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Tag Archives: Africa-General
[First posted August 2009, Revised 13 December 2011] Over the coming months I will continue putting up brief notes on cuisine and crops in Africa, covering the following and related topics. Some of these are summary overviews, not intended … Continue reading
Lotus plants of the species Nymphaea lotus L. were an important ingredient in African traditional cuisine. Found throughout tropical Africa and in the Nile Valley, their collection and processing for the table is reported by various colonial writers. The frustration, though, … Continue reading
Keeping the Peace in Burundi – by Working for Peace in Somalia [First posted Juin 2009, Revised 13 November 2011] Peace negotiations in Burundi have brought together all rebel groups and are associated with the long and complex process known … Continue reading
[First posted May 2010, Revised 04 November 2011] Re-posting an earlier blog on climate change and agriculture, to be followed with a blog on the same topic, but with a focus on the Garamantian kingdom and other groups of North Africa and the … Continue reading
[First posted May 2010, Updated 30 October 2011] David Livingstone captured the imagination of Europeans and Americans in the 19th Century, many of whom saw missionizing as THE way to ‘civilize’ African populations. I shall content myself with showing to you that even … Continue reading
[First posted in 2009, Updated 26 October 2011] Pt. 1 of this entry explained how Batwa pots are made, and noted that as metal and plastic enter the market, the pots are being increasingly marginalized – thus further undermining the … Continue reading