Africa Abby, Rory, Korynn

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People in Africa use Subsistence farming since they are only producing enough for their own use, they don’t sell enough to make and income off of it

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Their Natural Resources are; Gold,diamonds, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum and cocoa beans, but also woods and tropical fruits.

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Powerful Trading Empire

The names of the Three West African Kingdoms were Gana, Mali, Songhai. They existed between 800 CE and 1600 CE. They traded on the Trans-Saharan trade network. West Africans traded gold on North Africans for salt. Slaves were also traded on this network.
Muslims were not allowed to enslave other Muslims because, they did not want to enslave any people with the same religion. (http://atlantablackstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/slave-arab.jpg )
The names of the Three West African Kingdoms were Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, which existed between 800 CE and 1600 CE. They traded on the Trans-Saharan trade network. Slaves were traded there, and West Africans traded gold to North Africans for salt. ( http://resourcesforhistoryteachers.wikispaces.com/file/view/The%20Three%20Empires%20.jpg/490406178/The%20Three%20Empires%20.jpg )
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28 of the lowest life expectancy out 31 countries are from Sub-Saharan Africa. There are many factors that are affected by this, but the primary reason is due the the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. 1.1 million people died from AIDS last year. 24 million Africans are currently infected with HIV.

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Sub-Saharan Africa has valuable natural resources such as gold, and 40%-60% of gold comes from Africa that we get. They also has diamonds, 65% of the world's diamonds are mined there. Since the resources are not distributed evenly throughout the continent, this leads to unequal wealth, uneven population distribution, wars over access to the resources, and government corruption.

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Mauritius $12,800; South Africa $11,100; Botswana $9,200; Seychelles $7,800; Namibia $7,300: These are the top five GDP per capital in Africa. Some only 1,000 GDP per Capita. But the reason why there are some that are some much higher because, they may have better healthcare, they trade more, they have better education, better technology, a highly skilled workforce, better transportation, or more natural resources.

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King Mansa Musa was very powerful. He was not just a Mali, but in any of the West African Kingdoms. He was a Muslim. He became very famous because he went i=on a hajj in 1325. He became well known threw out the world. He brought 60,000 people and 80 camels that carried 300 lbs. of gold each.

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Despite having many natural resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains one of the poorest nations in the world. They are also rich in the "3 T's": which is tin, tungsten, and tantalum. These products go into producing cell phones, gaming systems, and other electronic devices. An armed rebel groups have control of the mines. They force people to work in them, and they bribe corrupt government leaders to stay out. All this leads to poverty in the DRC.

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