They are culturally diverse.
The main language is Swahili.
Most countries are European colonies.
Many women are moving to cities for work.
It is the only region of Africa with cities of more than 1 million people.
Urbanization is a growing trend.
More people of European descent live here than any other African region.
Agriculture is the main type of employment.
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In general, countries near the coast are richer, and inland countries are poorer.
People in coastal communities usually live in clans.
Inland countries have rich oil and mineral resources.
Central Africa is the richest region of Africa.
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To build cities
Blacks were not allowed to work in white areas.
Blacks could not own land.
Blacks wages were 25% of white wages.
Blacks could only settle on 8% of the land.
Blacks were forced to live in homelands.
Blacks could not vote.
Blacks could not enter areas designated for whites only.
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The black majority violently overthrew the white government.
Other countries put economic pressure on South Africa by ending trade relationships.
The white citizens of South Africa democratically voted to give blacks citizenship rights.
F.W. de Klerk resigned as president of South Africa.
Blacks and whites now have equal access to business ownership and high-paying jobs.
Blacks now exceed whites in terms of income and education.
Although apartheid has ended, whites are still in control of much of the nation's wealth.
New laws have been enacted forbidding whites from starting businesses.