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Before the Roman As the desert dries up in Africa around 2000 BC a group of people are being isolated in the mountain of northwest Africa They remained at an early form of civilization still hunting animal and settling simple agriculture The Greek called them Libyans Roman called them Africans Numidians and Moors Around 1000 BC the Phoenicians began to use North Africa as a trade route from Syria to Span They build settlements coastal settlements for their shits to rest at The Phoenicians has no interest in Africa as a resource however the Africans are amazed by the ports and start trading wheat with the Phoenicians By the sixth century BC the Greeks start to settle on Sicily Island and attempts push the Phoenicians southward The Phoenicians start to struggle with Greek for hundred years In the end the Greeks won and the Phoenicians begins exploring Africa while trying to look a place for new resources They build Carthage Soon the Carthaginians builds a strong country using farming as resources and Africans as army Africa and Rome By the third century BC Carthage had become such a great power that Roman was both jealous and fear of it In 264BC a series of Punic War happened between Roman and Carthage In 146 BC the third Punic War ended and Roman had control over the whole know Africa The Roman formed settlement in the most fertile part Africa Vetus and the rest of the territory was left to Masinissa the king of Numidia After the death of Masinissa his son Micipsa has the throne Micipsa soon realized that one of his dead brothers sons Jugurtha would threaten his sons power So he send Jugurtha fighting for the Roman hoping he would be killed However Jugurtha lived and made many friends in the Roman When he returned to Africa the Roman commander Scipio Africanus send a recommend letter to Micipsa Micipsa took the hints and
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