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What kinds of geographical features does Africa have?
several rivers including the Nile, Niger, Zambezi
mountains on eastern and northern edges(Mount Kilimanjaro)
desert - Sahara
Great Rift Valley
What is the world's largest desert?
Sahara Desert
What are savannas?
grassy tree-dotted plains
Contrast the dry season with the rainy season on the savannas?
dry season - grass turns brown, ground dries and cracks

rainy season - new grass and leaves sprout up, water available for crops and animals
What role do Africa's savannas serve?
farming of grains
What crops did early farmers domesticate?
millet and sorghum
Why did farmers set fire to the savannas?
to clear the land for farming or to make room for the growth of new grass for the herds