AFRICA. Communication in Africa. Cherryl J. Nieves Ortiz And Dariana Martinez. Class: English 115 N. March 17, 2010. introduction.
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Communication in Africa
Cherryl J. Nieves Ortiz
Class: English 115 N
March 17, 2010
Africa is the third continent of the world by geographical area. Africa are interesting , because is very big and have many countries and different stile of life.
Reflects the influence of many invaders, both European and Arab, giving the region Islamic flavor and a common Arabic language.
Dating from 4500 years ago, ancient Egypt is the oldest and most dynamic of all early kingdoms known to have flourished on the continent of Africa. Egypt’s early strength was the Nile River, the longest river in the whole world. It runs from two little rivers–the White Nile, which runs from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile in the Nubian Mountains.
Trade routes developed across Africa in several places. Early African people lived in small family groups. Parents, children and grandparents formed clans with other families. Larger clans became tribes.
The economy of Africa consists of the trade, industry, and resources of the people of Africa. As of 2006, approximately 922 million people were living in 54 different countries. Africa is the world's poorest inhabited continent.
More than 1,000 different languages are spoken in Africa.
Main article: Christianity in Africa Although Christianity existed far before the rule of King Ezana the Great of the Kingdom of Axum, the religion took a strong foot hold when it was declared a state religion in 330 AD.
The majority of Africans are adherents of the Abrahamic religions: Islam and Christianity. Both religions are widespread throughout Africa. These religions are often adapted to African cultural contexts and indigenous belief systems. It was estimated in 2000 that Christians form 40.6% of Africa's population, and Muslims forming 45%
The Republic of South Africa is a constitutional democracy with a three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary, operating in a nearly unique system that combines aspects of parliamentary and presidential systems.