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  • Kola Nut In West African Culture

    The kola nut is not eaten for nutritional value, instead it is considered a culturally significant food. The people of West Africa developed traditions that established unity with the kola nut as the central element. It was used in most commonly in ceremonies but also as a healing herb. The increasing necessity for kola nuts expanded the trade in West Africa to keep up a steady supply. In the 1500’s, the Portuguese were the first begin developing trading relationships with Africans. The…

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  • Mali Empire Eq

    Mali Empire EQ: How did the expansion of trade and the movement of people affect societies? I. The expansion of trade and the movement of people in the Mali Empire, located in West Africa, affected them via, developing dominance in trans-Sharan trade route, evolving their devotion to Islam, administrating them to embrace an educational system based on Islam, and engaging in the expansion of land. II. The expansion of trade and the movement of people affected the Mali empire by developing…

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  • The Gullah And Geechea

    The Gullahs, also referred to as the Geechee in some parts of the south, are West African slaves that were brought to the New World to work on the plantations in the lowcountry along the southeastern coast of the United States, from the Cape Fear River in North Carolina to the St. John 's River in Florida. This coastal region with its many barrier islands is separated from the mainland by creeks, rivers, and marshes. The islands were accessible only by boat until the first bridges were built…

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  • Epic Of Sundiata Analysis

    influential prince who founded the Mali Empire. In The Epic of Sundiata, we learn the historical context of Sundiata, the importance of Sogolon Kokalon and Balla Fasseke, the details that explain the long distance trade, the universal religion, and West African history. The story of Sundiata is known today because of griots, which are oral storytellers who kept the tradition alive from generation to generation. The historical context within The Epic…

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  • Kingdom Of Benin Essay

    The Kingdom of Benin Kingdom of Benin, was an independent country located in West Africa, in the fifteenth century, it was the major power of the West Africa, which is the south west of Nigeria currently. It was first discovered by the Portuguese, when the Portuguese traders built some business relationship with the merchants of Benin, and this was the first cultural encounter between Benin and Europe, but how exactly did this cultural encounter influence on the people of Benin? And How Did it…

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  • Opn Imo Case Study

    BACKGROUND The Overview of the Nigeria Education Sector The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country is in the West African sub-region, bordered by Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria currently has 36 states with a Federal Capital Territory and a population of over 150 million people. Osun state is one of the 36 states in Nigeria; it is located in the south western part of the country with a population of over 3…

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  • Civilizing Mission Analysis

    The “civilizing mission” purpose is to introduce the hardships that are caused by the combination of the Gold Coast culture and the English way in life. In 1874 the English rules was to under the Gold Coast, in which the English had to banish slavery in Britain, their colonies had a hard time in accomplishing the transition from slavery to freedom for everyone. In their hard times they had to deal with hardships, imposing new rules to the city housing, road work, decision-making, and what…

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  • Poisonous Electronics In Ghana Essay

    Poisonous Electronics in Ghana When I first think of Africa the word desert comes to mind. After reading books and learning about Africa in core discussions I have gained so much more insight as to what Africa is all about. Africa is a very diverse continent with many cultures and a very large population. Although there are many countries in Africa, I will be focusing on a country in Western Africa, Ghana. Many are unaware of the electronic wastelands in Ghana, tons of used appliances are being…

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  • All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes Summary

    society. Ms. Angelou moved to Ghana because she believed that she was a descendent of West African tribes. She thought that the instant the she arrived she would be welcomed with wide open arms by the natives. Unfortunately, when she arrived in Africa she came to find that the natives paid little attention to the Black Americans and even looked down on them. She was disappointed to find that her idea of Africa was not what actually came to be.…

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  • Effects Of Poverty In Africa

    Although Africa has a vast number of natural resources and rich, as a whole they are in poverty and in crisis. Since the time of the colonization of Africa, Africa was exploited of their resources. Some of these countries only received their impendences in the 70’s and 80’s In modern times regime changes , company and government corruption, and organization lead to countries and companies exploiting Africa’s resources for their own gain. Like in ancient times before democratic elections…

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