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West africa

  1. 1.    Blood Diamond       By : Martin Gonzalves,Kevin Irving and Tyler Kuzava        
  2. 2.                             Blood Diamond       The trade in diamonds originating in conflict zones.Sometimes called blood diamonds IT has helped pay for wars in Africa that have killed millions in Angola, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Congo.The diamonds, also known as "conflict diamonds," are usually uncut and acquired by violent means such as forced labor.The diamonds are sold at high cost or traded for arms to support rebels and conflict.  
  3. 3.                                               Timbuktu       Timbuktu is an old city located in Mali, Africa on the edge of Niger   River River. Saharan desert. In the 12 th century, this city became a popular trading center for many African countries because of its great position at the end of the trans-Saharan caravan route and near the Niger River. It quickly became very wealthy, which attracted a large amount of people. In the 14th century Timbuktu became an important focal point of the gold-salt trade. With the influx of North African merchants came the settlement of Muslim scholars. It made little difference that the Tuareg regained control of the city in 1433; they ruled from the desert, and, though they plundered periodically, trade and learning continued to flourish.
  4. 4.                                                                                                                                          West Africa Geography         To the north lies Sahara, the largest desert in the world. Equatorial area is covered by tropical rain forests. Farther south there are areas of grassy flat highlands giving way to coastal plains. Major mountain ranges include Atlas in the north and Ruwenzri on the Uganda-Zaire border.
  5. 5.                   Climate of West Africa     West Africa, if one includes the western portion of the MaghrebWestern Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, occupies an area in excess of 6,140,000 km 2 , or approximately one-fifth of Africa. The vast majority of this land is plains lying less than 300 meters above sea level, though isolated high points exist in numerous countries along the southern shore of the region.
  6. 6.                                    Dinga Cisse       Ghana - Leader  Is Dinga Cisse. ghana,there were many accounts of who he was but all reports emphasise that  that he was an outsider who came from afar.   .

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