The History of Central and Eastern Africa
Amy McKenna Senior Editor, Geography and History
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Jan 15, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
The abundance of natural resources endemic to central and eastern Africa has been critical in shaping the trajectory of the civilizations that have made the region their home. Like the rest of the continent, however, the areas riches also made them vulnerable to slave traders and colonizers who left a devastating legacy in their wake. This engrossing selection documents the history of a region that witnessed some of the world s most brutal and destructive conflicts as well as the birth of several groups who continue to fight for justice and peace in the region.
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19th century Addis Ababa administration Aksum Arab army Bantu Bantu languages became began Belgian Bokassa Britain British Bunyoro Burundi capital Central Africa Central African Republic centre Christian Chwezi clan coastal colonial conflict Congo River Congolese constitution country’s coup Democratic Republic Djibouti dominated early East Africa East African coast eastern economic elections emperor Eritrea established Ethiopia European forces French Gabon German government’s Horn of Africa Hutu independence interior Islam islands Italian ivory Kasavubu Kenya Kenyatta Kibaki Kikuyu Kilwa king kingdom labour Lake Victoria land later leaders Leopold Maasai mainland Menilek ment military missionaries Mobutu Mogadishu Mombasa Muslim National neighbours northern Nyerere Obote Odinga Oromo party People’s political population Portuguese president protectorate rebels Red Sea regime region rule rulers Rwanda Sa‘īd Sassou-Nguesso slave trade Somali southern sultan Tanganyika Tanzania territory Tigray tion Tomé Treaty troops Tutsi Uganda western World Zanzibar