains the world's poorest inhabited continent, there are many bright spots in this land of over one billion people and its 2,000 + languages. Significant economic and social gains have taken place over the last few years, with South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco and Egyptleading the way. The largest segments of modern Africa's economies are agriculture and mining, with tourism growing in some areas. Manufacturing industries have grown large enough to ship products across the planet, and the oil export revenues of Angola, Libya and Nigeriahave the potential to change the lives of millions. Today the 54 countries of Africa have great potential, but this question must be asked: "C...
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Africa Map The map of Africa Comprises of an area of 11,730,000 square miles, Africa is the second largest continent on the planet. It covers 20% of land surface on earth. It has 54 recognized sovereign nations, two disputed states, and nine territories as shown in the Africa Map. Western Sahara here is a self-governing territory.
Clickable image map of Africa. View where countries are located and click on them to take you to a wealth of information.
Political Map of Africa: This is a political map of Africa which shows the countries of Africa along with capital cities, major cities, islands, oceans, seas, and gulfs. The map is a portion of a larger world map created by the Central Intelligence Agency using Robinson Projection. We have also published the full CIA World Map.
Apr 16, 2020 · Africa is also the hottest of all the continents on earth. Algeria is Africa’s largest country currently; The youngest country on the planet in South Sudan which is located in North Africa; On the map of Africa countries and capitals, the continent covers 6 percent of the total surface of the planet and about 20.4 percent of the total land area.
Apr 18, 2020 · Africa Map Labeled: An Africa labelled map has different types of labelling. These labelling can be used to get various kind of analysis. You can label rivers, countries, cities, states, roads and various other features. Choosing from different features is solely your choice.
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In South Africa, British attempts to bring the Boer homelands more under their control eventually led to full-scale war (the Boer War 1899-1902). The British were only able to subdue the Boers with greatest of difficulty. The Boer republics were incorporated into the British-ruled Union of South Africa. Next map, Africa 1960
Using this free map quiz game, you can learn about Nigeria and 54 other African countries. You might be surprised how many you don’t get right on the first try, but use this online Africa map quiz to study and you will improve.
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