By John Middleton
Offering a finished examine the continent of Africa and the nations that include it, this booklet describes its peoples and cultures, tune and artwork, alternate and financial system, vacation trips and fairs, tribal teams, ecology, faith, fossil and skeleton discoveries, the land and its heritage, artwork and structure and everyday life. It examines Africa from prehistoric instances to the current day.
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Here Eritrean women protest the killing of civilians. * nationalize to bring land, industries, or public works under state control or ownership * socialist relating to an economic or political system based on the idea that the government or groups of workers should own and run the means of production and distribution of goods * communist relating to communism, a system in which land, goods, and the means of production are owned by the state or community rather than by individuals 34 and declared Eritrea a province of Ethiopia.
The other is the West African coastal region from GUINEA to Angola. Between these two regions, Congo (Kinshasa) contains some 60 percent of Africa’s hydroelectric resources. However, only half of this potential energy can be tapped with existing technology. The main energy source in Africa is fuelwood. Nearly a quarter of the land in sub-Saharan* Africa is covered by forest. Some countries, such as SWAZILAND, are thickly forested, while others such as MALAWI have almost no wooded areas. The heavy use of fuelwood has raised a serious concern about deforestation*.