AFRICA
From MR. Hodges—City of Salem Schools
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The area has many
ethnic groups, over
800
Very few cities with
populations over a
million people
4 hemispheres
Bad
farmland/water,
AIDS, droughts
FACTS
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900 million population
358 million Muslims, 410 m Christians
19 democratic nations out of 53
½ live on less than $1 a day
Richest nation: Mauritius, poorest: Burundi,
Sierra Leone, Somalia
Life expectancy: 46 in Sub Saharan Africa
Literacy rate: 60 percent, best: Seychelles: 92%,
worst: Burkino Faso: 12%
over 2,000 languages
A few things to remember
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Most of the people do subsistence
farming to earn a living
two areas of Africa: north Africa and
sub-Saharan Africa
most of the countries are developing:
low life expectancy, high population
growth rate, high infant mortality
rate, low literacy rate, large
population under the age of 15
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Tropical climate found in most of
African
In the many civil wars, diamonds are
sold to finance the conflicts
Main religions in Africa: Animism,
Islam, Christianity
Villagers in Africa buy products from
Bazaars or from a Suq
Disease
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Guinea worm- transmitted through
water. Africans drink form dirty water
that has a Parasite (flea)
The flea once inside the person it
mates and reproduces.
Males die, females grow into 2ft long
worms
When ready to release fertile eggs
the worm starts eating its way out
Cont.
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This causes an extreme burning
sensation
Natural instinct is to put the burning
area into water
Once in water the parasite is
released
Only cure for this is to pull the worm
out inch by inch over a period of
weeks maybe months
End of Notes: rich countries can
help Africa out of this mess
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Remove taxes that
hurt African trade
oil is huge in
Nigeria/south
Africa
political office is
the quickest route
to wealth so people
fight for it
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if Africa is to
prosper, they must
produce more
fashionable goods
Sudan-largest
country, land wise
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AFRICA