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Zimbabwe's Flame Lily
Zimbabwe's national flower, the Flame Lily, is facing extinction. In a country where so many live below the poverty line, this flower can bring an income to some of the poorer communities.
Wedding Traditon of the Nuer People
The traditional Nuer people of South Sudan and Ethiopia place cattle at the heart of their community. The Nuer wedding happens in stages starting with a gift of cattle from the groom to the bride’s clan and is finalized when the bride produces her third child, ensuring male lineage.
The African Sound of Fado and Mariza
Fado is a traditional Portuguese style of music that is celebrated in Mozambique. Mariza, a popular local singer, lends her soulful and colorful voice to the unique sounds of Fado. Mariza’s African roots are clear in her love of music and the passion she injects into her singing.
Southern Tip of Africa
The brave explorers sailed around the southern tip of Africa on their way to the East in hope of finding their fortunes. This treacherous stretch of coastline took many lives, inspired the construction of a beautiful lighthouse and is the furthest south you can go on the African continent.
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Rooibos tea or Red Tea from South Africa began to gain popularity in western countries during WWII. This caffeine-free tea has a rich history and has become a popular drink in many variations and flavors and has some interesting uses too.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the famous inactive volcano, which dominates the Tanzanian plains, was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa on February 11, 2013 as it has inspired writers, poets, artists and explorers for over 150 years.
Kenya’s Athletic Success
The town of Eldoret in Kenya is home to most of Kenya's middle and long distance athletes. They have dominated these distances since the 1968 Olympic Games and the reasons for their successes are interesting.
Festival of the Sahara
Life in the Sahara Desert is difficult and lonely. Once a year, for four days, tribes from North Africa come together in Tunisia to celebrate the desert, challenge each other in tests of survival and share desert tradition.
Creation by the Kuba People
The Creation is an important aspect of the religious beliefs of the Kuba people of central Africa. It explains how they were created and how the world around them came to be. This provides a foundation for their lives today.
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