Category Archives: Somalia

Cuisines and Crops of Africa, 19th Century – The Limits of Pastoralism as a Lifestyle

  [First posted  24 Oct 2009  Revised 04 November 2011] With the Horn of Africa so much in the news now, I am updating and reposting several links that focus on limited resources in the area. Summary: The importance of the relationship … Continue reading

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Post-War Peace Keeping

Post-War Peace Keeping. Keeping the Peace in Burundi – by Keeping the Peace in  Somalia

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Posted in Africa-Central, Boy soldier, Burundi, East central Africa, Humanitarian Assistance, Keeping the peace, Somalia | 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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Fasting and Feasting in Africa – Reasoned Responses to Radical Changes in Climate and Crops

“The quantities of meat our men devour is quite astounding. They boil as much as their pots will hold, and eat till it becomes physically impossible for them to stow away any more…” In a previous post – ‘Cuisines and … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Agriculture, Colonialism, Cuisine, European explorers, Explorers & exploration, Food, Food Aid, Humanitarian Assistance, John Hanning Speke, Nomadic lifestyle, Somali, Somalia, Third World | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments