Africa Past to Present Kaylee+Jordan+Dalton

Map of africa:

This is a map of all of the countries in the continent of Africa.

Natural Resources:

Water is an important resource for African Americans. 738 million Africans do not have access to clean drinking water, so they have to try and purify it themselves.

More natural resources:

Did you know that Africa has over half the world's gold? Africa is the largest mineral industry in the world.

Land use:

The main way they use land is subsistence farming. The problem that causes this in terms of money is that they don't trade or sell it. They keep the crops for themselves and their families.

Life expectancy:

The statics shows the average life expectancy in Africa for those born in 2015, by gender and region. In Central Africa, the average life expectancy was 51 years for males and 54 years for females.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Minerals they have are gold and diamond. It is the largest mineral industry in the world. The Central African Mining and Exploration company is one of Africa’s primary enterprises. Did you know that half the world's gold comes from Africa?

GDP per capita

16 nations in Africa have a GDP per ca pita under $1000. Mauritius - (12,800) - South Africa - (11,100) - Botswana - (9,200) Seychelles - (7,800) - Namibia (7,300)

Three Kingdoms of west africa:

The Three Kingdoms of West Africa are Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Mali: 1225-1400 Ghana: 750-1078 Songhai: 1464-1493. North Africa brought Salt and West Africa brought Gold to trade.


North Africans traded salt. The North Africans traded salt for gold, because they wanted gold and they already had a lot of salt.

West Africans traded gold. The West Africans traded gold for salt because they hardly had any salt, but they had a lot of gold.


Muslims traded for African Slaves because there was a high demand for them. The Muslims then put the slaves into war or in some salt or gold mines. They also made some of them servants. The Muslims treated their slaves much better than the Europeans did.

King Mansa Musa and Timbuktu:

King Mansa Musa was the richest man to walk the earth. People estimated he had 4 hundred billion dollars in today's money. He was also the king of the wealthy West African Mali Empire.

Mansa musa most famous hajj:

Mansa Musa most famous Hajj in 1324-1325 was when he traveled to the city of Mecca. His elaborate pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca in 1324 introduced him to rulers in the Middle East and in Europe. When he came back, he brought back scholars, government, bureaucrats, and architects.


Timbuktu is the center of Islamic trading and learning.

Ibn Battuta:

He was a Muslim explorer and writer and he was from a family that made a lot of Muslim judges. In 1325 at the age of 21 he started his travels by undertaking the privilege hajj to mecca. Did you know that when he first started his travels it was first for religious duties?

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