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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 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.
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.
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.
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, dominates the Tanzanian plains. It was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa on February 11, 2013 and has inspired writers, poets, artists and explorers for over 150 years.
Lesotho and Prince Harry
Prince Harry was so moved by the plight of the people of Lesotho that he set up a charity with their Prince Seeiso to provide education, skills and self-belief to the many thousands of orphans and children living in extreme poverty high in the mountains of this kingdom.
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.
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