Mar 27- Mali

Mar 27- Mali - MALI Extreme contrast with Nigeria almost a...

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MALI - Extreme contrast with Nigeria, almost a FOIL - Dry savannic winds blow out of Sahara and keep it dry. There is rain if will in th esummer months. Very hot. Niger becomes an inland delta, floods and allows people to grow household crops - Benefits from being dry, no shade for tetse fly to breed in (carries germs to induce sleeping sickness. - Exports: cotton and groundnuts used to be one of the lead exports from Nigerian until oil was discovered - Gold in Mali in extreme West and South (Anglogold is company) - Many emigrants b/c of poverty. Send home remittances - 90% Muslim, 1% Christian, 9% Local religion - 10% Nomads - 80% farmers and fishermen - 250 BC Djene-Djeno started as a trading center. Pre-Islam city, grew out of trade o Strategically located to profit from Niger River trade - Gold + river trade = Pre-Islamic growth - Sundiada- great leader, founder of Mali empire at freatest moment (had been growing since 750) o Not a Muslim. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HI 292 taught by Professor Wylie during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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