Geography of Africa Course Description: This course aims at giving to students a basic knowledge of concepts and approaches of geography and shows their relevance to economic development within the context of Africa. The content of this course comprises the following aspects:  Geography of Africa Description the Physical landscape of Africa: position, size, shape, geological basis, geomorphology, topography, climate, water resources, vegetation, and related animal and insect life. Desertification; cultural genesis and the processes of diffusion and territorial organization, Factors of economic and social modernization: population, Mining, agriculture/livestock, fishing, forest resources, industrialization, transport, communications, urbanization, energy resources and tourism. Trade and Regional common markets; continent-wide economic co-operation and international integration, hindrances and prospects for development of Africa.