Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students Edition 1. by John Middleton

By John Middleton

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Based at the scholarship within the acclaimed educational Encyclopedia of Africa, that's aimed toward university and graduate scholars, this paintings offers Africa, from Egypt to Cape city and from prehistoric instances to the current day, in a structure that's inviting to highschool scholars. The 4-vol. set spans many disciplines with its articles on animals, meals, vacation trips and fairs, tribal teams, ecology, song and artwork, alternate and the financial system, geography, faith, folklore, and fossil and skeletal discoveries. (20021101)

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1 1483 Portuguese explorers reach Angola 1975 Portugal grants Angola independence. 1976 MPLA establishes the People’s Republic of Angola. 1990 MPLA establishes a multiparty democracy. 1992 Formation of the democratic Republic of Angola. eaten like potatoes. Other major crops include maize*, potatoes, beans, millet (a type of grain), bananas, peanuts, rice, and wheat. During the colonial period, Angola grew several profitable cash crops* for export, including cotton and coffee. These commercial crops declined dramatically after independence as a result of changing economic policies and years of civil war.

AL-MANSUR See Mansur, al-. Amhara * indigenous native to a certain place T he Amhara and the Tigrinya, indigenous* peoples of ETHIOPIA, make up the group commonly known as Abyssinians. Both the Amhara and the Tigrinya are descendants of the founders of the ancient kingdom of AKSUM, and both speak Semitic languages. Originally based in the Ethiopian highlands, the Amhara gradually spread out to settle a large area of central Ethiopia. The Tigrinya live 23 africa_vol1 1/14/03 9:07 AM Page 24 Amhara mainly in Tigre province and ERITREA.

The idea of white supremacy and racial discrimination had been accepted in South Africa before 1948, and white South African governments had put various segregationist policies into effect. However, it was not until after the 1948 elections, won by the pro-segregation National Party, that these policies became law. During the 1950s and 1960s, the South African government passed a number of laws that classified people by race. These laws deprived blacks, Coloureds, and Asians of most basic rights—taking away their property, restricting their movement and activities within the country, and forcing blacks to relocate to special “reserves” apart from white society.

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