The main way people use land in the Sub-Sahara is Subsistence farming. The problems they run into is that they do not sell it so, they don't get enough money. Only few farmers there sell their products.
Two “precious” or “valuable” resources that are found in Africa are Gold deposits and industrial diamonds. Nearly half of the worlds gold supply comes from the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Democratic Republic of Congo
The 3 “T” minerals that the Dem. Rep. of Congo are tantalum, tin and tungsten tantalum stores are the 3 t’s. They made cellphones, computers, cameras, etc. Armed rebel groups took control of the mines, they forced people to work in the mines and find the valuables. They bribe the government to keep the government out of the mines so they don't take it and the money. Then they buy better weapons with that money so they seem more threatening. The problems this causes is that the government does nothing so Africa gets none of the money.
GDP Per Capita
The five nations with the Highest GDP per capita are Mauritius with $12,800, South Africa with $11,100, Botswana with $9,200, Seychelles with $7,800, and Namibia with $7,300. Sixteen of the Sub-Saharan African countries have a GDP lower than $1,000. Those 5 highest GDP countries have higher GDP's because of they have more natural resources, and they trade more than the 16 competing countries.
Out of 31 lowest life expectancy countries, 28 of them are from the Sub-Saharan Africa. The main reason for this is, because of HIV/AIDS. 35,000,000 in Africa have died from this.
Three kingdoms of west africa
The Three kingdoms of Africa are, Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They were all in power from 800 CE- 1600 CE. They all traded in the Sub-Saharan Trade Network. They mostly traded gold and salt. West Africa brought gold, North Africa brought salt.
Slaves on the Trans-Saharan Network
Muslims couldn't enslave other Muslims, so they traded for African slaves. They then used those slaves for wars, since wars were going on. It was different from the European enslavement because the Muslim slaves were over all treated better. The Muslim slaves could become generals on war, they could buy property, and they could have their own slaves.
King Mansa Musa and Timbuktu
Mansa Musa was the king of Mali, he is worth over $400,000,000,000. In his famous journey to Hajj he had 80 camels carrying 300 lbs of gold each, 500 slaves carrying 4 lb gold staffs, and his wife's 500 servants along the way. He brought along a total of 60,000 people. Timbuktu is the center of Islamic learning. The academic fields studied in this city are mathematics, music, law, and literature.
Ibn Battuta: Explorer
Ibn was 21 when he began his famous journey. He set out from Fez, Morocco. He traveled an estimate of 75,000 miles. He was 51 when her stopped traveling. When his travels were over, he settled down to dictate his memoir, he wrote the 1st travel book called "the Rihta."