Presentation on theme: "Warm-up Please come in and pick up the map worksheet from the table."— Presentation transcript:
1 Warm-up Please come in and pick up the map worksheet from the table. "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." — Martin Luter King Jr.Agree?
12 By the 1950’s, the Europeans had lost the will and financial resources to hold onto their colonies. They set withdrawal dates and just “left” without much thought given to the infrastructure they left behind.Landlocked countries12
13 The borders of the countries of Africa have created several major problems that can be attributed to the Geography of the current borders.Colonialism destroyed many of Africa’s indigenous ruling bodies, and their cultural traditions.Where do most Africans have their first loyalty?
14 Even if landlocked countries have river access to the ocean, all of Africa’s major rivers have waterfalls and rapids that prohibit large ship traffic.
15 Conflicts since the 1990s Civil war in Liberia Civil war in Sierra LeoneCivil War in UgandaCivil War in Congo (ongoing)Sudan (southern and Darfur)Collapse of the government in SomaliaCivil War in EthiopiaEthnic conflicts in KenyaEthnic conflicts in NigeriaRwandaLibyaEgyptTunisiaMorocco
16 If so much conflict is caused by the borders left behind by the Europeans, why can’t the countries work together to “re-draw” those boundaries?
18 Desertification AIDS Malaria Poverty Internal wars Debt Famine Issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa today:DesertificationAIDSMalariaPovertyInternal warsDebtFamine
19 Many of the issues of Africa today are still laid at the footprint of European colonialism, which ended in the 1960’s.Is there a “statute of limitations” on blame?
20 Quiz1) True or False. South Africa is the only developed country in Africa.2) True or False. Africa has very few resources.3) Name 3 physical disadvantages contributing to Africa’s economic situation.4) Where can you find a shatterbelt in Africa?5) Name one way colonialism negatively impacted Africa today.