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Explain four problems facing river transport in Africa.

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  1. silting at the river mouths hinder the development of ports and make rivers shallow
  2. presence of floating vegetation e.g sudd in Sudan hinders movement of boats
  3. presence of Rapids and water falls hinder the vessels
  4. shallow narrow fast flowing water is not suitable for navigation
  5. season fluctuation of water in the rivers as they pass through different climatic regions hinders movement
  6. some rivers pass through unproductive areas hence it is uneconomical to develop
  7. inadequate technology hinders the process of developing river transport
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