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African nations win independence from european nations after many years of resistance. the new nations stuggle with the political and econmic legency of colonialism.
Eight western european nations divide africa into colnies where by.
Europeans initiate trade of enslaved africans to the americans. arabs trade slaves in the east. some african societies also paricipate in the trade.
Ottoman Turks conqur African states of Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and egypt, consolidating the influnce of islam in north africa.
East Africa Swahili speaking states grew from trading with China ( silk, porcelan), India (spices, rice, cotton, cloth), and pearls, fabric).
Great empires grew the by controling trans-Saharan trade of gold, salt, and other goods, Ghana maintained it's traditional religion while mail and Songhai were influnced by islam
The Muslim faith spreads from the Middle East to North, West, and East Africa, mixing with Arabic and Arifican cultures.
Gradual migrations of bantu-speaking peoples spread ironworking technology throughout sub-Saharan Africa.