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SENIOR TWO 2020

 

TRADE AS A RESULT OF EXTERNAL CONTACTS IN EAST AFRICA

 

Why did the Arabs and Persians settleon the East African coast?

 

  • The desire to trade in the Ivory, gold and slaves
  • The desire to spread Islam to the Non-Muslims
  • The presence of Good climate at the coast of East Africa
  • The presence of fertile soils along the East African Coast which favoured Agriculture
  • The existence of Monsoon trade winds which blew the Dhows to and from Arabia
  • The presence of good deep natural harbours at the coast of East Africa
  • The internal strife and civil wars in Saudi Arabia forced the Arabs to move to East Africa
  • The existence of religious and political persecutions in Arabia after the death of Mohamed
  • The presence of sweet and fresh drinking water at the coast of East Africa
  • Love for adventure and exploration among the Arabs led them to come to east Africa
  • They were attracted by the wealth of the coastal towns like Kilwa, Mombasa, Malindi, Pemba, Zanzibar,  Mafia