Africa

The problems and culture of its people.

Below are several of the problems Africa faces

Desertification

Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife, desertification is mainly occurring in Northern Africa in countries such as Chad, Niger, Algeria, and Libya.
Big image

Overpopulation

Overpopulation is the occurrence in which the population of a certain species ,or in this case people, exceeds the carrying capacity of a specific region. Overpopulation is occurring mostly in countries similar to Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Big image

Apartheid

Apartheid is an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart." A more relative way of understanding the word apartheid is that it is a way of saying racial segregation. It is mainly a problem in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela: Rachel Maddow talks about the history of apartheid in South Africa

Genocide

Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. One of the main countries in Africa where this is occurring is The Central African Republic.
UN warns against risk of genocide in CAR

Civil Wars

A civil war is a war between organized groups within the same state or country, or, less commonly, between two countries created from a formerly united state. Some modern conflicts in Africa are the political conflicts in Egypt and the Egyptian- Libyan War.
Big image

Disease

Disease is "a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury" (Google.com). Disease , or famine, is a problem widely spread throughout the continent of Africa.
Big image

Lack of Education

Lack of Education leads to most of the problems of African culture previously listed. One example of this is that uneducated people aren't smart enough to be able to create new medicines to solve the world famine problem. Another reason a low education rate affects African culture is because without education, people aren't smart enough to figure out the reasons of war and the reasons to fight.

Rites of Passage

A right of passage is a ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone's life, especially birth, puberty, marriage, and death. Below is a video explaining what a right of passage is. A few examples of a rite of passage in Africa would be the Rite of Adulthood. In african Tribes, the Rite of Adulthood comes when a child reaches puberty at about age 12-13. Another African Rite of Passage is the Rite of Ancestry is easily achieved at death, after the Rite of Eldership.
Girl's Rite of Passage

Swahili

Swahili is a Bantu language widely used in East Africa and having official status in several countries. It is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of Southeastern Africa.
Big image

Polygamy

Polygamy is the state or practice of being married to more than one person at the same time. It exists all over the African continent. The polygamy exists all over the continent because it represent an aspect of their culture and religion.One of the reasons why this has happened is because the societies have managed to see that children were a form of wealth and this is considered to be more powerful for a family. Europe is where polygamy mainly takes place.
Big image

Bantu

Bantu is a member of any of several people forming a cultural interrelated family in Central and Southern Africa. Bantu people are the people that speak Bantu languages. They are ethnic groups in Africa. It is stretched from the central portion of Africa to the Southern area of Africa.
Big image