How do Africa’s landforms and climate affect economic development today? What natural resources might independent Africa exploit more profitably?

Instructions:
o Your answers MUST be comprehensive and should include information from the
REQUIRED readings, lectures and class discussions.
o Include Author(s) last name, date of publication and page number(s) of actual
quote(s) from the text – Examples (Shillington, 2012:15); (Bohannan & Curtin,
1995: 28).
o Include Author(s) last name, and date of publication for paraphrased information
– Example (Shillington, 2012); (Bohannan & Curtin, 1995).
o DO NOT quote information from Video(s)/Documentary film(s) shown or not shown in
class.
o Answer two questions from the following two sections. Please read the instructions in
each section.
Section (1)
All Students Must answer the following question:

  1. Examine the concept of Africa as a “dark continent.” What was the basis for this view?
  2. Section (2)
    Please answer ONLY ONE of the following questions:
  3. How do Africa’s landforms and climate affect economic development today? What natural resources might independent Africa exploit more profitably?
  4. How would acceleration of current trends in Africa’s changing climate affect Africans?
    To what extent could technology improve on Africa’s uneven distribution of water?