Africa

The Problems and Culture of its People

Desertification

Africa, south of the Sahara are facing Desertification, desertification could be caused by multiple thing such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is when land becomes extremely dry because of not having water. Desertification is mostly an issue around Sudan, Niger, and Mali.
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Overpopulation

Overpopulation in Africa is complicated, in some places it is overpopulated but in other there is barely anyone living there. Families would have an average of 5 kids in Africa. The reason why Africa has so high overpopulation rates is because there is a sharp decline in infant and child minority rates coupled with high fertility rates. Overpopulation is the biggest problem in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Genocide

The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority. This was around a 100 day period from April to mid July, and as estimated 500,000-1,000,000 Rwandans were killed.
A VERY Short History of Rwanda

Civil War

There are currently 15 African countries involved in war or are experiencing post-war conflicts. The reason why Africa has so many civil is because high levels of poverty, failed political institutions, and economic dependence on natural resources. In West Africa, a couple countries involved in war are Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria.
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Dieases

There are multiple killing diseases in Africa, like Ebola, Cholera, Dengue,HIV/AIDS, and Hookworm. The reason why people have all these different diseases is because they are in poverty, and may not have enough money to get medical care or money for the prevention. Diseases have killed about 61.7 percent of the people that live in the Sub-Saharan part of Africa.
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Education

Lack of education can play into diseases multiple way, one way is they teach you about diseases in school so you have little knowledge about diseases and how they're bad. Another reason that the lack of education could be bad, is in school you learn about what to do if you have a disease, you may not know what to do or who to tell in Africa. The last reason why it could be bad is you may not know you have a disease, also in school they teach about symptoms and how to get checked for certain diseases.

Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage- a ceremony and marks the tradition from one phase of life to another. Sacrafation has been widely used to mark a milestone in both men and womans life, that could be an example of a rite of passage.
Rites of Manhood: Crocodile Scars

Swahili

Swahili- Bantu language and the first language of swahili people. Swahili is spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, and Burundi.
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Polygamy

Polygamy is when a man or woman has multiple partners. Most of Africa believes in polygamy, there are very few that don't.
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Bantu

Bantu is a major Niger-Congo language spoken by most of Africa. It is usally most of south Africa who speak Bantu.