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    “Natural disasters are terrifying - that loss of control, this feeling that something is just going to randomly end your life for absolutely no reason is terrifying. But, what scares me is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of civility and society are obliterated.”- Eli Roth Survival in the Sahara desert is hard and challenging, but it’s even more challenging when the people who live there make their are ruining their environment by doing things like draining their water sources, making their clean water saltier, and hunting for sport.. So furthermore, there are solution and laws that can be made, the question is who will follow them? As shown above, one reason they are ruining their ecosystem is because of their…

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    The Sahara greatly hindered cultural diffusion in Africa. The dry climate and soil was not good for a healthy farmland, and this made it impossible for fruit and vegetables that humans need to survive. The drinking water was limited to one area in Chad or underground reservoirs which means humans could not survive. Trading was not an option, because no one could cross the desert back and forth to trade with other regions. All of these factors make for a poor economy and low human survival rate.…

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    because of economic, social and maybe political interests (106). The city traded goods and resources with West Africa, the Niger river and the Bani River (106). Jenne-Jeno gained revenue from the Saharan trade, placing the Middle Niger on the map for great contributions to economic growth (106). Jenne-Jeno proved that the Middle Niger played an important role in the creation of African history (106). 4. The Sahara Desert was a huge barrier that kept people from traveling to surrounding cities…

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    One reason that Mali was a site of cultural exchange was because of its strategic placement. The Empire of Mali’s location was great for trade, especially the Trans-Saharan-Trade. Located along the upper Niger river around the southern Sahara, the gold and salt trade thrived. The Niger river was an important factor of the trade, because the gold would flow up to where Mali was, thus making it easy to control the trade. Eventually, the word that Mali had riches of gold spread, attracting several…

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    that damage done by animals is exacerbated by wind and water that carry away fertile topsoil and leave behind non-usable dust and sand. Additionally, according to the UNCCD, desertification is highly tied to poverty and global inequality. 52% of agricultural land is becoming degraded, and of the two billion people whose livelihoods depend upon ecosystems threatened by desertification, 90% live in developing countries. In Sub-Saharan African countries such as Mali, Nigeria, Chad, and Sudan,…

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    The Anti-Bullying Club As I set my books down at my desk for first period literacy class, I realized Stacey Sullivan was snickering at me from behind. I ignored her and continued to sit down. But, as soon as I did so, I totally regretted it. Ppbblltt! Great. The classic whoopee cushion prank. The whole class erupted in laughter, and I felt my face get as hot as the Sahara Desert. “P. U., Erika! What did you eat for breakfast this morning? A can of beans?” Stacey shouted loud enough for the…

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    The Silk Road traded many things because of all the countries it goes through. The main good is silk from China which was very rare because only China knew how to make it.They also traded pottery, paper, and gunpowder. These were all invented by China and a lot of people wanted it especially Romans. Moreover, India traded goods such as, spices. Slaves, metals and weapons, ivory, pearls, and precious gems. Then there was the Byzantine Empire Empire. This was known as the “gateway to Europe”…

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    The logical thinking, chance taking, and rational of Santiago and the people he encounters on his journey teaches the audience the importance of decision making. Although some decisions can turn out to be a regretful one; mainly they are for the better allowing more success in life. Some life changing for better decisions is the one Santiago makes with the gypsy women about the charge for her services along with the dispute with the crystal merchant about building the display. These are just a…

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    Iron Smelting In Africa

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    Traders from Lebanon, from 1000 B.C.E, spread iron-working technology west through Mediterranean along the North African coastline. Settlements became colonies, Carthage was the most important. Berbers supplied them with food and the Phoenician-Berbers became Carthaginians. They explored the Atlantic coast of north-west Africa, possibly to Cape Blanc by 400 B.C.E. Carthaginian power (800-500 B.C.E.) was partly based on trans-Saharan trade. Berber pastoralists controlled the trade, and had…

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    The Ghana Empire

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    The Ghana Empire The Ghana Empire was one of the three major West African empires, and first started when Berbers, group of nomadic people came to an area called Kumbi, or Kumbi Saleh, which is near the modern day southeastern Mauritania and Mali, close to the Sahara desert. Ancient Ghana was not in the same location as the present day Ghana. Instead, it was located about 400 miles northwest of the present day Ghana. Eventually, Soninke clans began to control the kingdom. The name ‘Ghana’…

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