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Kush
an egyptianized segment of Nilo-Saharan speaking Nubians built the earliest known literate and politically unified civilization and colonized Nubia. The capital Kerma had been a major trading outpost for Middle Kingdom Egypt. The hyskos invaded but they came through, and conquered lower and upper Nubia.
Askumite Empire
a very powerful trading state…gave the final blow to the Kushite empire. Major Ivory and elephant market of northeastern Africa. Red sea location helped with trade routes. Ruled by vassles and kings. First tropical state to use coinage. Askumite empire reached its height when the rise of arab Islamic power. After this it became very isolated.
Meriotic Empire
King Ruled by Customary Law, there was a royal election systemm. Many monuments were built at this time. Increasingly isolate because of the Assyrians and Persians, they developed unique ways of life. center of Iron industry. Defeated in the fourth century.
Bantu Migration
Bantu Language is found in almost all parts of africa, it mixes with the other languages, Bantu Cultures became fully interwoven with those of the peoples among them. How they did this is still a mystery.
How have Africa's geography and climate affeced its historical development?
The soil can't be used year round for agriculture and water shortage is a major problem also.