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Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

TermDefinition
Sahel semi-arid region bordering the Sahara
river basin lowland area draining a river
navigable rivers deep enough for ships to travel through
canopy topmost layer of forest
savanna hot, seasonal dry grassland
arable land good for growing crops
deforestation loss of forests
trade network routes used for trading goods
colonies created for getting natural resources
colonies created as market for selling goods
colonies some created to supply traders
European colonies ignored African boundaries
civil war conflict between groups within a country
negative trade balance when imports are more than exports
corruption using power for personal gain
coup forceful overthrow of government
microcredit small loans to poor for starting own business
Namib Desert coastal desert in Namibia
Okavango Delta inland delta in Botswana
Serengeti Plain savanna in Kenya & Tanzania w/ large migrating herds of wildlife
poaching illegally hunting animals
ecotourism tours planned to observe wildlife & support conservation
apartheid separation of whites and blacks in South Africa
embargo ban limiting / stopping trade with a nation
indigenous native plants, animals, people
South Sudan became country in 2011
genocide attempt to destroy an entire group of people
terrorism using violence to create fear
NGOs nongovernmental organizations
NGOs help to deal with problems with private funding
Created by: MISworld