Africa

The Problems and Culture of Its People

Problems Throughout Africa

Desertfication

What is Desertification?

Desertification occurs when the tree and plant cover that binds the soil is removed, causing the desert to break apart.


Where is desertification occurring in Africa?

Desertification is happening mainly in southern Africa, and in the Sahara desert.

Overpopulation

What is Overpopulation?

Overpopulation is when the number of people in a place exceeds the capacity of how many people can actually be there.


Where is overpopulation occurring in Africa?

Overpopulation is mainly a problem in sub-Saharan Africa, such as Sudan, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.

Apartheid

What is an Apartheid?

An Apartheid is a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.


Where is an apartheid occurring in Africa?

The policy of apartheid is set in South Africa.


Nelson Mandela "Apartheid": Video(BELOW)

Genocide

What is a Genocide?

A genocide is the killing of a large group, especially those of particular groups or nations.


Where is it occurring in Africa?

A genocide happened in Rwanda in 1994, but today genocides are happening in Central African Republic.


Rwanda Genocide: Video(BELOW)

Civil Wars

What are Civil Wars?

Civil Wars are wars fought between citizens of the same country.


Where are civil wars occurring in Africa?

The most recent civil war in Africa was the South Sudanese Civil War which ended in 2014, and broke Sudan into two countries, which are Sudan and South Sudan.

Disease

What is a Disease?

A disease is sometimes a serious medical condition causing very harmful symptoms and signs, some signs are weight gain and puking.


Where are diseases occurring in Africa?

The worst disease that has happened in Africa was Ebola and it was widespread all over the continent, but mainly happened in West Africa, like the two worst were Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

How can a lack of education attribute the problems described above?

The lack of education attributes to the problems described above because if Africans had a good education they would know the right way to take care of the desert, know the dangers and how bad wars and genocides are, and how to cure and treat patients that have severe medical conditions such as a disease.

Culture of Africans

Rites of Passage

What are Rites of Passage?

Rites of passages are events marking a person moving onto the next stage in their life, such as birth or puberty.


Examples of rites of passage in Africa:

The five main rites of passage in Africa are the rite of birth, the rite of adulthood, the rite of marriage, the rite of eldership, and the rite of ancestorship.


African Rites of Passage: Article(BELOW)

Swahili

Who are the Swahili?

The Swahili are a ethnic and cultural group, that speak Swahili, which is a Bantu language.


Where do the Swahili people live in Africa?
The Swahili people inhabit the African Great Lakes region, which are places around Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Kenya.

Polygamy

What does Polygamy mean?

Polygamy means the practice or custom of a male having multiple wives.


What part of Africa does polygamy happen in?

Polygamy is accepted in many of the African countries including Sudan, South Africa, and Kenya.

Bantu

What is Bantu?

Bantu is a major branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken by most populations in Africa.


What part of Africa is Bantu mainly spoken in?

The language of Bantu is mainly spoken in Africa around the central portion down to the southern portion, which is from Cameroon to Kenya, and all the way down to South Africa.