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November 9 2013 African Culture Newsletter

Hi all,

Such a relief that the rebel group M23 have laid down their arms in the Congo. This will hopefully mean a move towards talks with peace and stability on the agenda.

This week I wanted to look at a playful element of African culture. This game can be played right now....simple rules and basic equipment. Great fun for everyone in the family!

Mankala - Africa's Oldest Game
In Africa the game of mankala has connected millions for millennia. Although the basics remain the same, the name of the game changes in different countries and regions where intricacies, features and equipment vary slightly too.

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Dawn Denton, African Culture Editor

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