ABCs of Africa Natalie T

A- Africa makes up 22% of the earths land.
B- Botswana a country in Africa has a population of 1.8 million, has 231,804 square miles, and a cool fact is they have 21 tvs per 1000 people.
C- Changes in trade patterns lead to sonhais fall to Morocco. Camels were a big part of Africa, they helped with trade because they carried hundreds of pounds of goods across large distances like in the Sahara.
D- the driest place is Wadi Haifa,Sudan 1 inch is the average precipitation per year
E- Egypt is a big country in Africa a lot happens there, like they made hieroglyphics,and have great temples and many more.
F-Famine in South Sudan alone has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people in need of urgent help. Somalia needs funds and quickly. In addition to drought and famine, diseases, like cholera and measles are spreading.
G-Ghana was the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence. They gained independence on March 6, 1957. Gold was also a big part of trade and they traded gold for salt because they had so much gold and salt was more valuable then gold in Africa.
H- But many Africans regard hippos as the continent’s most dangerous animal. Although accurate numbers are hard to come by, it is said that hippos kill more people each year than lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos combined.
I- Islam is currently the largest religion in Africa, with Christianity following closely behind. These two religions make up 85% of the continent’s population, while just 15% of the population are nonreligious or follow traditional African religions.
J- Africa's remaining rainforests (jungles) are found in the Congo river basin on the Atlantic Ocean side of the continent
K- April to July 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people
L- Cairo is the largest city in the continent
M- Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the continent, it is so tall you can even see glaciers from the top of the summit even though its close to the equator
N- Nile is the longest river in the world it runs for 4,132 miles
O - Madagascar is the largest island in Africa and it lies in the Indian Ocean
P- The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa. It spans 12,000 square miles giving rise to its name, which is derived from the Maasai language and means “endless plains.”
Q-Quinine is a medication used to treat malaria
R- Rain forests in the Congo are mostly under threat from logging, subsistence activities firewood collection, and commercial agriculture, including large plantations.
S-The sahara is home to the toughest foot race ever the Marathon des Sables (MDS) is run in the Sahara in southern Morocco each year in April. It has to be entered several years in advance, and it costs over $4,500 to participate
T-Trade was an important thing to Africa and still is china is Africa’s top trade partner with Sino-African trade volumes now nearing $200 billion per year.
U- Uganda is known for a lot but they are known well for their hospitality and style of welcoming guests
V- In Victoria falls it is estimated that roughly 600 million cubic liters of water hit the ground every minute
W- With wooden masks not everyone in a tribe has the honor of wearing a maskit is usually only a select few in the tribe often only men and sometimes elders are given this honor.
X-18-percent of South Africans who speak Xhosa amount to approximately 7.6 million people in Africa and its one of their 11 languages spoken there.
Y-yearly rainfall varies dramatically across Africa. The northern half of the continent can get just 50mm. But in central areas of the continent they can get over 4,000mm each year
Z-It is illegal in Zimbabwe for the police to take legal custody of your vehicle on the road. The only occasion when they can do so is when they ask you to produce your driver’s license.

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