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Nelson Mandela, the Man
Nelson Mandela has impacted lives across the planet. His understanding of human nature and his drive and determination to make things right for everyone will always be celebrated in history books and in the hearts of those he touched.
Raffia Cloth of the Kuba People
Raffia cloth is central to the culture of the Kuba people as the symbolic patterns reveal stories and secrets about their lives. The cloth is made from leaves of the raffia tree found in the Democratic Republic of Congo and especially in the area between the Kasai and Sankuru rivers.
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.
Shaka Zulu the Military Leader
Historians have ranked Shaka, the great Zulu king, as one of the world's greatest military leaders. His military innovations transformed the Zulu community and gave them pride and passion.
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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.
Story of 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.
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.
Traditional Ruler of the Agbor Kingdom
Since 1963 the kings of Nigeria have had no constitutional powers, even though some of them reigned over vast areas of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. The king of the Agbor Kingdom is a traditional ruler, who values his people and is loved in return.
Wedding Tradition of the Nuer People
The traditional Nuer people of South Sudan and Ethiopia celebrate weddings in stages starting with a gift of cattle from the groom to the bride’s clan. The union of marriage is finalized when the bride produces her third child, ensuring male lineage.
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