November 2022

THE GREAT BERBERS OF NORTH AFRICA

THE AFRICAN BERBERS The Berbers, or Berber, has a number of meanings, including a language, a culture, a location, and a group of people: most prominently it is the collective term used for dozens of tribes of pastoralists, indigenous people who herd sheep and goats and live in northwest Africa today. Despite this simple description, Berber …

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THE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION OF THE YORUBA COMMUNITY

THE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION OF THE YORUBA COMMUNITY Yoruba Religion The monumental work of Idowa on Yoruba religion has continued to be a major reference work.15 Again, satisfactory groundwork has been done by many other scholars of anthropology, sociology, theology, philosophy, history, comparative religion and others. In this circumstance, it is not always necessary to reinvent …

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NOTIONS OF DECENCY IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE

NOTIONS OF MODESTY IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE African clothing is the traditional clothing worn by the people of Africa. In some instances, these traditional garments have been replaced by western clothing introduced to Africans by European colonialists. (Britain) The evolution of African clothing is difficult to trace because of the lack of historical evidence. Although …

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COMMNICATION STYLES IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE

COMMUNICATION STYLES IN THE AFRICAN CULTURE The communication of ideas in and from Africa is characterized by enormous changes over time and variations among societies. Historically, as might be expected for such a large and ancient continent—the second largest in the world and the one where humanity originated—African societies have exhibited high levels of cultural …

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African Parenting: Unusual ways parents show love to their kids

AFRICAN PARENTING; UNUSUAL WAYS PARENTS SHOW LOVE TO THEIR KIDS African Parents Will Force-Feed Their Kids Out of Love Force-feeding is the act of making someone to eat against their will. In African families, this is quite common with young kids. Whenever a child refuses to eat for whatever reason, their parents may resort to …

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THE CONCEPT OF JUSTICE AMONG THE AGIKUYU COMMUNITY

THE KIKUYU JUDICIAL SYSTEM The Agĩkũyũ judicial system, known as kĩama, resembles the modern common law system, also known as case law.  The Agĩkũyũ have a proverb that says, ‘ciira ũciiragwo na ũngĩ ‘ meaning, a case is deliberated upon based on precedence judgement. This is what is popularly referred to as law of precedence. …

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AFRICAN FACTS – CULTURE, TRIBES AND HISTORY

AFRICA FACTS – CULTURE, TRIBES AND HISTORY Africa Is Home to 5 Famous Record Breaking Animals The second of our Africa facts tells us a bit about the continent’s animal kingdom. While the wildlife is, generally speaking, very diverse in Africa, some of the most well-known animals are record breakers. The world’s largest mammal, the …

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