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Grade 6-10-These available titles are generously illustrated with colourful images, maps, and transparent charts, graphs, and different statistical facts. they aren't damaged right down to supply wide info on person international locations, yet really speak about the areas as a complete. Oppong offers a close view of African geography, tradition, fiscal status, and political heritage. The publication concludes with a long time line and a further-reading checklist that's heavy on different titles through the writer. Phillips does a great activity of organizing every one subject via offering transparent and defined info. The study is easily performed, and knowledge and statistics are modern. The time line starts in 1,700,000 B.C. with the looks of Java guy and ends with the 2004 tsunami. priceless additions for learn and normal interest.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library process, Ponte Vedra seashore, FL

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1450 1460–1591 Oyo Empire is based. Songhai Empire is in strength. 1400–1950 ecu Exploration and Colonization of Africa 1444–1445 Portuguese make touch with Sub-Saharan Africa. 1471 Portuguese arrive within the Gold Coast. 1479 Portuguese construct Elmina fort on West African Coast. 1482 Portuguese commence development Elmina fortress at the Gold Coast. 1488 Bartholomew Diaz is going round the Cape of fine wish. 1490 First Portuguese missionaries visit Congo. 1652 Dutch determine colony at Cape of excellent desire, South Africa. one hundred ten MWC_Afria_BM 6/4/05 8:55 AM web page 111 historical past AT a look The Atlantic Slave exchange 1497 Vasco da Gama [Portuguese] sails to East Africa. 1510 First slaves are shipped to Spanish colonies in South the United States through Spain. 1518 First direct cargo of slaves is going from Africa to the Americas. 1780s Slave exchange is at its top. 1807 British abolish slave alternate. 1808 Sierra Leone is asserted a colony. 1814 The Dutch outlaw slave exchange. 1816 Gambia is occupied via the British. 1820 British settlers land on japanese Cape. 1822 Liberia colony is confirmed by way of returning former slaves. 1834 British legislation is handed pointing out possession of slaves unlawful. 1847 Liberia announces independence. 1848 Slavery is abolished in the course of the French Empire. 1865 thirteenth modification abolishes slavery within the u . s . a .. 1869 Portugal abolishes slavery. 1867 First diamonds are present in Hopetown, Cape Colony, South Africa. 1869 The Suez Canal is finished. 1872 Cape Colony is made self-governing. Pre-independence 1884–1885 The Berlin convention walls Africa one of the eu powers. 1885 First telegraph cable is laid among West Africa and Europe. 1896 Asantehene (king of Asanti) is pressured into exile by way of the British. 1912 ANC is confirmed as South African local Congress. 1914–1918 1920 international warfare I happens. The nationwide Congress of British West Africa is tested with branches in Sierra Leone, Gambia, Nigeria and the Gold Coast, calling for elected aspect in territorial legislature. 111 MWC_Afria_BM 6/4/05 8:56 AM web page 112 background AT a look 1922 Egypt profits independence. 1925 West African scholars’ Union is based in London. 1935 Italy invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia). 1936 Emperor Haile Selassie is going into exile. 1939 global conflict II starts off. 1941 Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Ethiopia. 1942 West Africans Burma crusade. 1944 Kenya Africa Union verified; syndicat Agricole Africain shaped in Ivory Coast by means of Felix Houphouet-Boigny. 1950–present Decolonization and Independence 1948 First apartheid laws passes in South Africa. 1957 Ghana turns into the 1st self sustaining African state. 1958 All-African People’s convention convenes in Accra. 1960 Congo is granted independence from Belgium. 1962 Algeria profits independence from France. 1963 association for African team spirit is shaped. Independence earlier than WW2 Ethiopia, Liberia, Egypt. Fifties Libya, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Guinea. 1960 Cameroon, Togo, Senegal, Mali, Madagascar, Zaire, Somalia, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso (originally top Volta/Haute Volta), Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Chad, important African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Nigeria, Mauritania.

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