Category Archives: Military position

Village Gates: Post-War Symbols of Safety

It has now been over one year with no fighting or rebel attacks in the village.  During the war years, when women and children fled the village during an attack, while menfolk remained to protect their property, we oftentimes took … Continue reading

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Village Gates: Post-War Symbols of Safety

It has now been over one year with no fighting or rebel attacks in the village.  During the war years, when women and children fled the village during an attack, while menfolk remained to protect their property, we oftentimes took … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, After the War, Living here, Longhouse, Military position, Mud brick houses, Peaceful times, War Games | Leave a comment

Life and Livestock in the Arid Areas of Somiland, 1850’s

When Burton and Speke travelled in the regions of what today is Somaliland, they discovered  ways of life lived by both pastoralists and livestock that were, to them, unique.  Reasonable responses to aridity formed the context for successful survival.  …In … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-East, Breeds of livestock, Burton and Speke, Colonialism, Explorers & exploration, fat-Tailed sheep, Food, Horn of Africa, John Hanning Speke, Livestock, Military position, Pastoralism, Somali, Somalia, Swahili coast | 1 Comment