Problems!!! Questions!!! Culture!!!
-Desertification: When fertile land becomes desert; typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture-Desertification is caused by Overgrazing, Farming of Average Land, and Destruction of plants in dry regions.
-Desertification is a huge problem in the Sahel Desert.
-This was a problem in Southern Africa
-Caused by the need for power, political differences, poverty, and poor government policies
-Genocide took place in the following places of Africa; Rwanda, Congo, Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria, and Uganda
-Most civil wars have occured more towards northern and central africa.
-The causes of these diseases are parasites and many more environmental factors
-Diseases are the leading contributing factor to deaths in Africa, so they are found in all areas of Africa
How does a lack of education relate to all the problems listed above?
Rites of Passage
- Rite of Childhood; A child is not to be named before its 12th birthday so they can't be identified by the spirit of death.
- Rite of Coming of Age; As each teen moves towards adulthood, they must forgo some initiation rituals by the elders to be considered a men
- Rite of Marriage; A male is not considered a man until he is married and has kids
-Typically spoken in East Africa
-Polygamy is very widespread across Kenya
-Bantu occurs in South Africa