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African History started out with the emergence of Homo sapiens in East Africa. It is full of internal and external pressures, famine, disease, and territorial conflicts that brought out distinct changes in African society. This category is for the chronicles, inferences and various aspects of African History.
According to the US Census Bureau, among the general population, bowling is the most commonly played sport in America (43 million), followed by billiards (29 million), basketball (24 million), golf (23 million), and baseball/softball (24 million). According to the NCAA, for organized college sport…
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Life for Freed Slaves The slaves weren't treated like real people until about 20 years after they were freed. Have you ever heard of the Ku Klux Klan? They were a terrorist group that had their height during the reconstruction era. They were openly violent about African-American's freedom. They were…
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Kenyan GovernmentBritain ran Kenya as a colony, with no African input from the late 19th Century.Kenya was and is split between areas of good farming land and areas of poor farming land. The British moved the natives from the good farming areas and put British farming settlers there. The Africans we…
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It is safe to say that South Africa is the richest country in Africa. It is the leading country in Africa in terms of economic or political policy. It has the biggest economy in Africa, followed by Egypt and then Nigeria, meaning South Africa the richest country in terms of GDP, with $357 Billion as…
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Nigerian Independence Nigeria achieved independence from Great Britain on 1 October 1960 under the leadership of Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who was in charge of a coalition government. However, there were two military coups in 1966 and then a civil war in 1967.
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Yes it did vary but pretty much a slave has the same meaning. A slave was condidered to be the property of someone else. They had no rights.They were held against their will and forced to do what their master said. Depending on how your master was you might had had it a little better than others. Bu…
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yes there is no doubt that Nigeria is one is one of the richest county in Africa and unfortunately it is sad to see how corruption rules that place and unless your work for the government it is hard to succeed,,,,but for sure it is one of the richest country in the continent ...... All governments …
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Answer glory and power. true but it was mostly because his country was a new one and he wanted his people to faith in the government and be very encouraged to join the army, and fight well, when the inevitable WWII started.
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He considered himself to be the new Roman Ceasar and needed to establish a presence in Africa.Italy held some territory in Africa as their colonies. Italy was one of the last nations who started settling colonies in Africa. The Brits, Dutch, French and other countries had settled there and establish…
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the answer is it made up most of africa's countries free and independent!
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Answer Kenya's constitution states that Kenya is sovereign republic. At independence the government was modeled around the U.S Presidency and British Legislature but later, other amendments were introduced to the structure and nature of the government.
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Answer According to the U.S. Library of Congress summary: By an act of the British Parliament, Nigeria became an independent country within the Commonwealth on October 1, 1960. Azikiwe was installed as governor general of the federation and Balewa continued to serve as head of a democratically e…
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The country with the highest GDP is South Africa ($130bn in 1998, $3210 per capita) The second highest is Egypt ($72bn in 1998, $1200 per capita). No others come close (Algeria $44bn, $1500 per capita).Libyans enjoyed the highest per capita income of $5220 (GDP $29bn). Gabonese are second: they earn…
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Language. French is the working language in a number of African nations, as is English. Neither is native to Africa.Administration. Many African nations use the British form of justice courts and police ranks and military establishments and structures. Many African national leaders are styled " Prim…
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Baseball (America's Passtime) or Basketball.
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Well, the Africans were at war with one another. They began to enslave themselves. Then the Portugese began the importation around the world . . .in the 1500's
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Black Africans had been engaging in the slave trade, both between various black African peoples and with the Arabs, for centuries, though in a somewhat less permanent form. Thus they were set up and ready to sell slaves to anyone who had the money to buy them. The Europeans needed laborers who w…
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Note that Africa is a large geographical entity and hence, effects varied from region to region. Some citizens appreciated some of the Western ideas and disliked others. However, some people resented the Westerners because they treated Africans so horribly. An extreme example is apartheid in South A…
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The answers below refer to Phoenician, Greek and Roman sources on the subject. From earliest Egyptian sources, officially dated at circa 2500 BC, Kh-afre, fourth king of the 4th dynasty reveals that an early Egyptian king had the name "Africa". That is because modern Egyptologists and others often m…
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Answer Imperialism can be a broad and vague term depending on how its used and can refer to any country that conquers another country and uses any of its resources. This could refer to something such as Alexander's conquests or even the U.S. acquisition of territories (though highly argumentat…
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Because both the British and Germans had a presence there.
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Famine, Disease, Death, Social Division, Racial Strife, Lack of Crops, and that's just to name a few.
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Imperialism's Negative Effects on Africa NEGATIVE Westerners monopolized resources, owning mines and ports and using all profits to pay for their own government. They destroyed the African ruling system, kicking kings out or telling them to govern a certain way. They denied even the most educated,…
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In the 1930's black people did not have alot of rights, they could not vote, they could not sit in the same parts of resturants as white people or the bus. They had separate drinking fountains, bathrooms, they couldn't even walk into the front door of a building. Black people were second class. An i…
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Webster defines imperialism as the policy or practice of forming and maintaining an empire and thereby controlling the raw materials and markets of that empire. A significant step in the formation of this empire is the establishment of colonies. The colonies, supported by military force, are then us…
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Depended on how much they wanted
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Among other things, the Congo was run essentially as a personal fiefdom by the Belgian King Leopold I, who used a great deal of brutality in an effort to essentially extract as much wealth as possible, primarily in the form of rubber, from the colony. Coercive tactics such as mutilation and executio…
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Cape Town was first sighted in 1497 by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gamma.It was however uninhabited by colonists until 1652; a number local nomadic indigenous people (like the "Strandloopers" - Khoikhoi "Beachwalkers") lived in the region.1652 was the year that the Dutch explorer Jan van Riebeeck w…
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This information may vary. Please visit the related link for more information. 18 is the age at which a person is legally an adult in South Africa.
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The colonial powers of Europe divided Africa between themselves without regard to the rights or prerogatives of the African people and their existing cultures. Along with the Amerindian tribes, the people of Africa were not considered the owners or heirs to their lands, although many fought against…
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No, nigeria is a corrupt slum.
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The majority were off-loaded in the Caribbean islands to work on the sugar plantations.
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I'm sure there are plenty, but one I know of is called Nsibidi. Here's a link to some info on it:
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Soccer is one. The 2010 FIFA World Cup is going to be held there. Answer There are 54 countries in Africa, each with their own sporting preferences but largely soccer is the most common. In South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya there is also a strong rugby and cricket culture with both countries play…
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yes he did he was born on a plantation in Virginia and Virginia had great fertile soil for planting and Virginia and south coralina actually had the most slave population. when he retired from president he started his own plantation andwhats a plantation whithout slaves, a farm
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Some would say that America, having declared slavery illegal through the enactment of the 13th Amendment, and having fought a civil war which nearly tore this nascent nation asunder, a war which resulted in over 500,000 killed or wounded, has apologized quite adequately in its own blood. However, it…
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tell me about the british imperialism in Africa
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British restrictions had been placed on the Northern expansion of the Boers in an effort to placate the native African population who were at this time resisting any European expansion. The Boers resisted and defied British rule and continued their Northern expansion. The power struggle evolved …
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Richest Black Person in South Africa Patrice Motsepe is believed to be South Africa's richest black person.
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it means for you to shut up
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Blood diamonds are diamonds that are mined by forced labour, traded illegally, and typically fund war, terrorism, mayhem and death to humans.
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Answer The oldest reason in the world: land equals power. I guess you are right but colonizations was mainly due to greed.When gold or diamonds was discovered imperial powers was already half way there.South Africa is a good example,2 x wars were fought over gold in South Africa.Lesser causes we…
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Answer The slaves in the Americas (including the Carribean) came overwhelmingly from West Africa, from the areas that are now Mali, Mauretania, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, for example.
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No because he has not been diagnosed by a therapist and Narcissistic behavior can mimic other mental disorders. It could be you are afraid if you have to make a decision to leave him that you want to set the record straight by telling his family. If anyone would know what he's made out of it would b…
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Atlas Mountains, Ethiopian Highlands, Koip mountains, Drankenberg
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The standard of living in Africa depends on the country. South Africa is one of the best developed in Africa. I am from South Africa and as you can see I have Internet and my own computer. Everything in SA is perfectly normal, just as in any other developed country. The only MAIN thing missing is pr…
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Because the British government granted it.
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Answer If they are only caucasion, then that is what they will be categorized as. .BB what do you mean only caucasian? is being white in such a high pedestal that you can only be full caucasian to be caucasian?
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Answer They were called "Over-seers" and were always male. More often then not they let the power go to their head and could be extremely cruel. They were paid good wages by the plantation owners. The Over-seers job was to be sure slaves worked hard and none escaped and if any slaves escaped the …
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Answer The Egyptian society has been through major changes in the past fifty years, transforming a lot of things upside-down. That at least did not happen before in the Egyptian modern history. Also in that period of time Egypt has witnessed unprecedented rate in its modern history for social mobil…
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The salt broke up ancient African empires because the people with gold traded with the people that had salt,so the people in between could charge the people with gold money.
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Kissing on the cheeks works for everyone (although it may look weird, although not as weird as it would be in the West, for guys to kiss on the cheeks). However, grandchildren from a traditional conservative family usually bow or even try to kiss the knees of their grandparents before they are taken…
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In general sources in history are divided in two primary and secondary. They are important because they teach a child about how was documents written during the time and after that. Also sources hepl history telling how wars were developed.
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Kaffir is of Sanskrit origin, not Arabic. It means 'unbeliever' (of any faith or fact) or 'uncultured' - hence its use in 'Kaffir lime' in Asia - a lime with thick, bumpy skin, and small fruit area inside - an 'uncultured' lime. It went into Dutch too, meaning 'unbeliever' - in this case, not an 'in…
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Plato left for Egypt after Socrates' death. There he studied in a span of 13 years under a Heliopolis priest named Sechnuphis.
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It varied from hundreds to thousands
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latley (august the 1st) America has sent 2.1 billion dollars of funds towards protecting Sudan (check the herald for more), the funds will go toward arms in helping stop the rebels from genecide of their own people. I'm not going to delete the above but we have been talking about this and I don't …
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The goals of 19th and 20th century Imperialism were very often related to the European belief that Europeans were both racially and morally superior to others, particularly Africans. Europeans invaded Africa with the purpose of instilling Christianity into natives as well as introducing western idea…
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I believe Britain wasn't able to maintain their empire there and also through the help and guidance of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkurmah, Ghana gained independence by March of 1957.
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They were brought to the Americas for slavery.
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They worked for their masters. Somethings they did were : Cook, work out in feilds, watch the owners children. They did this for no pay and they did this from sunrise to sundown. they also fingered their masters
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According to Forbes: Mohammed Al Amoudi of Ethiopia is the richest African in the world, with a net-worth of about 9 billion US dollars, placing him 43rd overall in the world. He has investments in Sweden, the Middle-East and Ethiopia. J J Okocha is the richest African football player
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Anthropology is all about human beings. Hence, any topic related to human beings can be the research subject for anthropologists.
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i would say they celebrate valentines day like it is world wide. iwould say they celebrate 04 can you guess what they are?
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Ethiopia is the notable place of ancient civilisation.
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For one, imperialism helped China be the economically strong and communist country it is today. Only after imperialism was an actually "poor" class introduced in China. Many languages of China were lost, along with many traditions. Conditions of the Treaty of NanjingI. Lasting peace between the two…
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"The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on 6 April 1994. A recent French official report blamed current Rwandan President, Paul Kagame. The report - extracts of which appeared in the daily, Le Mo…
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Like Hong Kong, it proseperd.Maybe because of Hong Kong. People from Hong Kong spent a lot of money in Macao. Certainly both colonies were 'saved' from Communism and the horrors of the 'Cultural Revolution'. They advanced ahead of Mainland China considerably.
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new roads and rail links developedpolitical order and government structures were put in placethere was general increase in the standard of living for manyprevention of cruel practises
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1776, when the United States became a country
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The Great Migration refers to the movement of African Americans from the South to the urban North, between 1916 and 1970.
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Gadabuursi are decedents of Imam Samaroon Siciid, they are originally Arabs from present day Iraq. The Gadabursi Kings: The role of the Imam Said Samaroon in Dir History The history of Dir, in the age-Iman's Samaroon Submitted By: Huurshe Mahe Dir! Mahe Dir! Tariikhda Direed my qormeyso, Mana soco…
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How did Islam spread into Africa? - Muhammad and followers moved there and they (along with Arab traders) caused the spread of the religion. Islam's contributions on Africa? - est. of mosques, development of Islamic learning centers, and the Arabic writing system and literacy. West Africa: Rulers …
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Africa has never had a 'World War' at all.
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Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926)Emily Hobhouse is mainly remembered for her key role in exposing the appalling conditions - and the very high death rate - in the concentration camps established by the British Army in South Africa for (some) Boer and black civilians, especially women and children, during t…
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The purpose of the uniformBecause they are from the Methodist Church & men wear that uniform there. It has a very significant meaning. Im not really sure on it all but I'll try:Black: Before you are saved - being a sinner you live in the darkness Red: When Jesus dies - all our sins where washed…
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The Boer Wars (there were two) took place in South Africa.
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350,000 African American soldiers were posted and sent to World War 1's battle fields.
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They were sold because they were thought to be property and tools. As with all tools people bought and sold them as to make money.
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What caused the Rwanda genocide?Ethnic conflict between the Hutus and the Tutsis.This answer was taken from a news article in the "Oxfam Press Release" dated March 30, 2004.The genocide was the product of a political movement in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:…
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dutch people
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I assume you are referring specifically to African slaves taken to the Americas. The first were already slaves in Africa and offered to Europeans by their African owners. When they saw what a profit they could make, they started capturing members of neighboring tribes just to sell them to the white …
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All slaves came from western africa. most slaves came from the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo and Angola. Their tribes where from the Igbo, Bantu, Akan & Ashante,
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Africa is not a failure, but it is true that there is too much poverty and lack of education. This is because African tribes were nomades and when the other countries that are next to Africa defined the limits, they screwed up their system, changing places when the food has run out, so that took Afr…
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Answer Because they wanted to trade to have freedom of religion and to have opportunity
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Answer While they have revised this history several times over the last decades, researchers currently agree that the oldest named species of the genus Homo, Homo habilis, evolved in Africa around two million years ago, and that members of the genus migrated out of Africa somewhat later, at least…
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And another answerThe was a significant amount of greed on the part of Europeans who came to Africa. Their whole attitude was conquer, conquer, conquer! And through conquering those peoples of Africa and setting up Imperial strongholds, they could become wealthy. The idea that they were there to con…
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There were 2 Boer wars. The first was 1880 -1881 and the second from 1899-1902.
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Very little. It is the only country European were never able to colonize. They tried, but they never succeeded. Ethiopia was part of Africa so think of how it afected Africa and try narowing it down to Ethiopia.
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In the first millennium A.D. the Kingdom of Aksum rose to prominence in India. It minted its own currency and traded with Rome, Arabia, Egypt, and India.
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Billions and billions throughout history. Slavery has been around throught most of human civilisation, right from the very beginning and still happening nowadays as well. Slavery has taken many forms and so many people have been slaves that it is impossible to name an exact figure. All that can be s…
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The white plantation owners wanted to rule themselves and the rest of the government. The mulattoes wanted to be equal to the whites and the slaves wanted freedom. As a result, military genius Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated which laid a huge blow to France's economy after Haiti was the major expor…
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