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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
[First posted Nov. 2010, Revised 06 November 2011] The Portuguese had been trading in and marginally colonizing east-southern Africa since the 15th Century. When, two centuries later, the English decided to explore the region, small settlements of Portuguese and their Catholic … Continue reading
Hippos on a sandbar in the Rusizi River. Source Wiki This is the last post about the exploration of the Rusizi River on Lake Tanganyika, by Stanley and Livingstone. Though surprisingly, there were ‘armchair explorers’ back in England who doubted … Continue reading
Livingstone and Stanley continue their exploration on Lake Tanganyika, and continue heading north in order to investigate whether the Rusizi River ran IN or OUT of the lake. Earllier entries are here and here. I’ve highlighted place names in Blue and underlined … Continue reading