Why was the Nile River important for the rise of successful states in North Africa? Your answer should show that you are able to take into consideration African, Western, and other perspectives when conducting analyses of African realities and history. No research is required to answer this question. The course materials should be more than enough to provide you with the information needed to answer the question.

Africa in World History: From Prehistory to the Present. (3rd Ed.)
Gilbert, Erik and Jonathan Reynolds
Pearson (2012)