What goods came from Africa?
The main items traded were gold and salt. The gold mines of West Africa provided great wealth to West African Empires such as Ghana and Mali. Other items that were commonly traded included ivory, kola nuts, cloth, slaves, metal goods, and beads.
Where did Africa originally come from?
One of the most popular suggestions for the origins of the term ‘Africa’ is that it is derived from the Roman name for a tribe living in the northern reaches of Tunisia, believed to possibly be the Berber people. The Romans variously named these people ‘Afri’, ‘Afer’ and ‘Ifir’.
How did trade start in Africa?
The transatlantic slave trade began during the 15th century when Portugal, and subsequently other European kingdoms, were finally able to expand overseas and reach Africa. The Portuguese first began to kidnap people from the west coast of Africa and to take those they enslaved back to Europe.
Where did traders come from and what did they bring?
North Africa and the southern part of West Africa. What did traders travel in? huge caravans Where did the traders come from? the north What did they cross the Sahara with (3)? salt, copper, and cowrie shells What were cowrie shells used as? money What did traders from the southern part of West Africa bring? ivory, slaves, and gold
Where was Ghana located between two areas that wanted to trade?
Where was Ghana located? between two areas that wanted to trade What were these areas? North Africa and the southern part of West Africa. What did traders travel in? huge caravans Where did the traders come from? the north What did they cross the Sahara with (3)? salt, copper, and cowrie shells What were cowrie shells used as? money
Where did the slave trade take place in Africa?
Millions of slaves were also transported within the continent, usually from Central Africa and Madagascar to North Africa and the European colony of South Africa. Millions of Africans died in the slave trade.
Why is the African Free Trade Area important?
The trade area also seeks to resolve the challenges of multiple and often overlapping membership of regional trade blocs, such as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), Ecowas in West Africa, Sadc in the south and the East African Community. So what happens next? This is just the start of a journey, which could last up to 2035.