Like many other continents in the world Africa has a lot of differences in itself for example there are differences in geography ,language, politics, religion and other things in life due to Africa’s lack of political government over an extended period of time.
This is where grasses begin to shorten, and desert shrubs become evident. Studies show that the precipitation is pretty low, ranging from 1.5 inches(38mm) per year in the west to 0.4 inch (10mm) annually in the east. (Petrov) There are two main reasons cause this area aridity. First, within the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer, it receives much sun radiation, so the air is heated and rise. Approaching the mid-latitude around 39° N, air descends, and subtropical high pressure belt results. That is to say, high pressure brings considerable sunshine, hot summer weather, and very little precipination. The great desert of the world, such as Sahara, Kalahari, and Great Victory Desert, are distributing around subtropical high belts. In the Northern Hemisphere, wind veers toward the right of the direction of travel, which is the Coriolis effect. These prevailing winds blow from the west to the east called westerlies. Taklamakan Desert lies in the leeward slope of the Himalayas, they block a mass of warm, moist air from the Indian Ocean, thus enhances rain shadow
Sahel Region of Africa- A semiarid region of north-central Africa south of the Sahara Desert. That has been afflicted by prolonged periods of extensive
Africa is broken up into the three relatively isolated parts which include north, central, and south (Source 4, emailed chart). The north is a vast desert which has tough weather conditions, it is hard to plant crops.. The central is where much of thee rainforest in the continent grows. The south is seen to have the best weather out of the three parts, however it still very isolated except by sea, though once there only has minor obstacles making it hard to get around. The bad weather conditions also made it very hard to store food in the rainforests, the humidity causing rot (Source 4).
While analyzing the North Africa conflict, a combination of service capabilities would be required to achieve the desired end state of deterring and if necessary, the defeat of Algerian guerilla aggression to prevent regional and global destabilization. Taking into account the current military landscape that exists today, a joint task force (JTF) would be the ideal military response of the United States and collation partner’s while utilizing the regional military assets. Intelligence suggests guerilla forces are capable of a full scale offensive into Morocco in less than 36 hour notice, bringing the factors of time, force and space into consideration.
Although some may think of Africa as being of a single climate and terrain description, in reality a wide variety of land types can be found throughout Africa. How does this wide variety of climates and physical terrains affect human life and settlement patterns on the African continent? Different terrains and climates allowed for different lifestyles for Africans in different regions. Those close to the sea were susceptible to invasion, but had the advantage of maritime trade. Those living more in land were isolated but protected by the diseases visitors would contract that did not affect the locals. Due to the fact that Africa is so massive, it has many
Decolonization has been around for decades and decades. It was not until the late 1800’s when Leopold’s scramble for Africa changed the outcome of the African nation forever. Within Leopold's interest in Africa, hemade some important decisions. One being that to be “in-charge” of the African nation you would 1. Have a physical presence within the state and 2. Become responsible for the welfare of the society of the new state. When this was established it changed the game in terms of want in the African society. While the violence, in ways helps keep population under control, there is a large correlation with decolonization and the increase of violence in African history because it changed the entire fate of the
The countries falling in Sahel region are categorised as developing or underdeveloped countries at large. They are plagued by repeated spells of drought followed by famine. One would imagine, that when developing countries like India battled famine through green revolution as far back as 1905-06 at Bundelkhand, why the Sahel region with fertile land has not been able to do so.
The Sahel is the transition zone in Africa. It has a great typical ecoclimatic and biogeographic reflection of a semi-arid climate. It is located between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna which was historically called the Sudan region to the south. The Sahel crosses the south-central latitudes of Northern Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. And the Sahel has a tropical, hot steppe climate which means the climate there is typically hot, sunny, dry and there are winds all year long. The cause of the hot weather is that the Sahel has a high to very high sunshine duration year-round while the Sahel is near the equator. It has annual sunshine duration between 2,700 hours which is more than about 61% of the daylight hours on other places and 3,500 hours which is more than 79% of the daylight hours. The sunshine duration in the Sahel approaches desert levels, and is comparable to that in the Arabian Desert, even though the Sahel is only a steppe and not a desert. Also the cloud cover of the Sahel is low to very low. Because of the above reasons, the climate is generally hot, with unreliable rains across different seasons. The dry season is usually from October to
In sub Saharan Africa, the region's wild rivers, windswept savannas and sunny skies represent a vast challenge and an enormous opportunity for a region starved for power.
Climate: Africa contains both the world’s largest desert (the Sahara) and the world 's longest river (the Nile).Temperatures are highest in desert areas, particularly the Sahara. They are cooler across the south and in mountainous areas and plateau highlands. Rainfall varies dramatically across Africa.Changing weather patterns, however patterns of weather are changing, both locally and across the continent. The Sahara is the world 's largest low-latitude hot desert. The area is located in the horse latitudes under the subtropical ridge, a significant belt of semi-permanent subtropical, warm-core high pressure where the air from the upper levels of the troposphere tends to sink towards the ground. This steady descending airflow causes a warming and a drying effect in the upper troposphere. The sinking air prevents evaporating water from rising and, therefore, prevents the adiabatic cooling, which makes cloud formation extremely difficult to nearly impossible.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the second largest of the earth 's seven continents, covering about twenty-two percent of the world 's total land area. From its northern most point, to its southern most tip is the distance of nearly five thousand miles (Frederickson & Fossberg, 2014).
Within the history of humanity, war and violence has its origins deeply rooted amongst almost all cultures. Terrorism is a relatively young concept. The differences between war and terrorism are essential in understanding the social distinctions between both forms of aggression. The common phrase, ‘All is fair in love and war,’ suggests that acts of aggression are acceptable because of the context, almost expected. The word ‘terrorism’ by nature denies the act any justification. We can trace and argue the exact moment in which modern terrorism emerged. It was with a group of Russian revolutionaries, “Nardonaya Volya,” which translates into ‘the people’s will’
Countries in the Sahel region face various challenges. Among these challenges frequent climate change, desertification, deforestation, frequent food crises, extreme poverty, rapid population growth are the main ones. Basides to the natural problem of the region some other problems such as ethnic centrism, fragile governance, corruption, unresolved internal tensions, violent extremism and radicalization, illegal trafficking and terrorist-linked security threats affects the peace and security of the people in the Sahel region of Africa. As a result, the Sahel region is one of the poorest and most environmentally degraded and conflict affected areas of the world (European Union External Action Service).