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Question: How did the geography of early East Africa affect its trade!?
And how did its trade compare to today's economy!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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the answern below its all bull, dont get confused!.

its position was far from civilzation, it didnt have an easy acces to the sea, its rivers couldnot be used for trade they were interrupted by great waterfalls and rapid, and because of its weather there was alot of malaria!.

still they traded int the coast: ivory, some gold, ebony, skins, and slaves mainly to arabic traders in places like zanzibar and lamuWww@QuestionHome@Com

Well, in ancient times, a river was the major source for trade and commerce!. The river not only brought silt [which allowed for farming and civilization] but it allowed for travel to other places for trade!. The Nile River is a great example!. Additionally, during Medieval times, East Africa was geographically in a great place!. It was in between Asia and Europe and allowed for trade routes to pass through, such as the Silk Road!. Hope that helps, good luck!Www@QuestionHome@Com