Ghana became the center for trade. Children were sold into a life of labor and abuse. Western traders arrived in ships filled with manufactured goods to barter or trade for slaves. Slaves for traded for goods and labor work
Camels brought goods such as books, salt, textiles and tools. The variety of goods were traded for gold, ivory and slaves with regions south of Ghana. Ghana had an abundance of gold but they did not have items like salt.
Dancing is very important in Zimbabwean culture.
In current Zimbabwe Eating out is not common, even among men in the urban areas. Travelers purchase soft drinks and prepared food, such as fried cakes, potato chips, roasted maize, and sugarcane from vendors. A higher proportion of the white population regularly buys prepared meals and eats in restaurants.
The climate of Songhai is hot and wet from May to October. The climate from November to February is cold and dry. Over all the Songhai Empire was hot, dry, and the crops was hard to farm.
The Songhai are 99.5% Muslim. They believed in many gods. But the majority of people of Songhai were Muslim.
Kola nuts, gold, ivory, slaves, spices, palm oil and precious woods were traded in exchange for salt, cloth, arms, horses and copper. European cities along coast used to buy and sell African slaves for profit in Americas especially Brazil and Caribbean to work on sugar plantations. Slaves were also used to help transport goods across the Sahara Desert to Morocco and the Middle East.