Africa Issues

Northern, Central, and Southern Africa Problems

The First Problem: Desertification

Desertification is a type of land deformation in which a dry land regions become increasingly more dry, and loses bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. It is caused by a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Occurs in Central Africa.

The Second Problem: Overpopulation

When the amount of people is greater than the amount of resources being used. Results in depletion of resources, mortality rate decrease, immigration increase, and an increase in births. Occurs in Central Africa.

The Third Problem: Apartheid

Apartheid is the segregation of races that are enforced by the government through laws. It happened because the British thought they were better than the Black races. This is a problem in South Africa.

The Fourth Problem: Genocide

Genocide is the slaughtering of large groups and ethnicities of people. This occurred in Rwanda because their president died and the French took action against the Rwandans (Tutsi) for the rocket attack he carried out.

The Fifth Problem: Civil Wars

Civil wars are wars that are fought between the peasants and military of that country. This has occurred in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Libya, Mali, and Ivory Coast.
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The Sixth and Final Problem: Diseases

Diseases are disorders of structures or functions in a human body, they also cause various symptoms some physical and others mental. In Africa the main diseases are Tuberculosis, Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS, and respiratory infections.
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How a Lack of Education Relates to these Problems

A lack of education relates to these problems by not being able to cure these diseases or at least help out the situations that are occurring especially diseases. The Apartheid relates to Civil wars because the segregation of races makes one race feel under powered, so they fight to get the prestige back. Finally, Overpopulation leads to Genocides because the more people that you have the more bad influences are produced and will eventually not be able to be controlled.

Rites of Passages

A Rite of Passage is a ceremony marking an important stage in someone's life. Some times when this could occur is at birth, puberty, marriage, and death. Some things people may do are naming ceremonies, and physical harm to prove you are a man.
African Rites of Passage for Girls


The Swahili are natives to Zanzibar and the coastal region. Swahili can also be interpreted at a Bantu language used across East Africa.
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Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time, or in other terms being in different relationships while one of more than one are already going on. Polygamy takes place all over Africa, but it mainly takes place in South Africa.
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The Bantu are a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken in Central and Southern Africa. The people included in this are the Swahili, Xhosa, and the Zulu.
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